A visitor is someone who is in a place temporarily. If you spend a week on an island during the summer, you're a visitor there, unlike the people who live on the island year-round.

When you visit someone, you're a visitor in their home, and if someone visits your school, whether to put on a puppet show or a book fair or a presentation about safety, they're a visitor too. It's also common to refer to an opposing sports team as visitors when they come to play on your team's home turf — but when your team travels for an away game, you're the visitors.

Definitions of visitor

n someone who visits

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a visitor of a city boulevard (especially in Paris)
caller, company
a social or business visitor
guest, invitee
a visitor to whom hospitality is extended
visiting fireman
an important or distinguished visitor
guest of honor
the person in whose honor a gathering is held
house guest, houseguest
a guest entertained in your house
wedding guest
a guest at a wedding
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traveler, traveller
a person who changes location

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