• The Visitor
    The Visitor
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Visitorer 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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Additional illustrations & photos:

Visitor from the country Visitor from the country


  • 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
    “The first thing that strikes a visitor to Paris is a taxi.”
  • William Cowper
    “Visitors are insatiable devourers of time, and fit only for those who, if they did not visit, would do nothing.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “My evening visitors, if they cannot see the clock should find the time in my face.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “An executive is someone who talks with visitors so the other employees can get their work done.”
  • Henry James
    “Though there are some disagreeable things in Venice there is nothing so disagreeable as the visitors.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. visiter—L. visitāre, freq. of visĕre, to go to see, visit—vidēre, to see.


In literature:

But it must seem rather odd to our visitors that I should know so little of your plans.
"The Fruit of the Tree" by Edith Wharton
Members can introduce a Visitor for a few days, but the Links are not open to paying Visitors.
"The Sunny Side of Ireland" by John O'Mahony and R. Lloyd Praeger
He looked apprehensively towards his unexpected visitor.
"A Maker of History" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
So I repeat: Brooklyn's tangled streets serve their highest purpose in safeguarding its inhabitants against the unwelcome visitor.
"The Patient Observer" by Simeon Strunsky
When she had finished she stood at one of the windows with her back to her visitor.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
There is a visitor in the parlour for you.
"Kate Danton, or, Captain Danton's Daughters" by May Agnes Fleming
The dusky servitor drew back a curtain and waved him to enter, bowing low as the visitor passed.
"Brood of the Witch-Queen" by Sax Rohmer
The visitors no longer brought in snow-flakes, but left brown footmarks.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
Visitors from the city thronged the camp in the afternoons and evenings.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
She must have been near her thirty-fifth year at that time, about the same age as our visitor.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various

In poetry:

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
Yet why should thoughts like these intrude to scare
The vagrant Happiness, when she will deign
To smile upon us here,
A transient visitor?
"On Whit-Monday" by Henry Kirke White
Dutchman all was the Commodore
At once when he saw his wondrous guest,
Marveling much and marveling more
As he listed the visitor’s request.
"A Business Transaction" by James Jeffrey Roche
And the Mavis and Blackbird merrily sing,
Making the Den with their notes to ring;
From high noon till sunset at night,
Filling the visitor's heart with delight.
"The Den o' Fowlis" by William Topaz McGonagall
The mistress of the house is very kind,
A more affable woman would be herd to find;
And to visitors she is very good,
And well versed in history, be it understood.
"The Fair Maid of Perth's House" by William Topaz McGonagall
'NO VISITORS' I thumb the roller to
and leans against the door.
Comfortable in my horseblanket
I prop on the costly bed & dream of my wife,
my first wife,
and my second wife & my son.
"Dream Song 54: 'NO VISITORS' I thumb the roller to" by John Berryman

In news:

The Olympian had 27,988 visitors yesterday.
Visitors to Bartlesville , Okla.
Three Yosemite visitors have died from the disease.
Visitors look over the new iPad mini at an Apple event in San Jose, California October 23, 2012 REUTERS/Robert Galbraith (UNITED STATES.
Most visitors, of course, will want to see something more than the villages and the towns, and will embark on a safari.
The US Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is continuing to alert visitors about a blue-green algae bloom in the Allegheny Reservoir.
The new visitor center at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden .
Rex Larsen Grand Rapids Press file photo In a 1980 photo, Hana Ali, then 2, pleads for attention as her famous father, Muhammed Ali, entertained visitors to his Deer Lake Park training camp.
The Olympian had 22,121 visitors yesterday.
Signs warn visitors of plague at Taylor Creek Visitor Center on Thursday.
How Chinese visitors are changing Chinatown.
NYC visitors invited to sit with Christopher Columbus .
Our Sunday Visitor's Catholic Almanac.
The final Düsseldorf CPD Signatures, which took place from February 4 through 6, ended on Monday 12,300 trade visitors used the event to place orders with 408 exhibitors.
UTTM Contributor Ed Boyle reports on some unwanted American visitors who are causing mayhem in the finer parts of London.

In science:

Astrophysics, the ESO visitor program and ON where much of the work was carried out.
Redshift-Distance Survey of Early-Type Galaxies: Circular Aperture Photometry
ESO supported this research through its visitor program.
The Planetary Nebula population of the Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy
We call this first visitor the explorer of Q, and let AQ denote the set of agents inside Q at time tQ .
Infectious Random Walks
SD thanks the York University Physics Dept for hospitality when this work was begun, and NSERC for visitor funding.
Non-Standard Neutrino Interactions at Colliders
There are many examples of successful K-12 outreach programs built around visitor centers, e.g., the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake