T t


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [too r]
    • /tʊər/
    • /tʊə(r)/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [too r]
    • /tʊər/

Definitions of tour word

  • noun tour Georges de [zhawrzh duh] /ʒɔrʒ də/ (Show IPA), 1593–1652, French painter. 2
  • verb without object tour to travel from place to place. 1
  • verb without object tour to travel from town to town fulfilling engagements. 1
  • verb with object tour to travel through (a place). 1
  • verb with object tour to send or take (a theatrical company, its production, etc.) from town to town. 1
  • verb with object tour to guide (someone) on a tour: He toured us through the chateaus of the Loire Valley. 1

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Origin of tour

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
1250-1300; Middle English (noun) < Middle French < Latin tornus < Greek tórnos tool for making a circle. See turn

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Tour


tour popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

tour usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for tour

verb tour

  • adventuring — the act of doing adventurous things or having adventures
  • barnstorm — When people such as politicians or performers barnstorm, they travel around the country making speeches or giving shows.
  • bat around — to discuss (an idea, proposition, etc) informally
  • bum around — If you bum around, you go from place to place without any particular destination, either for enjoyment or because you have nothing else to do.
  • bummed — depressed, upset, distressed, annoyed, etc.

noun tour

  • anabases — any small fish of the genus Anabas, of ponds and swamps in Africa and southeastern Asia.
  • anabasis — the march of Cyrus the Younger and his Greek mercenaries from Sardis to Cunaxa in Babylonia in 401 bc, described by Xenophon in his Anabasis
  • bout — If you have a bout of an illness or of an unpleasant feeling, you have it for a short period.
  • chronology — The chronology of a series of past events is the times at which they happened in the order in which they happened.
  • circuit — An electrical circuit is a complete route which an electric current can flow around.

Top questions with tour

  • the who tour?

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