American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To carry from one place to another; convey. See Synonyms at convey.
- v. To move to strong emotion; carry away; enrapture. See Synonyms at enrapture.
- 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.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Means of transportation; animals and vehicles used in transportation.
- 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. 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.
- v. To change the location or place of.
- v. historical To deport to a penal colony.
- v. figuratively 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. Canada 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. historical A deported convict.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To carry or bear from one place to another; to remove; to convey
- v. To carry, or cause to be carried, into banishment, as a criminal; to banish.
- v. To carry away with vehement emotion, as joy, sorrow, complacency, anger, etc.; to ravish with pleasure or ecstasy.
- 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.
- 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
- From Middle English, from Old French transporter ("carry or convey across"), from Latin transporto, from trans- ("across") + porto ("to carry") (Wiktionary)
- Middle English transporten, from Old French transporter, from Latin trānsportāre : trāns-, trans- + portāre, to carry. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“This transport is also something the railroad has no competition!.”
“Ergo — public transport is a bad goal, and should only be applied in places where the pop density is adequate to make personal transport much less effective.”
“Compare to the effect and equal investment in transport safety would have had.”
“The gallery is borrowing the massive transport from the Mariner's Museum in Newport News, Va.”
“For all the housewives of the years before 1950, modern conveniences would likely seem the ultimate optimistic convenience, and long-distance modern transport is definitely far better and more optimistic than sailing ships and horse-drawn wagons.”
“Congestion pricing, which could address crowded freeways while funding better urban transport, is a good place to start.”
“A distinct argument for shifting rapidly to primarily electric forms of transport is that the oil is fortunately running out.”
“The lunar lander resembles the 'Eagle' transport from the series Space 1999.”
“Even if the price Walmart pays for local produce is slightly higher than what it would pay large growers, savings in transport and the ability to order smaller quantities at a time can make up the difference.”
“The broad array of lysosomal storage diseases and peroxisomal disorders are presented along with the defects in transport, vitamin cofactor and metal metabolism.”
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