KJV Dictionary Definition: visit


VIS'IT, v.t. L. visito, viso, to go to see. We see the sense is to go, to move to.

1. To go or come to see; to attend. The physician visits his patient and prescribes. One friend visits another from respect or affection. Paul and Barnabas visited the churches they had planted, to know their state and confirm their faith. Men visit England, France or Italy in their travels.

2. To go or come to see for inspection, examination, correction of abuses, &c.; as, a bishop visits his diocese; a superintendent visits those persons or works which are under his care.

3. To salute with a present.

Samson visited his wife with a kid. Judges 15.

4. To go to and to use; as, to visit the springs.

To visit in mercy, in Scriptural language, to be propitious; to grant requests; to deliver from trouble; to support and comfort.

It is thus God visits his people. Gen. 21. Zech. 10.

Luke 12.

To visit with the rod, to punish. Ps. 89.

To visit in wrath, or visit iniquity or sings upon, to chastise; to bring judgments on; to afflict. Ex. 20.

To visit the fatherless and widow, or the sick and imprisoned, to show them regard and pity, and relieve their wants. Matt. 25. James 1.

VIS'IT, v.i. To keep up the interchange of civilities and salutations; to practice going to see others. We ought not to visit for pleasure or ceremony on the sabbath.

VIS'IT, n.

1. The act of going to see another, or of calling at his house; a waiting on; as a visit of civility or respect; a visit of ceremony; a short visit; a long visit; a pleasant visit.

2. The act of going to see; as a visit to Saratoga or to Niagara.

3. A going to see or attending on; as the visit of a physician.

4. The act of going to view or inspect; as the visit of a trustee or inspector.


VIS'ITABLE, a. Liable or subject to be visited. all hospitals built since the reformation are visitable by the king or lord chancellor.


VIS'ITANT, n. One that goes or comes to see another; one who is a guest in the house of a friend.

When the visitant comes again he is no more a stranger.


VISITA'TION, n. L. visito.

1. The act of visiting.

Nothing but peace and gentle visitation.

2. Object of visit.

My early visitation and my last. Unusual.

3. In law, the act of a superior or superintending officer, who visits a corporation, college, church or other house, to examine into the manner in which it is conducted, and see that its laws and regulations are duly observed and executed. In England, the visitation of the diocese belongs to the bishop; parochial visitation belongs peculiarly to the archdeacons.

4. In Scripture, and in a religious sense, the sending of afflictions and distresses on men to punish them for their sins, or to prove them. Hence afflictions, calamities and judgments are called visitations.

What will ye do in the day of visitation? Is. 10.

5. Communication of divine love; exhibition of divine goodness and mercy.


VIS'ITED, pp. Waited on; attended; inspected; subjected to sufferings; favored with relief or mercy.



1. Going or coming to see; attending on, as a physician; inspecting officially; afflicting; showing mercy to.

2. a. Authorized to visit and inspect; as a visiting committee.

VIS'ITING, n. The act of going to see or of attending; visitation.