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noun [countable] tour pronunciation in British English /tʊə(r)/
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  1. 1
    a journey in which you visit several places for pleasure
    tour of: We went on a 10-day tour of central Africa.
    walking/coach/bus tour: walking tours in the Austrian Tyrol
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    1. a.
      a journey in which a person or group visits several different places in order to play or perform
      on tour: The group is currently on tour in the UK.
      world/nationwide/overseas tour: They begin a world tour with four concerts in Britain.
      leg of a tour (=one of the parts that a tour is divided into): Stewart captains the team for this leg of the tour.
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    2. b.
      a journey in which a politician or leader visits several places as a representative of their country or in order to get support
      The president plans a European tour next month.
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    See also grand tour
  2. 2
    tourism a short journey around a building or place in order to see what is there
    tour of/around/round: We were taken on a tour of the factory.
    guided/conducted tour (=a tour in which someone shows you around a place and gives you information): Every weekend there are free guided tours of the castle.
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    1. a.
      computing a journey around a website, which shows the user all the different areas or sections
      Take the tour to see how you can learn to speak Gaelic.
      Take a virtual tour of Venice.

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