Definitions for Transitˈtræn sɪt, -zɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tran•sitˈtræn sɪt, -zɪt(n.)

  1. the act or fact of passing across or through; passage from one place to another.

  2. conveyance or transportation from one place to another, as of persons or goods.

    Category: Transportation

  3. a means or system of local public transportation, esp. in an urban area.

  4. a transition or change.

  5. Astron. the passage of a heavenly body across the meridian of a given location or through the field of a telescope. the passage of Mercury or Venus across the disk of the sun, or of a satellite or its shadow across the face of its primary.

    Category: Astronomy

  6. Astrol. the passage of a planet in aspect to another planet or a specific point in a horoscope.

    Category: Astrology

  7. a surveyor's instrument, as a theodolite, having a telescope that can be transited, used for measuring horizontal and sometimes vertical angles.

    Category: Surveying

  8. (v.t.)to pass across or through.

  9. to turn (the telescope of a surveyor's transit) in a vertical plane in order to reverse direction.

    Category: Surveying

  10. Astron. to cross (a meridian, celestial body, etc.).

    Category: Astronomy

  11. (v.i.)to pass over or through something.

  12. Astron. to make a transit across a meridian, celestial body, etc.

    Category: Astronomy

Origin of transit:

1400–50; late ME < L trānsitus going across, passage =trānsi-, var. s. of trānsīre to go across (trāns-trans - +-īre to go) +-tus suffix of v. action

Princeton's WordNet

  1. theodolite, transit(noun)

    a surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripod

  2. transportation system, transportation, transit(noun)

    a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods

  3. passage, transit(verb)

    a journey usually by ship

    "the outward passage took 10 days"

  4. transit, pass through, move through, pass across, pass over(verb)

    make a passage or journey from one place to another

    "The tourists moved through the town and bought up all the souvenirs;" "Some travelers pass through the desert"

  5. transit(verb)

    pass across (a sign or house of the zodiac) or pass across (the disk of a celestial body or the meridian of a place)

    "The comet will transit on September 11"

  6. transit(verb)

    revolve (the telescope of a surveying transit) about its horizontal transverse axis in order to reverse its direction

  7. transit(verb)

    cause or enable to pass through

    "The canal will transit hundreds of ships every day"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. transit(noun)ˈtræn sɪt, -zɪt

    the transportation of people or things

    a package that got lost in transit

Wiktionary

  1. transit(Noun)

    The act of passing over, across, or through something.

  2. transit(Noun)

    The conveyance of people or goods from one place to another, especially on a public transportation system; the vehicles used for such conveyance.

  3. transit(Noun)

    The passage of a celestial body across the observer's meridian, or across the disk of a larger celestial body.

  4. transit(Noun)

    A surveying instrument rather like a theodolite that measures horizontal and vertical angles.

  5. transit(Noun)

    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.

  6. transit(Noun)

    a Ford Transit van.

  7. transit(Noun)

    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.

  8. transit(Verb)

    To pass over, across or through something

  9. transit(Verb)

    To revolve an instrument about its horizontal axis so as to reverse its direction

  10. transit(Verb)

    To make a transit

Webster Dictionary

  1. Transit(noun)

    the act of passing; passage through or over

  2. Transit(noun)

    the act or process of causing to pass; conveyance; as, the transit of goods through a country

  3. Transit(noun)

    a line or route of passage or conveyance; as, the Nicaragua transit

  4. Transit(noun)

    the passage of a heavenly body over the meridian of a place, or through the field of a telescope

  5. Transit(noun)

    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

  6. Transit(noun)

    an instrument resembling a theodolite, used by surveyors and engineers; -- called also transit compass, and surveyor's transit

  7. Transit(verb)

    to pass over the disk of (a heavenly body)

Freebase

  1. Transit

    Transit is an original novel written by Ben Aaronovitch and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Seventh Doctor, Bernice and the first appearance of Kadiatu Lethbridge-Stewart. A prelude to the novel, also penned by Aaronovitch, appeared in Doctor Who Magazine #195.


Translations for Transit

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

transit(noun)

the carrying or movement of goods, passengers etc from place to place

The goods have been lost in transit.

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