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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Visit  \Vis"it\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  visite.  See  {Visit},  v.  t.,  and  cf 
  {Visite}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  visiting,  or  going  to  see  a  person  or  thing  a 
  brief  stay  of  business,  friendship,  ceremony,  curiosity, 
  or  the  like  usually  longer  than  a  call  as  a  visit  of 
  civility  or  respect;  a  visit  to  Saratoga;  the  visit  of  a 
  physician. 
 
  2.  The  act  of  going  to  view  or  inspect;  an  official  or  formal 
  inspection;  examination;  visitation;  as  the  visit  of  a 
  trustee  or  inspector. 
 
  {Right  of  visit}  (Internat.  Law),  the  right  of  visitation. 
  See  {Visitation},  4. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Visit  \Vis"it\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Visited};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Visiting}.]  [F.  visiter,  L.  visitare  fr  visere  to  go  to 
  see  to  visit,  fr  videre  visum  to  see  See  {Vision.}] 
  1.  To  go  or  come  to  see  as  for  the  purpose  of  friendship, 
  business,  curiosity,  etc.;  to  attend;  to  call  upon  as 
  the  physician  visits  his  patient. 
 
  2.  Specifically:  To  go  or  come  to  see  for  inspection, 
  examination,  correction  of  abuses,  etc.;  to  examine,  to 
  inspect;  as  a  bishop  visits  his  diocese;  a  superintendent 
  visits  persons  or  works  under  his  charge. 
 
  3.  (Script.)  To  come  to  for  the  purpose  of  chastising, 
  rewarding,  comforting;  to  come  upon  with  reward  or 
  retribution;  to  appear  before  or  judge;  as  to  visit  in 
  mercy;  to  visit  one  in  wrath. 
 
  [God]  hath  visited  and  redeemed  his  people.  --Like 
  i.  68. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Visit  \Vis"it\,  v.  i. 
  To  make  a  visit  or  visits;  to  maintain  visiting  relations;  to 
  practice  calling  on  others 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  visit 
  n  1:  the  act  of  going  to  see  some  person  or  place  or  thing  for  a 
  short  time;  "he  dropped  by  for  a  short  visit" 
  2:  a  meeting  arranged  by  the  visitor;  "he  scheduled  a  visit  to 
  the  dentist" 
  3:  brief  residence  as  a  guest;  "a  wekend  visit  with  friends" 
  4:  an  official  call  for  inspection  or  supervision;  "the 
  commissioner  made  visits  to  all  the  precinct  stations" 
  [syn:  {visitation}] 
  v  1:  visit  a  place  as  for  entertainment;  "We  went  to  see  the 
  Eiffel  Tower  in  the  morning"  [syn:  {see}] 
  2:  go  to  certain  places  [syn:  {travel  to}] 
  3:  pay  a  brief  visit;  "The  mayor  likes  to  call  on  some  of  the 
  prominent  citizens"  [syn:  {call  in},  {call}] 
  4:  come  to  see  in  an  official  or  professional  capacity;  "The 
  governor  visited  the  prison";  "The  grant  administrator 
  visited  the  laboratory"  [syn:  {inspect}] 
  5:  impose  something  unpleasant:  "The  principal  visited  his  rage 
  on  the  students"  [syn:  {inflict},  {bring  down},  {impose}] 
  6:  chew  the  fat;  shoot  the  breeze  [syn:  {chat},  {confabulate}, 
  {confab},  {chitchat},  {chatter},  {chaffer},  {natter},  {gossip}, 
  {jaw},  {claver}] 




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