To call on socially: visit friends. To go to see or spend time at (a place) with a certain intent: visit a museum; visited London. To stay with as a guest. To go to see in an official or professional capacity: visited the dentist; a priest visiting his parishioners. To go or come to: visits the bank on Fridays. To go to see in order to aid or console: visit the sick and dying. To make itself known to or seize fleetingly: was visited by a bizarre thought. To afflict or assail: A plague visited the village. To inflict punishment on or for; avenge: The sins of the ancestors were visited on their descendants. To make a visit. Informal To converse or chat: Stay and visit with me for a while. The act or an instance of visiting a person, place, or thing. A stay or sojourn as a guest. The act of visiting in a professional capacity. The act of visiting in an official capacity, such as an inspection or examination.