visitor

Definitions

  • The Visitor
    The Visitor
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n visitor someone who visits
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Visitor from the country Visitor from the country
SUMMER VISITORS SUMMER VISITORS
MORNING VISITORS MORNING VISITORS

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The oldest inhabited house in Scotland is the Traquair Castle. The castle has had 27 kings as visitors
    • Visitor A superior, or a person lawfully appointed for the purpose, who makes formal visits of inspection to a corporation or an institution. See Visit v. t., 2, and Visitation n., 2. "The king is the visitor of all lay corporations."
    • Visitor One who visits; one who comes or goes to see another, as in civility or friendship. "This great flood of visitors ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: As of 14.10.2003, only 0.6% of people actually sign the guestbook. Its true. Over 120,000 visitors. Yes, the statistic did go down.
    • n visitor One who visits. Specifically— One who comes or goes to see or stay with another, as in civility or friendship.
    • n visitor A superior or person authorized to visit a corporation or any institution, for the purpose of seeing that the laws and regulations are observed, or that the duties and conditions prescribed by the founder or by law are duly performed or executed.
    • n visitor In zoology, a visitant. Synonyms Visitor, Caller, Guest. Caller regards a person as coming to see another for a short interview of civility, formality, or friendship: as, she devoted the afternoon to receiving callers. Visitor regards the person as coming to see another, but making a longer stay than a coller and enjoying more of social intercourse. Guest regards the person as admitted to hospitality, and hence generally as welcome.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Many koalas are killed in sanctuaries by cars of visitors. 2. A newborn koala finds its way to the mother's pouch by following a trail of saliva.
    • Visitor one who visits, calls on, or makes a stay with a person: a person authorised to visit an institution to see that it is managed properly:—fem. Vis′itress
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Quotations

  • Robert Nathan
    Robert Nathan
    “Beauty is ever to the lonely mind a shadow fleeting; she is never plain. She is a visitor who leaves behind the gift of grief, the souvenir of pain.”
  • Fred A. Allen
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    “The first thing that strikes a visitor to Paris is a taxi.”
  • William Cowper
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    “Visitors are insatiable devourers of time, and fit only for those who, if they did not visit, would do nothing.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “My evening visitors, if they cannot see the clock should find the time in my face.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “An executive is someone who talks with visitors so the other employees can get their work done.”
  • Henry James
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    “Though there are some disagreeable things in Venice there is nothing so disagreeable as the visitors.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. visiteur,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. visiter—L. visitāre, freq. of visĕre, to go to see, visit—vidēre, to see.

Usage

In literature:

But there was no lack of strength in his frame as he advanced briskly towards his visitors.
"The Shrieking Pit" by Arthur J. Rees
She rose and came forward when she saw her visitor.
"The Hand in the Dark" by Arthur J. Rees
Who could our visitor be?
"My Friend Smith" by Talbot Baines Reed
Captain Curtice and his wife had the true kindness to attempt no words as they sympathisingly bade their visitors farewell.
"Roger Ingleton, Minor" by Talbot Baines Reed
Silk assented and their visitor departed.
"The Willoughby Captains" by Talbot Baines Reed
I seem to drift into the position of coach to most of the English visitors here.
"The Independence of Claire" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Lydia, standing shakily by Mrs. Rennett's side, saw the visitor come in, and then, as she unfastened her coat, recognised her with a gasp.
"The Angel of Terror" by Edgar Wallace
Now, the first European visitors made serious {17} errors in describing Indian life.
"French Pathfinders in North America" by William Henry Johnson
The Chief was astounded at the audacity of the visitors.
"The Wonder Island Boys: Treasures of the Island" by Roger Thompson Finlay
Megger, dropping heavily into the chair, saw that the departing visitor had thrown a slip of pasteboard upon the carpet.
"The Sins of Séverac Bablon" by Sax Rohmer
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In poetry:

You who await a visitor,
With patient and enquiring eyes,
Leaving us as dullards here,
Shortly shall be very wise.
"To A Lady Of Many Summers" by Edith Mirick
O, how sad!
Why of visitors
Should there be not one?
In melancholy, where I dwell
The wind comes upon the bush-clover leaves.
"O, how sad" by Saigyo
The visitors, in summer clothing,
While walking on the crunchy sand,
Breathe in unfathomable fragrance
Which only bees can understand.
"The Linden Avenue" by Boris Pasternak
Scotscraig is an ancient and a most charming spot,
And once seen by visitors will never be forgot.
'Twas there that Archbishop Sharp lived long ago,
And the flower-garden there is a very grand show.
"The Village of Tayport and Its Surroundings" by William Topaz McGonagall
Then there's Lady Mary's Walk near the Bridge of Turret,
Which I hope visitors will go and see and not forget,
Because near by grows a magnificent oak most lovely to see,
Which is known by the name of Eppie Callum's Tree.
"Beautiful Crief" by William Topaz McGonagall
And at each end of this walk the visitors can ascend Laggan Hill,
And as they view the woods and fields with joy their hearts
And they will find seats plenteous on this elevated bower,
On which they may rest and wile away the hour.
"Beautiful Crief" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Cleveland Museum of Art's atrium opens with dancers, singers and 3,500 visitors.
Backpackers often experience national parks more intimately than other visitors.
Bhutan always has limited visitors and until the 1970s was closed to tourists.
Bleacher Reports boasts over 10 million monthly unique visitors.
SB Blood Bank 's Special Visitor.
The Olympian had 28,268 visitors yesterday.
A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker.
State Auditor Suzanne Bump has released the results of an audit performed on the Southeastern Massachusetts Convention and Visitors Bureau based in New Bedford.
MARIETTA — Orange traffic cones will again warn drivers not to park in the Tillman lot on Anderson Street in the Downtown Marietta Development Authority's latest effort to help visitors to the Square avoid booting fees.
Opening May 16th, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden 's new entrance along Washington Avenue is no garden-variety visitors center.
The Visitor Center at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden was designed by Weiss/Manfredi.
And in September, OLX became the leading classifieds site in Brazil, surpassing local rival QueBerato in visitors, according to researcher comScore (SCOR).
A visitor to the deluxe horror maze at Knott's offers his review.
But now they've been joined by the city's Toyota pickup plant, which is high on visitors' "must see" list.
State expects 615,000 visitors to spend $88 million.
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In science:

This contribution was written while I was a visitor at the IAS, and supported in part by the W.M.
"Non-Perturbative Methods" in Field Theory
The data presented herein were obtained as part of an ESO visitor mode run (program 72.C-0191). F.P. gratefully acknowledges the support of CNRS through the fellowship program of CNRS.
Two new "very hot Jupiters" among the OGLE transiting candidates
These results indicate overall that the service mode observing strategy as implemented by ESO performs very favourably for rotation period detection in NGC 2547, compared to our conventional visitor mode observations (e.g.
The Monitor project: Rotation of low-mass stars in the open cluster NGC 2547
Eileen drew a lot of attention and special visitors.
The Making of the Chandra X-ray Observatory: the Project Scientist's Perspective
Design Pattern Variations: A Better Visitor.
Software Design Document, Testing, and Deployment and Configuration Management of the UUIS - a Team 1 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
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