a traveling around from place to place.
a long journey including the visiting of a number of places in sequence, especially with an organized group led by a guide.
a brief trip through a place, as a building or a site, in order to view or inspect it: The visiting prime minister was given a tour of the chemical plant.
a journey from town to town to fulfill engagements, as by a theatrical company or an entertainer: to go on tour; a European concert tour.
a period of duty at one place or in one job.
verb (used without object)
to travel from place to place.
to travel from town to town fulfilling engagements.
verb (used with object)
to travel through (a place).
to send or take (a theatrical company, its production, etc.) from town to town.
to guide (someone) on a tour: He toured us through the chateaus of the Loire Valley.

1250–1300; Middle English (noun) < Middle French < Latin tornus < Greek tórnos tool for making a circle. See turn

minitour, noun
untoured, adjective

2. trip, expedition. 6, 8. visit. Unabridged

La Tour

[lah toor; French la toor]
Georges de [zhawrzh duh] , 1593–1652, French painter. Unabridged
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La Tour (French la tur)
Georges de (ʒɔrʒ də). ?1593--1652, French painter, esp of candlelit religious scenes

tour (tʊə)
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)
7.  to perform (a show) or promote (a product) in several different places
[C14: from Old French: a turn, from Latin tornus a lathe, from Greek tornos; compare turn]

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Word Origin & History

c.1320, "a turn, a shift on duty," from O.Fr. tour, tourn "a turn, trick, round, circuit, circumference," from torner, tourner "to turn," from L. tornare "to polish, round off, fashion, turn on a lathe" (see turn). Sense of "a traveling around, journey" is first recorded 1643.
The verb is attested from 1746. Tour de force "feat of strength" is 1802, from Fr., from force "strength." Tour de France is recorded from 1922. The Grand Tour, a journey through France, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy formerly was the finishing touch in the education of a gentleman.
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Example sentences
As part of the tour he had planned for me, he invited me to visit the local zoo.
The audio walking tour is available as mp3 files, which can be downloaded
  separately or as a set.
Click on the map below to see highlights of this walking tour.
Sightseers in major cities no longer need a tour guide or travel book to point
  out local landmarks.
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