tourism etymology

English word tourism comes from English -ism, English tour

Detailed word origin of tourism

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ism English (eng) (medicine) Used to form names of conditions or syndromes. Used to form names of a tendency of behaviour, action, state, condition or opinion belonging to a class or group of persons, or the result of a doctrine, ideology or principle or lack thereof.. Used to form names of ideologies expressing belief in the superiority of a certain class within the concept expressed by the root word, or a [...]
tour English (eng) (graph theory) A closed trail.. (military) A tour of duty.. (obsolete) A going round; a circuit.. (obsolete) A turn; a revolution.. (sports, chiefly, cricket, _, and, _, rugby) A trip taken to another country in which several matches are played.. A guided visit to a particular place, or virtual place.. A journey through a given list of places, such as by an entertainer performing concerts.. [...]
tourism English (eng) (figurative) The act of visiting another region or jurisdiction for a particular purpose.. Collectively, the tourists visiting a place or landmark. (Can we add an example for this sense?). The act of travelling or sightseeing, particularly away from one's home.. The industry in which such travels and sightseeing are organized.

Words with the same origin as tourism

Descendants of -ism
anarchist anti antimatter atheist bicycle bike bikini billion billionaire bipolar criticism cycle doll enthusiasm million motorcycle nobility noble nobleman patriotism recycle refuge surname