Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun Transportation; carriage; conveyance.
  • noun Transformation; alteration.
  • noun 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.
  • noun A convict transported or sentenced to exile.
  • noun Vehement emotion; passion; rapture; ecstasy.
  • noun Means of transportation; animals and vehicles used in transportation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Transportation; carriage; conveyance.
  • noun 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.
  • noun Vehement emotion; passion; ecstasy; rapture.
  • noun A convict transported, or sentenced to exile.
  • transitive verb To carry or bear from one place to another; to remove; to convey
  • transitive verb To carry, or cause to be carried, into banishment, as a criminal; to banish.
  • transitive verb To carry away with vehement emotion, as joy, sorrow, complacency, anger, etc.; to ravish with pleasure or ecstasy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun the act of moving something from one location to another
  • verb transport commercially
  • noun a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
  • noun the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials
  • verb move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
  • verb send from one person or place to another
  • noun a mechanism that transports magnetic tape across the read/write heads of a tape playback/recorder
  • verb hold spellbound
  • noun something that serves as a means of transportation
  • verb move something or somebody around; usually over long distances

Etymologies

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

[Middle English transporten, from Old French transporter, from Latin trānsportāre : trāns-, trans- + portāre, to carry; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English, from Old French transporter ("carry or convey across"), from Latin transporto, from trans- ("across") + porto ("to carry")

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