- n. 旅游，旅行；巡回演出
- vt. 旅行，在……旅游；在……作巡回演出
- vi. 旅行，旅游；作巡回演出
- n. (Tour)人名；(瑞典)托尔；(英)图尔
CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
来自古法语 tourn,转动，巡游，绕圈，词源同 turn.引申诸相关词义。
- tour:  Etymologically, a tour is a ‘circular movement’. The word comes via Old French tour from Latin tornus ‘lathe’, which also produced English turn. It was not used for a ‘journey of visits’ – literally a ‘circuitous journey’ – until the 17th century (the term grand tour, denoting a lengthy journey around western Europe formerly undertaken by fashionable young men, ostensibly for educational purposes, is first recorded in the mid-18th century, but the derivative tourist does not crop up until about 1800). Tournament  and tourney  both go back ultimately to a Vulgar Latin derivative of tornus, the underlying etymological notion being of the combatants ‘turning’ or wheeling round to face each other.
And tourniquet  probably comes from the same source.
=> tournament, tourniquet, turn
- tour (n.)
- c. 1300, "a turn, a shift on duty," from Old French tor, tourn, tourn "a turn, trick, round, circuit, circumference," from torner, tourner "to turn" (see turn (v.)). Sense of "a continued ramble or excursion" is from 1640s. Tour de France as a bicycle race is recorded in English from 1916 (Tour de France Cycliste), distinguished from a motorcar race of the same name. The Grand Tour, a journey through France, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy formerly was the finishing touch in the education of a gentleman.
- tour (v.)
- 1746, "make a tour, travel about," from tour (n.). Related: Toured; touring.
- 1. Our tour prices bore little resemblance to those in the holiday brochures.
- 2. The tour will include games against the Australian Barbarians.
- 3. He found the rigours of the tour too demanding.
- 4. The band are currently on a two-month tour of Europe.
- 5. There were mixed fortunes for French rugby teams on tour.
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