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Noun, Verb (usu participle)


Noun tour has 3 senses

Verb tour has 1 sense


tourn. [F. tour. See Tower.].
     A tower.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
tourn. [F. tour. See Turn, v. t.].
  •  A going round; a circuit; hence, a journey in a circuit; a prolonged circuitous journey; a comprehensive excursion; as, the tour of Europe; the tour of France or England.  [1913 Webster]
    "The bird of Jove stooped from his airy tour."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A turn; a revolution; as, the tours of the heavenly bodies.  Blackmore.  [1913 Webster]
  •  anything done successively, or by regular order; a turn; as, a tour of duty.  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Journey; excursion. See Journey.
tourv. i. 
     To make a tourm; as, to tour throught a country.  T. Hughes.  [1913 Webster]


tour, n. & v.
1 a a journey from place to place as a holiday. b an excursion, ramble, or walk (made a tour of the garden).
2 a a spell of duty on military or diplomatic service. b the time to be spent at a particular post.
3 a series of performances, matches, etc., at different places on a route through a country etc.
1 intr. (usu. foll. by through) make a tour (toured through India).
2 tr. make a tour of (a country etc.).

on tour (esp. of a team, theatre company, etc.) touring. touring-car a car with room for passengers and much luggage. tour operator a travel agent specializing in package holidays.
ME f. OF to(u)r f. L tornus f. Gk tornos lathe



air lane, ambit, anchor watch, antenna tower, assignment, barbican, beat, belfry, bell tower, bit, booking, borscht circuit, bout, campaign, campanile, circle, circuit, colossus, column, continuous tenure, course, cruise, cupola, cycle, date, day shift, derrick, dogwatch, dome, drive, engagement, enlistment, excursion, expedition, fare, fire tower, flight path, full circle, full time, globe-trot, go, go abroad, go on safari, go overseas, grand tour, graveyard shift, half time, hit the trail, hitch, itinerary, jaunt, journey, junket, lantern, lap, lighthouse, line, lobster trick, loop, make a journey, make a pilgrimage, make a trip, martello, martello tower, mast, minaret, monument, night shift, obelisk, observation tower, orbit, outing, overtime, package tour, pagoda, part time, path, perambulation, peregrinate, peregrination, pilaster, pilgrim, pilgrimage, pillar, pinnacle, playing engagement, pleasure trip, pole, primrose path, prison term, progress, pylon, pyramid, ramble, range the world, relay, revolution, road, round, round trip, roundabout, rounds, route, rubberneck, rubberneck tour, run, safari, sally, sea lane, shaft, shift, shoot, shortcut, sight-see, skyscraper, spell, spire, split schedule, split shift, stalk, stand, standpipe, steeple, stint, stretch, stroll, stupa, sunrise watch, swing shift, take a trip, take the road, television mast, tenure, term, time, tope, tour of duty, tower, track, trade route, traject, trajectory, trajet, travel, trek, trick, trip, turn, turn of work, turret, vaudeville circuit, visit, voyage, walk, walkabout, watch, water tower, wayfare, windmill tower, work shift




N journey, travel, traveling, wayfaring, campaigning, journey, excursion, expedition, tour, trip, grand tour, circuit, peregrination, discursion, ramble, pilgrimage, hajj, trek, course, ambulation, march, walk, promenade, constitutional, stroll, saunter, tramp, jog trot, turn, stalk, perambulation, noctambulation, noctambulism, somnambulism, outing, ride, drive, airing, jaunt, equitation, horsemanship, riding, manege, ride and tie, basophobia, roving, vagrancy, pererration, marching and countermarching, nomadism, vagabondism, vagabondage, hoboism, gadding, flit, flitting, migration, emigration, immigration, demigration, intermigration, wanderlust, plan, itinerary, guide, handbook, guidebook, road book, Baedeker, Bradshaw, Murray, map, road map, transportation guide, subway map, procession, cavalcade, caravan, file, cortege, column, vehicle, automobile, train, bus, airplane, plane, autobus, omnibus, subway, motorbike, dirt bike, off-road vehicle, van, minivan, motor scooter, trolley, locomotive, legs, feet, pegs, pins, trotters, traveler, depot, railway station, station, traveling, ambulatory, itinerant, peripatetic, roving, rambling, gadding, discursive, vagrant, migratory, monadic, circumforanean, circumforaneous, noctivagrant, mundivagrant, locomotive, wayfaring, wayworn, travel-stained, on foot, on horseback, on Shanks's mare, by the Marrowbone stage: in transitu, en route, Int, come along!.

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