Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

visitation - definition and synonyms

Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Close

ThesaurusThesaurus

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
noun     visitation pronunciation in American English
/ˌvɪzɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n/
Word Forms
Close
singularvisitation
pluralvisitations
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] formal the activity of visiting a place or person

    the visitation of the sick

    Synonyms and related words
    1. a.
      [uncountable] the right of a divorced parent to visit children who live with the other parent

      a visitation arrangement

      visitation rights

    2. b.
      [countable/uncountable] an official visit, especially one that examines the activities of a person or group

      The church is subject to visitation by our local bishop.

      Synonyms and related words
  2. 2
    [countable] an occasion when people think they have seen a spirit or have received a punishment from God

    They believed the plague was a visitation of God.

BuzzWord

Physical Cookie

a small electronic device which is taken into shops and links individual customers to advertisements …

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

sortilege

the act or practice of telling the future using random items such as playing cards

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog
Macmillan learn live love play