- a person who pays a visit; caller, guest, tourist, etc
- another name for visitant
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
- a person who visits, as for reasons of friendship, business, duty, sickness, or the like.
- a person who visits, as for reasons of friendship, business, duty, travel, or the like.
- Late Latin vīsitātor, equivalent. to Latin vīsitā(re) to visit + -tor -tor
- Anglo-French; Old French visiteor
- late Middle English visitour 1400–50
- 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.