claver vs visit what difference

what is difference between claver and visit

English

Etymology 1

From Scots claver.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈklævə(ɹ)/

Noun

claver (countable and uncountable, plural clavers)

  1. (Britain, Scotland, dialect) Frivolous or nonsensical talk; prattle; chatter.

Verb

claver (third-person singular simple present clavers, present participle clavering, simple past and past participle clavered)

  1. (Britain, Scotland, dialect) To gossip or chit-chat.

Etymology 2

Noun

claver (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of clover.
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Anagrams

  • calver, carvel

French

Verb

claver

  1. (regional) to lock

Conjugation


Middle English

Noun

claver

  1. Alternative form of clovere

Scots

Etymology

Origin uncertain. Perhaps compare Gaelic clabaire (prattler).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈkleːvər/

Verb

claver (third-person singular present clavers, present participle claverin, past clavert, past participle clavert)

  1. to gossip, chat idly
    • 1817, Walter Scott, Rob Roy, II.3:
      ‘he’ll claver wi’ her, or ony ither idle slut, rather than hear what might do him gude a’ the days of his life, frae you or me, Mr. Hammorgaw, or ony ither sober and sponsible person.’


English

Etymology

From Middle English visiten, from Old French visiter, from Latin vīsitō, frequentative of vīsō (behold, survey), from videō (see). Cognate with Old Saxon wīsōn (to visit, afflict), archaic German weisen (to visit, afflict).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɪzɪt/
  • Rhymes: -ɪzɪt
  • Hyphenation: vis‧it

Verb

visit (third-person singular simple present visits, present participle visiting, simple past and past participle visited)

  1. (transitive) To habitually go to (someone in distress, sickness etc.) to comfort them. (Now generally merged into later senses, below.) [from 13th c.]
  2. (transitive, intransitive) To go and meet (a person) as an act of friendliness or sociability. [from 14th c.]
  3. (transitive) Of God: to appear to (someone) to comfort, bless, or chastise or punish them. (Now generally merged into later senses, below.) [from 13th c.]
    • [God] hath visited and redeemed his people.
    • Then she arose with her daughters in law, that she might return from the country of Moab: for she had heard in the country of Moab how that the Lord had visited his people in giving them bread.
  4. (transitive, now rare) To punish, to inflict harm upon (someone or something). [from 14th c.]
    • 1788, Edward Gibbon, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, volume 68:
      Her life was spared by the clemency of the emperor, but he visited the pomp and treasures of her palace.
  5. (transitive) Of a sickness, misfortune etc.: to afflict (someone). [from 14th c.]
    • 1890, James George Frazer, The Golden Bough:
      There used to be a sharp contest as to where the effigy was to be made, for the people thought that the house from which it was carried forth would not be visited with death that year.
  6. (transitive) To inflict punishment, vengeance for (an offense) on or upon someone. [from 14th c.]
    • 2011, John Mullan, The Guardian, 2 Dec 2011:
      If this were an Ibsen play, we would be thinking of the sins of one generation being visited upon another, he said.
  7. (transitive) To go to (a shrine, temple etc.) for worship. (Now generally merged into later senses, below.) [from 14th c.]
  8. (transitive) To go to (a place) for pleasure, on an errand, etc. [from 15th c.]
    • 2018, VOA Learning English > China’s Melting Glacier Brings Visitors, Adds to Climate Concerns
      Each year, millions of people visit the 4,570-meter-high Baishui Glacier in southern China.
Conjugation

Synonyms

  • (go and meet):: call on

Translations

Noun

visit (plural visits)

  1. A single act of visiting.
  2. (medicine, insurance) A meeting with a doctor at their surgery or the doctor’s at one’s home.

Derived terms

Translations

Related terms

  • unvisited
  • visitation
  • visitor

Latin

Verb

vīsit

  1. third-person singular present active indicative of vīsō
  2. third-person singular perfect active indicative of vīsō

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