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tournoun

uk   /tʊər/ /tɔːr/  us   /tʊr/
A2 [C] a ​visit to a ​place or ​area, ​especially one during which you ​look around 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) California's ​winecountry. Tour operators (= ​companies which ​arrangeholidays for ​people) have ​reported a ​drop in ​sales.A2 [C or U] a ​plannedvisit to several ​places in a ​country or ​area made for a ​specialpurpose, such as one made by a ​politician, ​sportsteam, or ​group of ​performers: a ​lecture/​concert tour The Queen is making a two-week tour ofAustralia. She is ​performing in Birmingham ​tonight, on the third leg of (= ​stage of) her nationwide tour. The ​Englandcricketteam is on tour in Pakistan. [C] a tour of duty

tourverb

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 ​militarybasesyesterday. The ​band is ​currently touring to ​promote the new ​album. [T] If a ​play tours a ​particulararea, 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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touring
adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈtʊə.rɪŋ/ /ˈtɔː.rɪŋ/  us   /ˈtʊr.ɪŋ/
a touring ​opera company
(Definition of tour from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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tournoun [C]

 us   /tʊr/
a ​visit to a ​place or ​area, esp. one during which you ​look around the ​place or ​area and ​learn about it: a ​walking tour a ​sightseeing tour A tour is also a ​plannedvisit to several ​places to give performances: The ​band is ​currently on tour in Australia.

tourverb [I/T]

 us   /tʊr/
to go on a tour ​somewhere: [T] We ​spent a ​month touring France. [I] Alanis is touring to ​promote her new ​album.
(Definition of tour from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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tournoun [C]

uk   us   /tʊər/
a visit to a ​place or ​area, especially in ​order to ​look around it and learn about it: a tour of/around/round sth As soon as we arrived, we were given a tour of the ​plant. We ​offer guided tours of the city.
TRANSPORT, COMMERCE a journey made for pleasure, especially as a ​holiday, visiting several different ​places in an ​area: a cycling/walking/driving tour The ​companyspecializes in cycling tours of Provence.
a visit to several ​places for a ​specialpurpose: The ​managementteam made a tour of all the company's ​retailoutlets in the country.

tourverb

uk   us   /tʊər/
to go on a tour somewhere: tour around/round/in sth We ​spent a month touring around Kenya.
(Definition of tour from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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