tour1 /tʊə $ tʊr/ ●●● S3 W2 noun [countableC] 1 DLTTRAVELa journey for pleasure, during which you visit several different towns, areas etc 〔观光〕旅游，旅行 tour of/around/round a 10-day tour of China
a walking/cycling/sightseeing etc tour → package tour► see thesaurus at journey a cycling tour of Cornwall
We met on a coach tour in Italy.
2 DLTTRAVELa short trip through a place to see it 〔短暂的〕参观，游览 tour of/around/round a guided tour around the Kennedy Space Center
Kim worked as a tour guide in Cambridge last summer.
3 APDSa planned journey made by musicians, a sports team etc in order to perform or play in several places 巡回演出；巡回比赛 tour of the England cricket team’s tour of India
on tour The Moscow Symphony Orchestra is here on tour.
the first leg of the band’s European tour (=the first part of it)
4 PERIOD OF TIMEa period during which you go to live somewhere, usually abroad, to do your job, especially military work 〔尤指军人在外地、通常是国外的〕服役期；任职期 his third tour in Northern Ireland
tour of/around/round• The day commenced with a tour of the now almost deserted facility at Wadeville.• Stephenson drew huge, rabid crowds on his barnstorming tours of the Indiana countryside.• Prior to Feakle, army battalions were able to spend only five months outside Northern Ireland between tours of duty.• Today one can enjoy a relaxing boat tour around the harbour.• A large, blue twin-engine air boat that normally is used for tours of the Everglades serves as the major on-site platform.