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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

trans•port*trænsˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrt; ˈtræns pɔrt, -poʊrt(v.; n.; v.t.)

  1. to carry, move, or convey from one place to another.

    Category: Transportation

  2. to carry away by strong emotion; enrapture.

  3. to send into banishment, esp. to a penal colony.

  4. (n.)the act of transporting or conveying; conveyance.

    Category: Transportation

  5. a means of transporting or conveying, as a truck or bus.

    Category: Transportation

  6. a ship or plane for transporting soldiers, military stores, etc.

    Category: Transportation

  7. an airplane carrying freight or passengers as part of a transportation system.

    Category: Transportation

  8. a system of public travel.

    Category: Transportation

  9. strong emotion, esp. ecstatic joy, bliss, etc.; rapture.

  10. a convict sent into banishment, esp. to a penal colony.

  11. a mechanism that moves magnetic tape past the head in a tape deck or tape recorder.

    Category: Hi-Fi and Audio

* Syn: See ecstasy.

Origin of transport:

1325–75; ME < L trānsportāre to carry across. See trans -, port5


Princeton's WordNet

  1. conveyance, transport(noun)

    something that serves as a means of transportation

  2. transport(noun)

    an exchange of molecules (and their kinetic energy and momentum) across the boundary between adjacent layers of a fluid or across cell membranes

  3. transportation, shipping, transport(noun)

    the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials

  4. ecstasy, rapture, transport, exaltation, raptus(noun)

    a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion

    "listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture"- Charles Dickens

  5. tape drive, tape transport, transport(noun)

    a mechanism that transports magnetic tape across the read/write heads of a tape playback/recorder

  6. transportation, transport, transfer, transferral, conveyance(verb)

    the act of moving something from one location to another

  7. transport(verb)

    move something or somebody around; usually over long distances

  8. transport, carry(verb)

    move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body

    "You must carry your camping gear"; "carry the suitcases to the car"; "This train is carrying nuclear waste"; "These pipes carry waste water into the river"

  9. enchant, enrapture, transport, enthrall, ravish, enthral, delight(verb)

    hold spellbound

  10. transport, send, ship(verb)

    transport commercially

  11. transmit, transfer, transport, channel, channelize, channelise(verb)

    send from one person or place to another

    "transmit a message"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. transport(verb)ænsˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrt; n. ˈtræns pɔrt, -poʊrt

    to move people or things from one place to another

    to transport goods by train; a little train that transports visitors to the harbor

  2. transport(noun)ænsˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrt; n. ˈtræns pɔrt, -poʊrt

    the process of transporting people or things from one place to another

    the transport of goods from the warehouse to the stores

  3. transportænsˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrt; n. ˈtræns pɔrt, -poʊrt


    a national transport network; public transport


  1. transport(Noun)

    An act of transporting; conveyance.

  2. transport(Noun)

    The state of being transported by emotion; rapture.

  3. transport(Noun)

    A vehicle used to transport (passengers, mail, freight, troops etc.)

  4. transport(Noun)

    A tractor-trailer.

  5. transport(Noun)

    The system of transporting passengers, etc. in a particular region; the vehicles used in such a system.

  6. transport(Noun)

    A device that moves recording tape across the read/write heads of a tape recorder or video recorder etc.

  7. transport(Noun)

    A deported convict.

  8. transport(Verb)

    To change the location or place of.

  9. transport(Verb)

    To deport to a penal colony.

  10. transport(Verb)

    To move (someone) to strong emotion; to carry away.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Transport(verb)

    to carry or bear from one place to another; to remove; to convey; as, to transport goods; to transport troops

  2. Transport(verb)

    to carry, or cause to be carried, into banishment, as a criminal; to banish

  3. Transport(verb)

    to carry away with vehement emotion, as joy, sorrow, complacency, anger, etc.; to ravish with pleasure or ecstasy; as, music transports the soul

  4. Transport

    transportation; carriage; conveyance

  5. Transport

    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

  6. Transport

    vehement emotion; passion; ecstasy; rapture

  7. Transport

    a convict transported, or sentenced to exile


  1. Transport

    Transport or transportation is the movement of people, animals and goods from one location to another. Modes of transport include air, rail, road, water, cable, pipeline and space. The field can be divided into infrastructure, vehicles and operations. Transport is important since it enables trade between people, which in turn establishes civilizations. Transport infrastructure consists of the fixed installations necessary for transport, including roads, railways, airways, waterways, canals and pipelines and terminals such as airports, railway stations, bus stations, warehouses, trucking terminals, refueling depots and seaports. Terminals may be used both for interchange of passengers and cargo and for maintenance. Vehicles traveling on these networks may include automobiles, bicycles, buses, trains, trucks, people, helicopters and aircraft. Operations deal with the way the vehicles are operated, and the procedures set for this purpose including financing, legalities and policies. In the transport industry, operations and ownership of infrastructure can be either public or private, depending on the country and mode. Passenger transport may be public, where operators provide scheduled services, or private. Freight transport has become focused on containerization, although bulk transport is used for large volumes of durable items. Transport plays an important part in economic growth and globalization, but most types cause air pollution and use large amounts of land. While it is heavily subsidized by governments, good planning of transport is essential to make traffic flow and restrain urban sprawl.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Transport' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1300

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Transport' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1195

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Transport' in Nouns Frequency: #576

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Transport' in Verbs Frequency: #920

Translations for Transport

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the process of transporting or being transported

road transport; My husband is using my car, so I have no (means of) transport.

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