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1. A trip with visits to various places of interest for business, pleasure, or instruction.
2. A group organized for such a trip or for a shorter sightseeing excursion.
3. A brief trip to or through a place for the purpose of seeing it: a tour of the house.
4. A journey to fulfill a round of engagements in several places: a pianist on a concert tour.
5. A shift, as in a factory.
6. A period of duty at a single place or job.
7. Sports A series of professional tournaments, as in golf.
v. toured, tour·ing, tours
1. To travel from place to place, especially for pleasure.
2. To travel among various places while fulfilling engagements.
1. To make a tour of: toured Europe last summer; officials touring the scene of the disaster.
2. To present (a play, for example) on a tour.

[Middle English, a turn, from Old French (influenced by tourner, to turn about), from Latin tornus, lathe; see turn.]

tour′er n.


(Automotive Engineering) a large open car with a folding top, usually seating a driver and four passengers. Also called (esp US): touring car
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tourer - someone who travels for pleasuretourer - someone who travels for pleasure  
traveler, traveller - a person who changes location
excursionist, rubberneck, sightseer, tripper - a tourist who is visiting sights of interest
2.tourer - large open car seating four with folding toptourer - large open car seating four with folding top
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"


[ˈtʊərəʳ] Ncoche m de turismo, turismo m
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The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and larger Gran Tourer feature a prominent 'double kidney' grille and a wider, single-piece air intake, along with 'hexagonal-look' twin headlights with the option of LED or Adaptive LED technology, a new rear bumper with larger exhaust outlets and new interior fabric designs use a combination of cloth, leather and BMW's synthetic 'sensatec' material.
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And just like the hatch, the Tourer benefits from Honda's "Magic Seats", which in effect means the rear seat squabs fold up like cinema seats, allowing you to pack in large items of furniture or even a mountain bike across the width of the car.
THE second-generation i30 family hatch has been a strong seller for Hyundai and the UK H numbers have been bolstered by the availability of the Tourer estate body style.
THE second-generation i30 family hatch has been a strong seller for Hyundai and the UK numbers have been bolstered by the availability of the Tourer estate body style.
And then last year BMW launched the 2 Series Active Tourer, a frontwheel-drive people carrier.