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tour  audio  (tr) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. A trip with visits to various places of interest for business, pleasure, or instruction.
  2. A group organized for such a trip or for a shorter sightseeing excursion.
  3. A brief trip to or through a place for the purpose of seeing it: a tour of the house.
  4. A journey to fulfill a round of engagements in several places: a pianist on a concert tour.
  5. A shift, as in a factory.
  6. A period of duty at a single place or job.
  7. Sports A series of professional tournaments, as in golf.
VERB:
toured, tour·ing, tours
VERB:
intr.
  1. To travel from place to place, especially for pleasure.
  2. To travel among various places while fulfilling engagements.
VERB:
tr.
  1. To make a tour of: toured Europe last summer; officials touring the scene of the disaster.
  2. To present (a play, for example) on a tour.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English, a turn, from Old French (influenced by tourner, to turn about), from Latin tornus, lathe ; see turn

OTHER FORMS:
tourer(Noun)


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