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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
vis•i•tor /ˈvɪzɪtɚ/USA pronunciation
n. [countable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
- a person who visits, as for reasons of friendship, business, duty, sickness, or the like.
(viz′i tər), n.
- a person who visits, as for reasons of friendship, business, duty, travel, or the like.
Visitor, caller, guest, visitant are terms for a person who comes to spend time with or stay with others, or in a place. A visitor often stays some time, for social pleasure, for business, sightseeing, etc.:a visitor at our neighbor's house.A caller comes for a brief (usually) formal visit:The caller merely left her card.A guest is anyone receiving hospitality, and the word has been extended to include anyone who pays for meals and lodging:a welcome guest; a hotel guest.Visitant applies esp. to a migratory bird or to a supernatural being:a warbler as a visitant.
- Late Latin vīsitātor, equivalent. to Latin vīsitā(re) to visit + -tor -tor
- Anglo-French; Old French visiteor
- late Middle English visitour 1400–50
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
visitor /ˈvɪzɪtə/ n
- a person who pays a visit; caller, guest, tourist, etc
- another name for visitant
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