American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or an instance of transporting.
- n. The state of being transported.
- n. A means of conveyance.
- n. The business of conveying passengers or goods.
- n. A charge for public conveyance; fare.
- n. Deportation to a penal colony.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In geology, the movement of land-waste by rivers, glaciers, waves, currents, wind, etc.
- n. Railway tickets or other permits for traveling.
- n. The act of transporting, or conveying from one place to another, or the state of being so transported; carriage; conveyance; transmission.
- n. The removal or banishment, for a specified term, of a convict to a penal settlement in another country. The transportation of persons convicted of crime prevails in France and Russia, but in Great Britain it is now superseded by penal servitude. See
- n. Transport; ecstasy; rapture.
- n. Means of transporting, as wagons or other vehicles; also, the cost of traveling.
- n. The act of transporting, or the state of being transported; conveyance, often of people, goods etc.
- n. historical Deportation to a penal colony.
- n. US A means of conveyance.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of transporting, or the state of being transported; carriage from one place to another; removal; conveyance.
- n. rare Transport; ecstasy.
- n. the act of expelling a person from their native land
- n. the act of moving something from one location to another
- n. the sum charged for riding in a public conveyance
- n. the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials
- n. a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods
- n. the United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966
- From transport + -ation. (Wiktionary)
“The device, which is used to measure mileage in a car or other mode of transportation comes from the Greek words for “Measure Path”.”
“Investing in transportation is essential if the U.S. is to remain competitive in a global economy.”
“In two generations the change in transportation is almost as great as in all the previous history of the world.”
“It also makes eligible such activities as restoring wetlands and it strongly supports what we call transportation enhancements, which include bike trails, pedestrian facilities, historic preservation, scenic byways, and the like.”
“Hi I'm not sure if this is going to get to anyone but I am hoping someone can give me detailed information on how to catch a bus or the best kind of transportation from the airport in Villahermosa on March 28, 2002 to Palenque.”
“Congress would not have gone home having left the nation's long-term transportation infrastructure unfunded, and the House Republican leadership would not have held up the debt-ceiling bill in an effort to deprive the U.S. of its chance for leadership in advanced vehicle manufacturing.”
“In addition to creating a revolution in transportation infrastructure, they envision the installation of the Solar Roadway as a quick path to economic recovery.”
“Resulting innovations in transportation (rail, ship, automobile) caused the effects of the industrial revolution to go global, albeit over a generation or three.”
“(Reply) (Thread) (Link) alhandra_s on February 5th, 2010 03: 12 pm (UTC) transportation is included in the debt, at least in my case it is.”
“More important, getting around town, transportation is dirt cheap and accommodating.”
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