visitor etymology

English word visitor comes from Old French (842-ca. 1400) visiteor

Detailed word origin of visitor

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
visiteor Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
visitour Anglo-Norman (xno)
visitor English (eng) (British) A head or overseer of an institution such as a college (in which case, equivalent to the university's chancellor) or cathedral or hospital, who resolves disputes, gives ceremonial speeches, etc.. (sports, usually in the plural) Someone, or a team, that is playing away from home.. (ufology) An extraterrestrial being on Earth for any reason.. An object which lands or passes by Earth [...]