visitor [-s, visiter, visiters] n

AFr < OFr visiter, to visit.

  1. Companion; comrade; associate; [fig.] expression; manifestation of emotion.
  2. Guest; participant; one invited.
  3. Stranger; alien; foreigner; outsider; newcomer; passer by; person who suddenly appears.
  4. Neighbor; acquaintance; [fig.] mourner.
  5. Dweller; lodger; resident; occupant; temporary resident; person living here temporarily; [fig.] creature in nature such as a bird; [metaphor] angel; heavenly messenger; spiritual being.