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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun tour:

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Definition of the noun tour

What does tour mean as a name of something?

Tour is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: tours

  1. a journey or route all the way around a particular place or area
    • example: they took an extended tour of Europe
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of tour: circuit
    • more generic words: journey / journeying = the act of traveling from one place to another
    • more specific terms:
      • walkabout = a walking trip or tour
      • grand tour = a sightseeing tour of a building or institution
      • grand tour = an extended cultural tour of Europe taken by wealthy young Englishmen (especially in the 18th century) as part of their education
      • itineration = journeying from place to place preaching or lecturing
      • package holiday / package tour = a tour arranged by a travel agent
      • pub crawl = a tour of bars or public houses
      • whistle-stop tour = a tour by a candidate as part of a political campaign in which a series of small towns are visited
  2. a time period for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
  3. a period of time spent in military service

Alternative definition of the noun tour


  1. A journey through a particular building, estate, country, etc.
  2. A guided visit to a particular place, or virtual place.
  3. A journey through a given list of places, such as by an entertainer performing concerts.
  4. [cricket] A trip taken to another nation by a test side in which several matches will be played
  5. [dated] A tower.

proper noun

  1. [cycling] The Tour de France

Specialised definition of the noun tour

Glossary of sports

a series of games or tournaments played by the same sports team in different locations (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the verb tour

What does tour mean as a doing word?

Tour is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: toured | touring | tours

  1. make a tour of a certain place
    • example: We toured the Provence this summer
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic words: journey / travel = undertake a journey or trip
    • more specific terms:
      • take the road = give theatrical performances while traveling from town to town
      • visit / see = go to see a place, as for entertainment


  1. "Tour" is a musical EP of Stafrænn Hákon.
    • released in (11 years ago)
  2. "Tour" is a musical EP of Big Business.
    • released in (11 years ago)
  3. "Tour" is a musical album of Fresas Con Crema.
    • released in (28 years ago)
  4. "Tour" is a musical EP of Total Victory.
    • released on
  5. "Tour" is a musical album of Harry Pussy.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  6. "Tour" is a musical single of Capleton.


Tour is the ninth episode of the first season of the 2008 web series Mayne Street. It premiered Friday, December 12, 2008.

  • also known as Kenny Gives a Tour

Phrases with Tour

Phrases starting with the word Tour:

  1. Tour bus
  2. tour guide
  3. Tour Match
  4. Tour Eiffel
  5. tour of duty
  6. tour de force
  7. Tour operator
  8. Tour D'horizon
  9. tour de france

Phrases ending with the word Tour:

  1. la tour
  2. on tour
  3. Pre-Tour
  4. duty tour
  5. Audio Tour
  6. grand tour
  7. Cook's Tour
  8. Mystery Tour
  9. package tour
  10. Knight's tour
  11. whistle-stop tour

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Tour

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Google previewIndex to Mathematical Problems, 1980-1984 (1992)

by Stanley Rabinowitz

by Karl Scherer A closed archer's tour is a sequence of n connected Rook moves on an n x n chessboard such that the Rook lands on each square exactly once and finishes at the ...

Google previewPassport to the Best of Cape Town, South Africa (2004)

by Carrie Hampton

za CAPE ARGUS PICK N PAY CYCLE TOUR The Cape Argus Pick 'n Pay Cycle Tour is the world's largest individually timed cycle The Cape Argus Pick 'n Pay Cycle Tour is The Cape Argus ...

Google previewBuild Your Author Platform (2014)

The New Rules: A Literary AgentÕs Guide to Growing Your Audience in 14 Steps by Carole Jelen, Michael McCallister

Like your book launch party, your virtual tour is a time to talk about your book, the inspiration for writing it, what you learned along the way, and to tell the stories of people who contributed to the project, in unexpected ways. It's a time to be ...

Google previewDeal Me In! (2006)

Online Cardrooms, Big Time Tournaments, and The New Poker by Glenn McDonald

World Poker Tour is the name of the show itself, but the actual poker tournament televised are all independent events run...

So the way to think about World Poker Tour is that it is a traveling TV show that covers major poker tournaments (see ...

Google previewTechnical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet (2012)

by Gail Grant

Tour piqué en dehors Tour en l'air [toor W lehr]. Turn in the air. This is essentially a male dancer's step although contemporary choreographers use this tour for girls. It is a turn in the air in which the dancer rises straight into the air from a ...

Google previewNew Universal Graphic Dictionary of the English Language (1916)

Self-pronouncing ... Based on the Foundation Laid

tOUr-ist C'st)' n. an excursionist; traveller. tour - ma - line ('mft-|in>' »• a transparent aluminous mineral of various colors,

Google previewEncyclopedia of Tourism (2002)

by Jafar Jafari

tour operator The origins of the role can be traced at least as far back as ancient Greece. At that time, guides fell into two categories, the Periegetai, or ' leaders around“ and the Exegetai, or 'explainers'. Herodotus, writing around 490 BC, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of International Sports Studies: P-Z (2006)

by Roger Bartlett, Chris Gratton, Christer Rolf

TOUR DE FRANCE Rolfe, S.T. and Barsom, J.M. (1977) Fracture and Fatigue Control in Structures - Applications of Fracture Mechanics, ch. 5, Englewood Cliffs NJ: Prentice-Hall. DAVID CURTIS TOUR DE FRANCE The Tour de France ...

Google previewThe Disneyland Encyclopedia (2017)

The Unofficial, Unauthorized, and Unprecedented History of Every Land, Attraction, Restaurant, Shop, and Major Event in the Original Magic Kingdom by Chris Strodder

By 1962, the Tour Guide program, led by Cicely Rigdon, was operating from what was called the Guided Tour Garden (or just the Tour Garden), a small landscaped area south of the Police Station in Town Square. Conveniently, guests ...

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Small photo of Whitsundays, Queensland, Australia, June 24th 2018, Ships captains area on cruise tour boatSmall photo of PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 24, 2016 : The road racing cyclist Christopher Froome winner of Tour de France 2016, wearing the leader's yellow jersey on the fist step of the podium celebrates his victory.Small photo of Happy friends enjoying sightseeing tour in the city.Small photo of Service cars during professional cycling race - Tour de France concept photoSmall photo of The famous hairpin curves of Alpe d'Huez - Tour de FranceSmall photo of Hipster young girl backpack tourist hand holding a map for search and plan her tour.Woman traveler touring in the summer.Small photo of A lantern illuminates the way during a ghost tour in St. Augustine, Florida. More...

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Quotes about Tour

If you don't tour, you cannot expect to sell a huge numbers of your albums either. It was both a business - and an economical decision and we wanted to play anyway. We just wanted to get out for the tour when it was safe enough for us. (Kerry King)
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Scrabble value of T1O1U1R1

The value of this 4-letter word is 4 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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