1a: a journey for business, pleasure, or education often involving a series of stops and ending at the starting point also: something resembling such a tour of the history of philosophy

b: a series of professional tournaments (as in golf or tennis)

c: a brief turn: round

2a: a period during which an individual or unit is on a specific duty or at one place a tour of duty

b: one’s turn in an orderly schedule: shift

transitive verb

1: to take a tour of

2: to present (something, such as a theatrical production) on a tour

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Noun We went on a tour of Italy. They went on a driving tour of New England. They went on a tour of the city. We were taken on a tour of the school. We went on a guided tour of the museum. They gave us a tour of their new house. during his tour in Vietnam, He served a tour of duty in Germany. Verb We’ll tour the museum tomorrow. We toured around for several weeks last summer. “Are you here to study?” “No, I’m just touring.” Is the band touring this year? The show has toured the country.

See more recent Examples on the Web: Noun The tour will now kick off May 1, 2021, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. — Georgia Slater, PEOPLE.com, “Kenny Chesney Postpones Chillaxification Tour Until 2021 as He Releases New Stadium Dates,” 16 June 2020 The stadium tours second stop is in Milwaukee May 8, at Miller Park, which by then will be known as American Family Field. — Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “Kenny Chesney and Florida Georgia Line announce new dates for a tour, including Milwaukee stop,” 15 June 2020 The players have been off the tour since early March, with Wimbledon in July officially cancelled two months ago. — Christina Macfarlane, CNN, “Would Serena Williams play US Open without daughter? Her coach doubts it,” 15 June 2020 The tour included a victory in a maiden special-weight outing at Tampa Bay Downs in January in his third race. — Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, “Belmont Stakes 2020: Meet the contenders and watch them run,” 15 June 2020 The Conference of Western Wayne, one of three groups organizing the tour, coordinates 911 services for about 700,000 residents living within a 340 square-mile region. — Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, “Western Wayne mayors, police chiefs planning listening tours to hear residents’ concerns,” 12 June 2020 This is the second tour for the truck, and its first time stopping in Phoenix. — Katherine Fitzgerald, azcentral, “A celebrity-owned beignet food truck is coming to Phoenix. Here’s where you can find it,” 12 June 2020 The tour is set to end Thursday in the Mansfield area. — Robin Goist, Cleveland, “Goodyear Blimp to fly over Northeast Ohio hospitals beginning Monday to thank health-care, essential workers,” 12 June 2020 The tour in the cave’s historic section is the only one accessible because of social distancing guidelines put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic, park spokeswoman Molly Schroer told the Daily News. —USA TODAY, “Cincinnati Zoo, Lollapalooza, Glacier National Park: News from around our 50 states,” 11 June 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The vice president – who is making his second trip to Iowa in the past five weeks – will tour Winnebago Industries in Clear Lake, Iowa, and deliver remarks to employees. —Fox News, “Trump edges Biden 44-43 in tight Iowa race: poll,” 16 June 2020 Sammi Miller, 29, and her spouse, Elliot Roberts, 31, planned to tour Europe in their campervan this spring, but the coronavirus pandemic forced them to reconsider. — Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY, “Bored under lockdown: This couple built a ‘hot tub trailer’ on wheels during COVID-19,” 14 June 2020 Hatvany, in San Francisco, said one of her biggest challenges is that broker’s tours — open houses for agents to tour the home for clients — are effectively nonexistent. — Anna Bahney, CNN, “The new rules of buying and selling a house in a coronavirus world,” 12 June 2020 In an effort to assure future travellers around the globe, the World Travel & Tourism Council will certify hotels, cruise lines, tour operators that adhere to consistent health and safety standards. — Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, “The World Travel & Tourism Council Is Giving Their Stamp of Approval to Hotels, Cruise Lines Around the World,” 11 June 2020 The company’s mission is to inspire visitors to tour the island in a sustainable way with mentally, emotionally and spiritually rewarding experiences. —Essence, “Get Lost: 72 Hours in Curacao,” 11 June 2020 Following his address, the president travelled to Maine to attend a business roundtable and tour a producer of medical swabs for coronavirus testing. — Caitlin Conant, CBS News, “2020 Daily Trail Markers: Biden hits Trump for George Floyd comments,” 5 June 2020 Brouillette will also tour Florida Power and Light’s Turkey Point Nuclear Plant, the Energy Department said. — Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner, “Daily on Energy: Trump pursues infrastructure boost via administrative action,” 4 June 2020 Visit the website here for other cruise and tour options. — Chanel Stitt, Detroit Free Press, “You can take a ride on a pirate ship to Mackinac Island,” 4 June 2020

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