Definition of visiting in English:



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

    ‘a visiting speaker’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They also offer a chance to photograph locals shopping for tonight's dinner rather than some visiting tourists ordering junk food.’
    • ‘Stock up on Ben & Jerry's in case a visiting friend has PMS.’
    • ‘Still, Davis said the fees allow him to give small honorariums to visiting guest speakers.’
    • ‘I don't know about the visiting fans, the NFL owners, the media, the television viewers watching in 230 countries.’
    • ‘The visiting team did not win at number five, either.’
    • ‘That night a visiting writer was in attendance.’
    • ‘The visiting team, the team that was ahead, was at bat.’
    • ‘Yeah, not introducing your jealous visiting husband to your co-workers, that - could be a problem.’
    • ‘In addition, there will be a ‘meeting point’ area set aside for lectures and seminars by guest speakers and visiting authors.’
    • ‘They're turning out more policemen, 5,000 of them, than have ever been responsible for looking after a visiting leader before.’
    • ‘He spoke today alongside the visiting president of Iraq.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It takes a strong, confident personality for a visiting player to play well in that kind of environment.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1 (of an academic) working for a fixed period of time at another institution.
      ‘a visiting professor’
      • ‘I've just been asked to show a group of visiting academics around the library.’
      • ‘Although he would serve as a visiting lecturer at numerous universities, his academic home was Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.’
      • ‘If I recall correctly, Professor Kennedy was a visiting prof at Stanford Law School some years after I graduated.’
      • ‘He quizzed well-known visiting lecturers, and carried a clipboard and jotted down ideas in illegible scribbles.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘In the spring, he will be a visiting lecturer in the religion department at Princeton.’
      • ‘Economist John Makin is a visiting scholar at AEI.’
      • ‘Blalock taught surgery at the medical schools of Vanderbilt and Johns Hopkins and held numerous appointments as a visiting lecturer at other universities.’
      • ‘He has been a visiting scholar at Stanford and Harvard and has literally written the book on being successful at academic legal writing.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Initially Hurst was employed as a visiting lecturer in accounts, the topic being taught on Saturday mornings.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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 that is Nile Gardiner, scholar on international relations and a visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation in Washington.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The first lecturer in accounts at the College, also the longest serving, was JC Hurst who was initially appointed as a visiting lecturer.’
      • ‘Joining us now to talk about what's ahead is Taras Kuzio, a visiting fellow at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.’
      • ‘He had been bored with architecture school, except, that is, for an encounter with a visiting lecturer, Buckminster Fuller.’
      • ‘A visiting academic said to me once, ‘Your children don't fight, they negotiate ’, which is a rather nice way of saying it.’
      • ‘In 1983 she also served as writer in residence at Cummington Community of the Arts and as a visiting lecturer at George Washington University.’