2. Specifically: To go or come to see for inspection, examination, correction of abuses, etc.; to examine, to inspect; as, a bishop visits his diocese; a superintendent visits persons or works under his charge.
3. To come to for the purpose of chastising, rewarding, comforting; to come upon with reward or retribution; to appear before or judge; as, to visit in mercy; to visit one in wrath. [God] hath visited and redeemed his people. (Like i. 68)
Origin: F. Visiter, L. Visitare, fr. Visere to go to see, to visit, fr. Videre, visum to see. See Vision.
1. The act of visiting, or going to see a person or thing; a brief stay of business, friendship, ceremony, curiosity, or the like, usually longer than a call; as, a visit of civility or respect; a visit to Saratoga; the visit of a physician.
Origin: Cf. F. Visite. See Visit, and cf. Visite. Talk socially without exchanging too much information; the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze.