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EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old French tour, tourn, from the verb torner, tourner.

NounEdit

tour (plural tours)

  1. A journey through a particular building, estate, country, etc.
    On our last holiday to Spain we took a tour of the wine-growing regions.
  2. A guided visit to a particular place, or virtual place.
    On the company's website, you can take a virtual tour of the headquarters.
  3. A journey through a given list of places, such as by an entertainer performing concerts.
    Metallica's tour of Europe
  4. (sports, chiefly cricket and rugby) A trip taken to another country in which several matches are played.
  5. (military) A tour of duty.
  6. (graph theory) A closed trail.
  7. (obsolete) A going round; a circuit.
    • (Can we date this quote?) John Milton
      The bird of Jove stooped from his airy tour.
  8. (obsolete) A turn; a revolution.
    the tours of the heavenly bodies
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Blackmore to this entry?)
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VerbEdit

tour (third-person singular simple present tours, present participle touring, simple past and past participle toured)

  1. (intransitive) To make a journey
    The Rolling Stones were still touring when they were in their seventies.
  2. (transitive) To make a circuit of a place
    The circuses have been touring Europe for the last few weeks.
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Old French tor, French tour (tower)

NounEdit

tour (plural tours)

  1. (dated) A tower.

Etymology 3Edit

See toot.

VerbEdit

tour (third-person singular simple present tours, present participle touring, simple past and past participle toured) (obsolete)

  1. To toot a horn.

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BretonEdit

NounEdit

tour

  1. Hard mutation of dour.

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French tour.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tour m (plural tours, diminutive tourtje n)

  1. tour

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old French tor, from Latin turris, turrem, from Ancient Greek τύρρις (túrrhis), τύρσις (túrsis).

NounEdit

tour f (plural tours)

  1. tower
    La tour de Pise est penchée.The Tower of Pisa is leaning.
  2. (chess) rook
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Deverbal Old French torner, tourner.

NounEdit

tour m (plural tours)

  1. turn, circumference
  2. go, turn
  3. walk, stroll
  4. round, stage (of a competition)
  5. trick (e.g. magic trick, card trick)

Etymology 3Edit

From Latin tornus.

NounEdit

tour m (plural tours)

  1. lathe, potter’s wheel

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See alsoEdit

Chess pieces in French · pièces d'échecs (layout · text)
           
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PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

tour m (plural tours)

  1. tour (guided visit)
  2. tour (journey through a given list of places)

ScotsEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

tour (plural tours)

  1. tour

Etymology 2Edit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

tour (plural tours)

  1. tower

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tour m (plural tours)

  1. tour, guided visit to a country, museum, etc.
  2. (sports) tour, a trip to another country to play matches
  3. (music) tour, a trip to other countries undertaken by a singer or musician

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