Meaning of VISIT in English

VISIT

/ ˈvɪzɪt; NAmE / verb , noun

■ verb

1.

[ vn ] to go to see a person or a place for a period of time :

She went to visit relatives in Wales.

The Prime Minister is visiting Japan at the moment.

You should visit your dentist at least twice a year.

2.

[ vn ] ( computing ) to go to a website on the Internet :

For more information, visit our website.

3.

to stay somewhere for a short time :

[ v ]

We don't live here. We're just visiting.

[ vn ]

The lake is also visited by seals in the summer.

4.

[ vn ] to make an official visit to sb, for example to perform checks or give advice :

government inspectors visiting schools

PHRASAL VERBS

- visit sth on / upon sb/sth

- visit with sb

■ noun

1.

visit (to sb/sth) (from sb) an occasion or a period of time when sb goes to see a place or person and spends time there :

It's my first visit to New York.

They're on an exchange visit to France.

If you have time, pay a visit to the local museum.

We had a visit from the police last night.

Is this a social visit , or is it business?

a visit to the doctor

( BrE )

a home visit (= when your doctor visits you)

—see also flying visit

2.

( computing ) an occasion when sb looks at a website on the Internet :

Visits to our website have doubled in a year.

3.

visit (with sb) ( NAmE , informal ) an occasion when two or more people meet to talk in an informal way

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WORD ORIGIN

Middle English : from Old French visiter or Latin visitare go to see, frequentative of visare to view, from videre to see.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.