from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of passing over, across, or through; passage.
- n. Conveyance of people or goods from one place to another, especially on a local public transportation system.
- n. The system or vehicles used for such conveyance.
- n. A transition or change, as to a spiritual existence at death.
- n. Astronomy The passage of a celestial body across the observer's meridian.
- n. Astronomy The passage of a smaller celestial body or its shadow across the disk of a larger celestial body.
- n. A surveying instrument similar to a theodolite that measures horizontal and vertical angles.
- transitive v. To pass over, across, or through: aircraft transiting the United States and Canada.
- transitive v. To revolve (the telescope of a surveying transit) about its horizontal transverse axis in order to reverse its direction.
- intransitive v. Astronomy To make a transit.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of passing over, across, or through something.
- n. The conveyance of people or goods from one place to another, especially on a public transportation system; the vehicles used for such conveyance.
- n. The passage of a celestial body across the observer's meridian, or across the disk of a larger celestial body.
- n. A surveying instrument rather like a theodolite that measures horizontal and vertical angles.
- n. an imaginary line between two objects whose positions are known. When the navigator sees one object directly in front of the other, then navigator knows that his position is on the transit.
- n. a Ford Transit van.
- n. to carry communications traffic to and from a customer or another network on a compensation basis as opposed to peerage in which the traffic to and from another network is carried on an equivalency basis or without charge.
- v. To pass over, across or through something
- v. To revolve an instrument about its horizontal axis so as to reverse its direction
- v. To make a transit
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of passing; passage through or over.
- n. The act or process of causing to pass; conveyance.
- n. A line or route of passage or conveyance.
- n. The passage of a heavenly body over the meridian of a place, or through the field of a telescope.
- n. The passage of a smaller body across the disk of a larger, as of Venus across the sun's disk, or of a satellite or its shadow across the disk of its primary.
- n. An instrument resembling a theodolite, used by surveyors and engineers; -- called also transit compass, and surveyor's transit.
- transitive v. To pass over the disk of (a heavenly body).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- On a surveyors’ transit, to turn (the telescope) over so as to make it point, in the opposite direction.
- To pass over the disk of, as of a heavenly body.
- n. in astronomy, the passage or transit of a star across the meridian at the point opposite to the point of culmination. In the case of a circumpolar star it is often called lower culmination or transit sub polo.
- n. The act of passing; a passing over or through; a passage; the act of moving, or the state of being conveyed; also, the act or process of causing to pass; conveyance: as, the transit of goods through a country; the problem of rapid transit in cities.
- n. A line of passage or conveyance through a country: as, the Nicaragua transit.
- n. In astronomy: The passage of a heavenly body aeross the meridian of any place. The right ascension of such a body is the sidereal time of its upper transit.
- n. The passage of a celestial body (specifically either of the planets Mercury and Venus) across the sun's disk, or of a satellite, or the shadow of a satellite, across the face of its primary. The passage of the moon across the sun's face, however, is called an eclipse.
- n. An abbreviation of transit-circle or transitinstrument.
- n. An instrument used in surveying for measuring horizontal angles.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. pass across (a sign or house of the zodiac) or pass across (the disk of a celestial body or the meridian of a place)
- n. a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods
- v. cause or enable to pass through
- n. a journey usually by ship
- n. a surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripod
- v. revolve (the telescope of a surveying transit) about its horizontal transverse axis in order to reverse its direction
- v. make a passage or journey from one place to another
Preparing fish for the rigors of a plane ride and as long as 48 hours in transit is a very closely guarded trade secret; many companies refuse outright to talk about it.
As I write this I'm in transit from a four day Argentina Dove hunt.
The one good thing about spending so many hours in transit is that I had a lot of time read, and I read some great stuff, so look out for a few book posts in the coming weeks.
A claim for loss of, or damage to, household goods in transit is primarily a matter entirely between the owner and the carrier.
He compares the method of raising funds for public transport what we call transit in Britain and France.
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We're doing interdiction in what we call the transit zones, where the drugs are coming across the water.
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Are there situations where the science says mass transit is a good idea?
As a group, the 20 largest U.S. metro areas declined in transit use (all trip purposes; thank you, Wendell Cox) in the 1990s.