Meaning of “visit” in the English Dictionary

"visit" in British English

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visitverb

uk /ˈvɪz.ɪt/ us /ˈvɪz.ɪt/

A1 [ I or T ] to go to a place in order to look at it, or to a person in order to spend time with them:

We visited a few galleries while we were in Prague.
Will you visit me when I'm in hospital?
When did you last visit the dentist/doctor?

A2 [ T ] to go to a website on the internet

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visitnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈvɪz.ɪt/ us /ˈvɪz.ɪt/

B1 an occasion when you visit a place or person:

We had a visit from the school inspector last week.
I can't stop for a coffee - this is just a flying (= very short) visit.
pay a visit

B2 to visit a person or place, usually for a short time:

I think I'll pay a visit to the library while I'm in town.

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(Definition of “visit” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"visit" in American English

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visitverb [ I/T ]

us /ˈvɪz·ɪt/

to go to a place in order to experience it, or to go to a person in order to spend time together:

[ T ] We visited a few galleries while we were in New York.
[ T ] When are we going to visit Grandma?
[ I ] She’s not staying here – she’s just visiting for the afternoon.
visitor
noun [ C ] us /ˈvɪz·ɪ·t̬ər/

Every summer, this tiny fishing village receives thousands of visitors.

(Definition of “visit” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)