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Pronunciation: (toor), [key]
n.
1. a traveling around from place to place.
2. a long journey including the visiting of a number of places in sequence, esp. with an organized group led by a guide.
3. a brief trip through a place, as a building or a site, in order to view or inspect it: The visiting prime minister was given a tour of the chemical plant.
4. a journey from town to town to fulfill engagements, as by a theatrical company or an entertainer: to go on tour; a European concert tour.
5. a period of duty at one place or in one job.

v.i.
1. to travel from place to place.
2. to travel from town to town fulfilling engagements.

v.t.
1. to travel through (a place).
2. to send or take (a theatrical company, its production, etc.) from town to town.
3. to guide (someone) on a tour: He toured us through the chateaus of the Loire Valley.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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