General English


Media Studies


  • noun a short stay with someone, especially to comfort a patient
  • noun a short stay with a professional person


  • verb to go to a place or to see someone or something for a short time

Origin & History of “visit”

Visit is one of a large family of English words that go back to Latin vidēre ‘see’. this in turn was descended from the Indo-European base *woid-, *weid-, *wid-, which also produced English wise and wit. other members of the family include envy, revise (16th c.), survey, video (20th c.), view, visa, visage, visible (14th c.), vision (13th c.), visor, vista (17th c.), and visual (15th c.). Visit itself comes from the Latin derivative visitāre, which meant literally ‘go to see’.