Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words 
primarily, "to inspect" (a late form of episkopeo, "to look upon, care for, excercise oversight"), signifies (a) "to visit" with help, of the act of God, Luke 1:68,78; 7:16; Acts 15:14; Hebrews 2:6; (b) "to visit" the sick and afflicted, Matthew 25:36,43; James 1:27; (c) "to go and see," "pay a visit to," Acts 7:23; 15:36; (d) "to look out" certain men for a purpose, Acts 6:3 . See Look.
Psalm 89:32 Jeremiah 9:25
from histor, "one learned in anything," denotes "to visit" in order to become acquainted with, Galatians 1:18 , RV, "visit" (AV, "see"), RV marg., "become acquainted with."
for which see Bring , No. 6, is rendered "visiteth (with wrath)" in Romans 3:5 , RV, AV, "taketh (vengeance)."
King James Dictionary 
Vis'It, L visito, viso, to go to see. We see the sense is to go, to move to.
1. To go or come to see to attend. The physician visits his patient and prescribes. One friend visits another from respect or affection. Paul and Barnabas visited the churches they had planted, to know their state and confirm their faith. Men visit England, France or Italy in their travels. 2. To go or come to see for inspection, examination, correction of abuses, &c. as, a bishop visits his diocese a superintendent visits those persons or works which are under his care. 3. To salute with a present.
Samson visited his wife with a kid. Judges 15 .
4. To go to and to use as, to visit the springs.
To visit in mercy, in Scriptural language, to be propitious to grant requests to deliver from trouble to support and comfort.
It is thus God visits his people. Genesis 21 . Zechariah 10 .
Luke 12 .
To visit with the rod, to punish. Psalms 89 .
To visit in wrath, or visit iniquity or sings upon, to chastise to bring judgments on to afflict. Exodus 20 .
To visit the fatherless and widow, or the sick and imprisoned, to show them regard and pity, and relieve their wants. Matthew 25 . James 1 .
VIS'IT, To keep up the interchange of civilities and salutations to practice going to see others. We ought not to visit for pleasure or ceremony on the sabbath.
1. The act of going to see another, or of calling at his house a waiting on as a visit of civility or respect a visit of ceremony a short visit a long visit a pleasant visit. 2. The act of going to see as a visit to Saratoga or to Niagara. 3. A going to see or attending on as the visit of a physician. 4. The act of going to view or inspect as the visit of a trustee or inspector.
Webster's Dictionary 
(1): ( v. t.) The act of going to view or inspect; an official or formal inspection; examination; visitation; as, the visit of a trustee or inspector.
(2): ( v. t.) The act of visiting, or going to see a person or thing; a brief stay of business, friendship, ceremony, curiosity, or the like, usually longer than a call; as, a visit of civility or respect; a visit to Saratoga; the visit of a physician.
(3): ( v. t.) To go or come to see, as for the purpose of friendship, business, curiosity, etc.; to attend; to call upon; as, the physician visits his patient.
(4): ( v. t.) To go or come to see for inspection, examination, correction of abuses, etc.; to examine, to inspect; as, a bishop visits his diocese; a superintendent visits persons or works under his charge.
(5): ( v. t.) To come to for the purpose of chastising, rewarding, comforting; to come upon with reward or retribution; to appear before or judge; as, to visit in mercy; to visit one in wrath.
(6): ( v. i.) To make a visit or visits; to maintain visiting relations; to practice calling on others.
Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature 
( פָּקִד , Ἐπισκέπτομαι ). Little mention is made in the Bible of ceremonies or complimentary visits of a social character. (See Courtesy). Guests were welcomed with water to wash their feet ( Genesis 18:4; Genesis 24:32; Judges 19:21; 1 Samuel 25:41; Luke 7:44, etc.; comp.; Shaw, Travels, p. 208); just as in modern times coffee, tobacco, and frequently other refreshments are offered, and the beard is sometimes sprinkled with perfumed water (Arvielux, 3, 186; Harmer, 2; 77, 83; 3, 179). A repast was speedily prepared ( Genesis 8:4; Judges 19:21; compo Niebluhr, Bed. p. 58; Arvielux, 4, 342), and the guest's animals were provided for ( Genesis 21:32; Judges 19:21). (See Hospitality). — Presents are common today in visits (Harmer, 2, 13). (See Gift). It was regarded as a sacred duty to visit the sick Siracch; 7:39; Matthew 25:36; Matthew 25:3), and the Talmudists had the proverb "To neglect to visit the sick is the same as to shed blood" (see Sch Ö ttgen, Hor. Heb. 1, 230 sq.); a principle of humanity that was recognised even among the ‘ heathen (see Kupe , Observ. 1, 129 sq.).