Definition of visiting in English:



  • 1attributive (of a person) on a visit to a person or place.

    ‘a visiting speaker’
    • ‘In addition, there will be a ‘meeting point’ area set aside for lectures and seminars by guest speakers and visiting authors.’
    • ‘Stock up on Ben & Jerry's in case a visiting friend has PMS.’
    • ‘The visiting team did not win at number five, either.’
    • ‘That night a visiting writer was in attendance.’
    • ‘To find yourself in a small city in the south of Japan and in the company of visiting artists such as Lawrence Weiner, can be both disorienting and exciting.’
    • ‘Still, Davis said the fees allow him to give small honorariums to visiting guest speakers.’
    • ‘A visiting merchant once left his money outside all night long, thinking that he would be protected under Dracula's strict laws.’
    • ‘Its readings and its weekly radio show featuring visiting authors and local musicians have made it a hometown cultural institution.’
    • ‘Yeah, not introducing your jealous visiting husband to your co-workers, that - could be a problem.’
    • ‘As a show of brotherhood, every rugby match is followed by a ‘social’ where the home team feeds and hosts the visiting team.’
    • ‘But Long Thompson's idea of a visiting celebrity is former Indiana senator Birch Bayh, who toured the district with her Wednesday.’
    • ‘He spoke today alongside the visiting president of Iraq.’
    • ‘The visiting team, the team that was ahead, was at bat.’
    • ‘It takes a strong, confident personality for a visiting player to play well in that kind of environment.’
    • ‘They're turning out more policemen, 5,000 of them, than have ever been responsible for looking after a visiting leader before.’
    • ‘The home team gets to use players and play a style of game they are intimately familiar with, with the visiting team being forced to learn a new game at precisely the most important time of the year.’
    • ‘The high life was so prevalent that one friend's house had a mirror and pile of coke permanently laid out in the entrance foyer for visiting guests to help themselves to a line.’
    • ‘They also offer a chance to photograph locals shopping for tonight's dinner rather than some visiting tourists ordering junk food.’
    • ‘Perhaps that's why Smith doesn't mind when he has to return home, as he did on a recent July weekend for a family affair - and to play tour guide to a visiting reporter.’
    • ‘I don't know about the visiting fans, the NFL owners, the media, the television viewers watching in 230 countries.’
    1. 1.1 (of an academic) working for a fixed period of time at another institution.
      ‘a visiting professor’
      • ‘His career has spanned the world, and he continues to be an active visiting lecturer, author, and enthusiastic mentor to young chemists.’
      • ‘Joining us now to talk about what's ahead is Taras Kuzio, a visiting fellow at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.’
      • ‘Blalock taught surgery at the medical schools of Vanderbilt and Johns Hopkins and held numerous appointments as a visiting lecturer at other universities.’
      • ‘Economist John Makin is a visiting scholar at AEI.’
      • ‘If I recall correctly, Professor Kennedy was a visiting prof at Stanford Law School some years after I graduated.’
      • ‘I've just been asked to show a group of visiting academics around the library.’
      • ‘The first lecturer in accounts at the College, also the longest serving, was JC Hurst who was initially appointed as a visiting lecturer.’
      • ‘That same year he worked as a camera/video tutor on a Waterford VEC student summer camp and he returned to WIT as a visiting lecturer just months after his graduation.’
      • ‘A visiting academic said to me once, ‘Your children don't fight, they negotiate ’, which is a rather nice way of saying it.’
      • ‘In the spring, he will be a visiting lecturer in the religion department at Princeton.’
      • ‘Initially Hurst was employed as a visiting lecturer in accounts, the topic being taught on Saturday mornings.’
      • ‘He quizzed well-known visiting lecturers, and carried a clipboard and jotted down ideas in illegible scribbles.’
      • ‘He has spent years as a visiting lecturer and poet in residence in various universities, but has never succumbed to the campus ailment of disappearing up his own alliteration.’
      • ‘He had been bored with architecture school, except, that is, for an encounter with a visiting lecturer, Buckminster Fuller.’
      • ‘Joining us now to talk about that is Nile Gardiner, scholar on international relations and a visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation in Washington.’
      • ‘He has been a visiting scholar at Stanford and Harvard and has literally written the book on being successful at academic legal writing.’
      • ‘In 1983 she also served as writer in residence at Cummington Community of the Arts and as a visiting lecturer at George Washington University.’
      • ‘Sometimes the Society flies in a visiting lecturer from elsewhere in New Zealand - a hybridiser or a grower of unusual companion plants, associated trees or species.’
      • ‘Although he would serve as a visiting lecturer at numerous universities, his academic home was Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.’
      • ‘For a while, the tendency was to accept visiting positions in academic institutions, but soon the sabbatical year became an opportunity to work in any field that paid well.’