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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 guide
A2 [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 wine country. Tour operators (= companies which arrange holidays for people) have reported a drop in sales.
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.

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 military bases yesterday. The band is currently touring to promote the 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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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 planned visit 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 company specializes in cycling tours of Provence.
a visit to several places for a special purpose: The management team made a tour of all the company's retail outlets 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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