tour
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /tɔː(ɹ)/, /tʊə(ɹ)/
Noun

tour (plural tours)

  1. A journey through a particular building, estate, country, etc.
    On our last holiday to Spain we took a tour of the wine-growing regions.
  2. A guided visit to a particular place, or virtual place.
    On the company's website, you can take a virtual tour of the headquarters.
  3. A journey through a given list of places, such as by an entertainer performing concerts.
    Metallica's tour of Europe
  4. (sports, chiefly, cricket and rugby) A trip taken to another country in which several matches are played.
  5. (military) A tour of duty.
  6. (graph theory) A closed trail.
  7. (obsolete) A going round; a circuit.
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book 10”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
      The Bird of Jove, stoopt from his aerie tour,
  8. (obsolete) A turn; a revolution.
    the tours of the heavenly bodies
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tour (tours, present participle touring; past and past participle toured)

  1. (intransitive) To make a journey
    The Rolling Stones were still touring when they were in their seventies.
  2. (transitive) To make a circuit of a place
    The circuses have been touring Europe for the last few weeks.
Translations Translations Noun

tour (plural tours)

  1. (dated) A tower.
Verb

tour (tours, present participle touring; past and past participle toured)

  1. (obsolete) To toot a horn.

Tour
Proper noun
  1. (cycling, by ellipsis) The Tour de France.



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