Definition of tour verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

tour

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//tʊə(r)//
 
, BrE//tɔː(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tʊr//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tour
BrE BrE//tʊə(r)//
 
, BrE//tɔː(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tʊr//
 
he / she / it tours
BrE BrE//tʊəz//
 
, BrE//tɔːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tʊrz//
 
past simple toured
BrE BrE//tʊəd//
 
, BrE//tɔːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tʊrd//
 
past participle toured
BrE BrE//tʊəd//
 
, BrE//tɔːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tʊrd//
 
-ing form touring
BrE BrE//ˈtʊərɪŋ//
 
, BrE//ˈtɔːrɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʊrɪŋ//
 
Live music
 
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 [transitive, intransitive] to travel around a place, for example on holiday/vacation, or to perform, to advertise something, etc. tour something He toured America with his one-man show. She toured the country promoting her book. tour around something We spent four weeks touring around Europe. See related entries: Live music Word Origin Middle English (originally referring to a tour of duty; also denoting a circular movement): from Old French, ‘turn’, via Latin from Greek tornos ‘lathe’. Sense 1 dates from the mid 17th cent.Extra examples She has toured extensively in the US. She is currently touring with her new band. We plan to tour all over the country. I was on my own as I toured round. She took the photographs when she was touring around England. She’s been touring the country to promote her new book. The band toured the UK last year. The town makes an ideal base for touring the Highlands. We spent six weeks touring in Australia.
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