Vis·it v. t. [imp. & p. p. Visited; p. pr. & vb. n. Visiting.]
1. To go or come to see, as for the purpose of friendship, business, curiosity, etc.; to attend; to call upon; as, the physician visits his patient.
2. Specifically: To go or come to see for inspection, examination, correction of abuses, etc.; to examine, to inspect; as, a bishop visits his diocese; a superintendent visits persons or works under his charge.
3. Script. To come to for the purpose of chastising, rewarding, comforting; to come upon with reward or retribution; to appear before or judge; as, to visit in mercy; to visit one in wrath.
[God] hath visited and redeemed his people. --Like i. 68.
Vis·it·ing, a. & vb. n. from Visit.
Visiting ant. Zool. See Driver ant, under Driver.
Visiting book, a book in which a record of visits received, made, and to be made, is kept. --Thackeray.
Visiting card. See under Card.
adj : staying temporarily; "a visiting foreigner"; "guest
conductor" [syn: guest(a)]
n : the activity of making visits; "visiting with the neighbors
filled her afternoons"