Visiting
Visit Vis"it, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Visited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Visiting}.] [F. visiter, L. visitare, fr. visere to go to see, to visit, fr. videre, visum to see. See {Vision.}] [1913 Webster] 1. To go or come to see, as for the purpose of friendship, business, curiosity, etc.; to attend; to call upon; as, the physician visits his patient. [1913 Webster]

2. Specifically: To go or come to see for inspection, examination, correction of abuses, etc.; to examine, to inspect; as, a bishop visits his diocese; a superintendent visits persons or works under his charge. [1913 Webster]

3. (Script.) To come to for the purpose of chastising, rewarding, comforting; to come upon with reward or retribution; to appear before or judge; as, to visit in mercy; to visit one in wrath. [1913 Webster]

[God] hath visited and redeemed his people. --Like i. 68. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Visiting — Vis it*ing, a. & vb. n. from {Visit}. [1913 Webster] {Visiting ant}. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Driver ant}, under {Driver}. {Visiting book}, a book in which a record of visits received, made, and to be made, is kept. Thackeray. {Visiting card}. See under… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • visiting — adjective Date: 1949 1. invited to join or attend an institution (as a university) for a limited time < a visiting professor > < a visiting fellow > 2. playing on an opponent s grounds < the visiting team > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • visiting — n. & adj. n. paying a visit or visits. attrib.adj. (of an academic) spending some time at another institution (a visiting professor). Phrases and idioms: visiting card a card with a person s name etc., sent or left in lieu of a formal visit.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • visiting — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun Visiting is used before these nouns: ↑card, ↑day, ↑hour {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} adj. Visiting is used with these nouns: ↑celebrity, ↑fan, ↑fellow, ↑lecturer, ↑professor, ↑right …   Collocations dictionary

  • visiting — vis·it·ing || vɪzɪtɪŋ adj. staying for a limited period of time, guest (i.e. visiting lecturer); making visits, calling on n. visit, calling on, dropping by; inspection vis·it || vɪzɪt n. temporary stay somewhere; instance of spending… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • visiting — (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [On a visit] Syn. staying, stopping, residing temporarily, stopping over, stopping off, wintering, summering, calling. 2. [Abroad in an official or a semiofficial capacity] Syn. sojourning, calling upon, touring, inspecting …   English dictionary for students

  • Visiting card — Visiting cards also known as calling cards first appeared in China in the 15th century, and in Europe in the 17th century. The footmen of aristocrats and of royalty would deliver these first European visiting cards to the servants of their… …   Wikipedia

  • Visiting ant — Visiting Vis it*ing, a. & vb. n. from {Visit}. [1913 Webster] {Visiting ant}. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Driver ant}, under {Driver}. {Visiting book}, a book in which a record of visits received, made, and to be made, is kept. Thackeray. {Visiting card}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Visiting book — Visiting Vis it*ing, a. & vb. n. from {Visit}. [1913 Webster] {Visiting ant}. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Driver ant}, under {Driver}. {Visiting book}, a book in which a record of visits received, made, and to be made, is kept. Thackeray. {Visiting card}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Visiting card — Visiting Vis it*ing, a. & vb. n. from {Visit}. [1913 Webster] {Visiting ant}. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Driver ant}, under {Driver}. {Visiting book}, a book in which a record of visits received, made, and to be made, is kept. Thackeray. {Visiting card}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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