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Noun: visiting  vi-zi-ting
  1. The activity of making visits
    "the purpose was to promote homes, clubs, visiting, and other services"
Verb: visit  vi-zit
  1. Go to see a place, as for entertainment
    "We went to visit the Eiffel Tower in the morning";
    - see
  2. Go to a certain place as for sightseeing
    "Did you ever visit Paris?";
    - travel to
  3. Pay a brief visit
    "The mayor likes to visit on some of the prominent citizens";
    - call in, call
  4. Come to see in an official or professional capacity
    "The grant administrator visited the laboratory"; "The governor visited the prison";
    - inspect
  5. Make (someone) do something unpleasant
    "The principal visited his rage on the students";
    - inflict, bring down, impose, obtrude
  6. [N. Amer, informal] Talk socially without exchanging too much information
    "the men were sitting in the cafe and visiting";
    - chew the fat [informal], shoot the breeze [N. Amer, informal], chat, confabulate, confab [informal], chitchat [informal], chit-chat [informal], chatter, chaffer, natter [informal], gossip, jaw [informal], claver [UK, dialect], chew the rag [informal], gas [informal], gab [informal]
  7. Stay with as a guest
    "Every summer, we visited our relatives in the country for a month"
  8. Assail
    "He was visited with a terrible illness that killed him quickly"

Derived forms: visitings

Type of: abide [archaic], afflict, bide [archaic], communicate, converse, discourse, get together, intercommunicate, jaunt, meet, smite, stay, tour, travel, trip, visit

Encyclopedia: Visit, board, search, and seizure