tour definition, tour meaning | English dictionary




1    an extended journey, usually taken for pleasure, visiting places of interest along the route  
2      (Military)   a period of service, esp. in one place of duty  
3    a short trip, as for inspection  
4    a trip made by a theatre company, orchestra, etc., to perform in several different places  
a concert tour     
5    an overseas trip made by a cricket or rugby team, etc., to play in several places  
6    to make a tour of (a place)  
     (C14: from Old French: a turn, from Latin tornus a lathe, from Greek tornos; compare turn)  

Cook's tour  
Informal   a rapid but extensive tour or survey of anything  
     (C19: after Thomas Cook2)  
grand tour  
1    (formerly) an extended tour through the major cities of Europe, esp. one undertaken by a rich or aristocratic Englishman to complete his education  
2    Informal   an extended sightseeing trip, tour of inspection, etc.  
La Tour     (French)  
      n   Georges de (ʒɔrʒ də). ?1593--1652, French painter, esp. of candlelit religious scenes  
mystery tour  
      n   an excursion to an unspecified destination  
tour de force     (French)     (English)  
      n   pl   , tours de force     (English)   a masterly or brilliant stroke, creation, effect, or accomplishment  
     (literally: feat of skill or strength)  
tour operator  
      n   a person or company that provides package holidays  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  



1    excursion, expedition, jaunt, journey, outing, peregrination, progress, trip  
2    circuit, course, round  
3    explore, go on the road, go round, holiday in, journey, sightsee, travel round, travel through, visit  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

! knife which does not make the tour of the trunk does not take the cabbage exp.
couteau qui ne fait pas le tour du tronc n'emporte pas le chou
culture générale lorsque l'on ne dispose pas de moyens adéquats, on ne parvient pas à atteindre ses objectifs

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chacun à son tour
avant de bâtir la tour il faut calculer la dépense
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