visitant

Definitions

  • NUMA POMPILIUS VISITING THE NYMPH EGERIA
    NUMA POMPILIUS VISITING THE NYMPH EGERIA
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n visitant someone who visits
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Additional illustrations & photos:

THE KING AND PRINCESS VISIT THE MARQUIS THE KING AND PRINCESS VISIT THE MARQUIS
Macbeth visits the witches Macbeth visits the witches
Visits the Doctor 094 Visits the Doctor 094
Gargantua Visiting the Shops--1-17-038 Gargantua Visiting the Shops--1-17-038
FRANKLIN VISITING GEORGE III FRANKLIN VISITING GEORGE III
The snake prince visits his wife The snake prince visits his wife
Little Red Riding-Hood sets out to visit her Grandmother Little Red Riding-Hood sets out to visit her Grandmother
Dutchess grooms for her social visit Dutchess grooms for her social visit

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first spacecraft to visit the planet Venus was Mariner 2 in 1962.
    • n Visitant One who visits; a guest; a visitor. "When the visitant comes again, he is no more a stranger."
    • a Visitant Visiting.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Percentage of Americans who have visited Disneyland/Disney World: 70%
    • visitant Acting the part of a visitor; paying visits; visiting.
    • n visitant One who visits; one who goes or comes to see another; one who is a guest in the house of a friend; a visitor.
    • n visitant In ornithology, a migratory bird which comes to and stays in a place or region during a part of the year: opposed to resident: as, the snowy owl is a winter visitant from the north in the United States. Rare or irregular visitants are termed stragglers. See straggler, 2.
    • n visitant [capitalized] A member of a Roman Catholic order of nuns, founded at Annecy in Savoy by Francis de Sales and Mme. de Chantal in 1610. The order spread in various countries, and has been efficient in the education of young girls. The Visitants are also called Salesians, Order of the Visitation, Nuns of the Visitation, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Antarctica is visited by over 10,000 tourists a year.
    • Visitant paying visits, visiting
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Quotations

  • Corra May Harris
    Corra May Harris
    “A woman would rather visit her own grave than the place where she has been young and beautiful after she is aged and ugly.”
  • Anna Jameson
    Anna Jameson
    “Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man; youth never.”
  • H. L. Mencken
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    “Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends.”
  • Marianne Moore
    Marianne Moore
    “Superior people never make long visits.”
  • Josh Billings
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    “A good place to visit, but a poor place to stay.”
  • Oscar Wilde
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    “When one pays a visit it is for the purpose of wasting other people's time, not one's own.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. visitans, -antis,; p. pr.: cf. F. visitant,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. visiter—L. visitāre, freq. of visĕre, to go to see, visit—vidēre, to see.

Usage

In literature:

Lady Mason in her visits at The Cleeve said but little as to her son's present excellences.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
And here I may come again to that important branch of visitation, the visitation of the sick.
"To My Younger Brethren" by Handley C. G. Moule
Winter was the time for visiting.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
No strong hope was visiting them, but despair, even disquietude, seemed miles away.
"How It All Came Round" by L. T. Meade
Left to herself the little girl went on with her patchwork, and recalled her visit to the city.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Doris laid awake some time, wondering if she really liked visiting, and recalling the delightful Christmas visit at Uncle Winthrop's.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
It is, I think, an excellent plan, when visiting a place, to ascend some commanding height as soon as possible.
"Fair Italy, the Riviera and Monte Carlo" by W. Cope Devereux
I was nine years old, and went with my mother to pay a visit to a nobleman of high rank.
"The King's Mirror" by Anthony Hope
I immediately declared that I wished to visit such a place.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
Pleasant Visit to the Koroas.
"The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
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In poetry:

"O no, O no, Thomas," she said,
"That name does not belang to me;
I am but the queen of fair Elfland,
That am hither come to visit thee.
"Thomas The Rhymer" by Anonymous British
For often thou dost visit me
And bring a comfort sweet and cheering
As I thy loving presence see
Through faith's eternal power appearing.
"To Nettie" by Aaron Southwick
And just as one that, waking, can
Recall the thing he dreamed, but knows
'Twas of the phantom world that man
Visits in languors of repose;
"At The Gate Of The Convent" by Alfred Austin
The swallow hath gone to the barn,
And the cuckoo, the robin, and wren;—
Then go, little bird, when 'tis warm,
Nor pay us a visit again.
"On Seeing A Snow-Bird" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
Thy visitations all-benign
The earth illume—the earth o'erflow;
That ever-gracious smile of Thine
Brings light from mists and joy from woe.
"Look on the Bright Side" by John Bowring
And lands, of which in youth I dreamed
And read, heart-moved, and longed to see,
When really visited, have seemed
Not strange but known to me.
"Reincarnation" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

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A 2011 visit to the New Cambridge Lofts building in Edmonton, Alberta, started out as purely business for architect Vivian Manasc.
Federal officials visited Georgia farms impacted by drought.
Matt Ryan passed for 262 yards and three touchdowns as visiting Atlanta had little trouble with Philadelphia and its new offensive coordinator.
Over the weekend, I headed out west to Barnes Air National Guard base to visit the 104th Fighter Wing.
This visit was his third in the area and he toured the University of Albany Nanoscale Science and Engineering.
TH MEMBER 102 VISITS 8 VOTES.
The visit by their first lady was a day of enormous pride for this vital Pelham Parkway community.
Tom visits the airplane on Tuesday.
Barks submitted this photo of an albino hummingbird visiting the feeder in West Cape Girardeau in October.
Chicago's cultural historian, Tim Samuelson, and his wife, Barbara Koenen, were the first to visit the StoryCorps MobileBooth during its visit to Chicago.
Parisa opened its doors near where I work at my other job (which is way less fun than visiting restaurants and eating out) so I had already been to visit for lunch and dinner before.
The senior WR/DE visited Arizona State on Saturday for an official visit.
Candidates have visited Arizona XX times this month, XX in the past week XX has visited the most.
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In science:

Theoretically random walks can accomplish perfect decorrelation between traffic load and network structure since in steady state, a random walker visits any node i with probability d(i)/2m, proportional to the node’s degree, and visits any edge with equal probability 1/2m.
Mean First Hitting Time of Searching for Path Through Random Walks on Complex Networks
In this paper we propose an enhancement to the random walk with choice by considering a new metric that captures not only the actual visits to a given node, but also the intensity of the visits to the neighbourhood of the node.
Enhanced Random Walk with Choice: An Empirical Study
At each node a metric is defined that captures not only the actual visits to a given node, but also the intensity of the visits to the neighbourhood of the node.
Enhanced Random Walk with Choice: An Empirical Study
Maximum Node Load at Cover Steps (MNLCS): Is the number of visits of the most visited node at cover steps.
Enhanced Random Walk with Choice: An Empirical Study
Maximum Node Load at Cover Time (MNLCT): Is the expected number of visits to the most visited node at cover time.
Enhanced Random Walk with Choice: An Empirical Study
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