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tour

noun uk   /tʊər/ /tɔːr/  us   /tʊr/
A2 [C] a visit to a place or area, especially one during which you look round the place or area and learn about it: We went on a guided tour of the cathedral/museum/factory. A bus took us on a sightseeing tour of the city. a tour guideA2 [C] a journey made for pleasure, especially as a holiday, visiting several different places in an area: a cycling tour of Provence They've just come back from a tour of (UK also round) Cornwall. Tour operators (= companies which arrange holidays for people) have reported a drop in bookings.A2 [C or U] a planned visit to several places in a country or area made for a special purpose, such as one made by a politician, sports team, or group of performers: a lecture/concert tour The Queen is making a two-week tour of Australia. She is performing in Birmingham tonight, on the third leg of (= stage of) her nationwide tour. The England cricket team is on tour in Pakistan. [C] a tour of duty

tour

verb uk   /tʊər/ /tɔːr/  us   /tʊr/
B1 [I or T] to go on a tour somewhere: [+ prep] We spent a month touring (around/round/in) Kenya. The New Zealand team will be touring (in) Europe this winter. The president toured US military bases yesterday. The band are currently touring to promote their new album. [T] If a play tours a particular area, it is performed in several places there: The play will be performed first in the capital, and will then tour the rest of the country.
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adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈtʊə.rɪŋ/ /ˈtɔː.rɪŋ/  us   /ˈtʊr.ɪŋ/
a touring opera company
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