visit

visit
1 /'vIzit/ verb
1 (I, T) to go and spend time in a place or with someone, especially for pleasure or interest: “Do you live here?” “No, we're just visiting”. | visit sth: We hope to visit the Grand Canyon on our trip. | visit sb: Aunt Jane usually visits us for two or three weeks in the spring.
(+ in/on/at/with) AmE: When you are visiting in Washington, be sure to see the Air and Space Museum.
2 (T) to go to see a doctor, lawyer etc in order to get treatment or advice
3 (T) to go to a place in order to examine it officially: The building inspector is visiting the new housing project.
4 (I) AmE to talk socially with someone
(+ with): While Mom visited with Phyllis we played in the yard. USAGE NOTE: VISIT WORD CHOICE: visit, go to, go and see, have been to, come and see Visit is slightly formal. More often you would say you go to a place or go and see/go to see a place or a person. You might write: We visited the Grand Canyon or I visited my mother but in spoken English you are more likely to say: We went to the Grand Canyon or I went to see my mother. Note that you would also say: I've been to Hong Kong several times and When you are in Tokyo you must come and see me. visit sth on sb/sth phrasal verb (T) especially biblical to do something to punish someone or show them that you are angry: God's wrath will be visited on sinners. 2 noun (C)
1 an occasion when someone visits a place or person
(+ to): a visit to New York | on a visit: We're just here on a short visit. | pay sb a visit: I must pay our new neighbors a visit. | have a visit from: I've just had a visit from the police. | flying visit (=a very short visit): We made a flying visit to my mother's to pick up the wedding presents.
2 an occasion when you see a doctor, lawyer etc for treatment or advice: pay a visit: I must pay a visitto the dentist. | home visit (=when a doctor comes to your home)
3 AmE an occasion when you talk socially with someone, or the time you spend doing this: Barbara and I had a nice long visit.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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