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tour (n.)

c. 1300, "a turn, a shift on duty," from Old French tor, tourn, tourn "a turn, trick, round, circuit, circumference," from torner, tourner "to turn" (see turn (v.)). Sense of "a continued ramble or excursion" is from 1640s. Tour de France as a bicycle race is recorded in English from 1916 (Tour de France Cycliste), distinguished from a motorcar race of the same name. The Grand Tour, a journey through France, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy formerly was the finishing touch in the education of a gentleman.

tour (v.)

1746, "make a tour, travel about," from tour (n.). Related: Toured; touring.

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Definitions of tour from WordNet
1
tour (n.)
a journey or route all the way around a particular place or area;
they took an extended tour of Europe
Synonyms: circuit
tour (n.)
a time period for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else);
Synonyms: go / spell / turn
tour (n.)
a period of time spent in military service;
Synonyms: enlistment / hitch / term of enlistment / tour of duty / duty tour
2
tour (v.)
make a tour of a certain place;
We toured the Provence this summer
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