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1 the act of going to see some person or place or thing for a short time; "he dropped by for a visit"
2 a meeting arranged by the visitor to see someone (such as a doctor or lawyer) for treatment or advice; "he scheduled a visit to the dentist"
3 the act of visiting in an official capacity (as for an inspection)
4 the act of going to see some person in a professional capacity; "a visit to the dentist"
5 a temporary stay (e.g., as a guest) [syn: sojourn]


1 visit a place, as for entertainment; "We went to see the Eiffel Tower in the morning" [syn: see]
2 go to certain places as for sightseeing; "Did you ever visit Paris?" [syn: travel to]
3 pay a brief visit; "The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens" [syn: call in, call]
4 come to see in an official or professional capacity; "The governor visited the prison"; "The grant administrator visited the laboratory" [syn: inspect]
5 impose something unpleasant; "The principal visited his rage on the students" [syn: inflict, bring down, impose]
6 talk socially without exchanging too much information; "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze" [syn: chew the fat, shoot the breeze, chat, confabulate, confab, chitchat, chatter, chaffer, natter, gossip, jaw, claver]
7 stay with as a guest; "Every summer, we visited our relatives in the country for a month"
8 assail; "He was visited with a terrible illness that killed him quickly"

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. To go and meet a person or see a place.


to go and meet or see


  1. A single act of visiting.
  2. In the context of "medecine|insurance": An office visit; a billable encounter.


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Extensive Definition

A visit is where a person, or people, goes to either see someone or a place. It can refer to many things:
Visit may also refer to:
  • US-VISIT, a U.S. immigration and border management system
In fiction:
In computer science:
  • VisIt, interactive parallel visualization and analysis software.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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