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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To carry from one place to another; convey. See Synonyms at convey.
  • transitive v. To move to strong emotion; carry away; enrapture. See Synonyms at enrapture.
  • transitive v. To send abroad to a penal colony; deport. See Synonyms at banish.
  • n. The act of transporting; conveyance.
  • n. The condition of being transported by emotion; rapture.
  • n. A ship or aircraft used to transport troops or military equipment.
  • n. A vehicle, such as an aircraft, used to transport passengers, mail, or freight.
  • n. The system of transporting passengers or goods in a particular country or area.
  • n. The vehicles, such as buses and trains, used in such a system.
  • n. A device that moves magnetic tape beyond the recording head, as of a tape recorder.
  • n. A deported convict.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To change the location or place of.
  • v. To deport to a penal colony.
  • v. To move (someone) to strong emotion; to carry away.
  • n. An act of transporting; conveyance.
  • n. The state of being transported by emotion; rapture.
  • n. A vehicle used to transport (passengers, mail, freight, troops etc.)
  • n. A tractor-trailer.
  • n. The system of transporting passengers, etc. in a particular region; the vehicles used in such a system.
  • n. A device that moves recording tape across the read/write heads of a tape recorder or video recorder etc.
  • n. A deported convict.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Transportation; carriage; conveyance.
  • n. A vessel employed for transporting, especially for carrying soldiers, warlike stores, or provisions, from one place to another, or to convey convicts to their destination; -- called also transport ship, transport vessel.
  • n. Vehement emotion; passion; ecstasy; rapture.
  • n. A convict transported, or sentenced to exile.
  • transitive v. To carry or bear from one place to another; to remove; to convey
  • transitive v. To carry, or cause to be carried, into banishment, as a criminal; to banish.
  • transitive v. To carry away with vehement emotion, as joy, sorrow, complacency, anger, etc.; to ravish with pleasure or ecstasy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To convey from one place to another; transfer.
  • To transform; alter.
  • To remove from this world; kill: a euphemistic use.
  • To carry into banishment, as a criminal to a penal colony; carry beyond seas.
  • To carry away by strong emotion, as joy or anger; carry out of one's self; render beside one's self.
  • n. Means of transportation; animals and vehicles used in transportation.
  • n. Transportation; carriage; conveyance.
  • n. Transformation; alteration.
  • n. A ship or vessel employed by government for carrying soldiers, warlike stores, or provisions from one place to another, or to convey convicts to the place of their destination.
  • n. A convict transported or sentenced to exile.
  • n. Vehement emotion; passion; rapture; ecstasy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of moving something from one location to another
  • v. transport commercially
  • n. a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
  • n. the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials
  • v. move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
  • v. send from one person or place to another
  • n. a mechanism that transports magnetic tape across the read/write heads of a tape playback/recorder
  • v. hold spellbound
  • n. something that serves as a means of transportation
  • v. move something or somebody around; usually over long distances
  • n. an exchange of molecules (and their kinetic energy and momentum) across the boundary between adjacent layers of a fluid or across cell membranes

Etymologies

Middle English transporten, from Old French transporter, from Latin trānsportāre : trāns-, trans- + portāre, to carry.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Old French transporter ("carry or convey across"), from Latin transporto, from trans- ("across") + porto ("to carry") (Wiktionary)

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