tour /ˈtʊr, ||ˈtaʊr/
Tour n. A tower. [Obs.]
1. A going round; a circuit; hence, a journey in a circuit; a prolonged circuitous journey; a comprehensive excursion; as, the tour of Europe; the tour of France or England.
The bird of Jove stooped from his airy tour. --Milton.
2. A turn; a revolution; as, the tours of the heavenly bodies. [Obs.]
3. Mil. anything done successively, or by regular order; a turn; as, a tour of duty.
Syn: -- Journey; excursion. See Journey.
Tour v. i. [imp. & p. p. Toured p. pr. & vb. n. Touring.] To make a tourm; as, to tour throught a country.
n 1: a journey or route all the way around a particular place or
area; "they took an extended tour of Europe"; "we took a
quick circuit of the park"; "a ten-day coach circuit of
the island" [syn: circuit]
2: a time for working (after which you will be relieved by
someone else); "it's my go"; "a spell of work" [syn: go,
3: a period of time spent in military service [syn: enlistment,
hitch, term of enlistment, tour of duty, duty tour]
v : make a tour of a certain place; "We toured the Provence this