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tour

  

      n  
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  
      vb  
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  
      n  
Informal   a rapid but extensive tour or survey of anything  
     (C19: after Thomas Cook2)  
grand tour  
      n  
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 (<PH:Z><PH:%><PH:r><PH:Z> <PH:d><PH:&>). ?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  
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tour

  

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

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