Definitions for travelˈtræv əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

trav•elˈtræv əl(v.)-eled, -el•ing; -elled, -el•ling

  1. (v.i.)to go from one place to another, as by car, train, plane, or ship; take a trip.

  2. to move or pass from one place or point to another.

  3. to proceed or advance.

  4. to pass or be transmitted, as light or information:

    The news traveled quickly.

  5. to go from place to place as a representative of a business.

  6. to associate or consort:

    to travel with a wealthy crowd.

  7. to admit of being transported or transmitted, esp. without suffering harm:

    a wine that does not travel well.

  8. Informal. to move with speed.

    Category: Informal

  9. Basketball.

    Category: Sport

    Ref: walk (def. 8). 9

  10. to move in a fixed course, as a piece of mechanism.

    Category: Machinery

  11. (v.t.)to travel, journey, or pass through or over.

  12. to journey or traverse (a specified distance).

  13. to cause to travel or journey:

    to travel logs downriver.

  14. (n.)the act of traveling; journeying, esp. to distant places.

  15. travels, journeys. a written work describing such journeys.

  16. the coming and going of people or conveyances along a route; traffic.

  17. the complete movement of a moving mechanical part, esp. a reciprocating part, in one direction, or the distance traversed; stroke. length of stroke.

    Category: Machinery

  18. movement or passage in general.

  19. (adj.)designed for use while traveling:

    a travel clock.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of travel:

1325–75; ME (N and Scots), orig. the same word as travail (by shift “to toil, labor”>“to make a laborious journey”)


Princeton's WordNet

  1. travel, traveling, travelling(noun)

    the act of going from one place to another

    "he enjoyed selling but he hated the travel"

  2. change of location, travel(noun)

    a movement through space that changes the location of something

  3. locomotion, travel(verb)

    self-propelled movement

  4. travel, go, move, locomote(verb)

    change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

    "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"

  5. travel, journey(verb)

    undertake a journey or trip

  6. travel, trip, jaunt(verb)

    make a trip for pleasure

  7. travel, journey(verb)

    travel upon or across

    "travel the oceans"

  8. travel(verb)

    undergo transportation as in a vehicle

    "We travelled North on Rte. 508"

  9. travel, move around(verb)

    travel from place to place, as for the purpose of finding work, preaching, or acting as a judge

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. travel(verb)ˈtræv əl

    to move from one place to another

    I like to travel.; We traveled 120 miles on the first day.; Where are you traveling to?

  2. travelˈtræv əl

    (of light, sound, news, etc.) to spread

    News travels fast.

  3. travel(noun)ˈtræv əl

    the activity of traveling from one place to another

    My hobbies include reading and travel.

  4. travelˈtræv əl

    where sb has traveled to

    the adventures he has had on his travels


  1. travel(Noun)

    The act of travel(l)ing

  2. travel(Noun)

    a series of journeys

  3. travel(Noun)

    an account of one's travels

    Iu2019m off on my travels around France again.

  4. travel(Noun)

    The activity or traffic along a route or through a given point

  5. travel(Noun)

    The working motion of a piece of machinery; the length of a mechanical stroke

  6. travel(Noun)

    Labour; parturition; travail.

  7. travel(Verb)

    To be on a journey, often for pleasure or business and with luggage; to go from one place to another.

    I like to travel.

  8. travel(Verb)

    To pass from here to there; to move or transmit; to go from one place to another.

    Soundwaves can travel through water.

  9. travel(Verb)

    To move illegally by walking or running without dribbling the ball.

  10. travel(Verb)

    To travel throughout (a place).

    Iu2019ve travelled the world.

  11. Origin: travelen from Middle Scots travailen "to toil, work, travel", alteration of travaillen, from travailler "to trouble, suffer, be worn out". See travail. Displaced native faren (from faran), lithen (from liþan), feren (from feran), iwalken (from gewealcan), swinken (from swincan). More at fare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Travel(verb)

    to labor; to travail

  2. Travel(verb)

    to go or march on foot; to walk; as, to travel over the city, or through the streets

  3. Travel(verb)

    to pass by riding, or in any manner, to a distant place, or to many places; to journey; as, a man travels for his health; he is traveling in California

  4. Travel(verb)

    to pass; to go; to move

  5. Travel(verb)

    to journey over; to traverse; as, to travel the continent

  6. Travel(verb)

    to force to journey

  7. Travel(noun)

    the act of traveling, or journeying from place to place; a journey

  8. Travel(noun)

    an account, by a traveler, of occurrences and observations during a journey; as, a book of travels; -- often used as the title of a book; as, Travels in Italy

  9. Travel(noun)

    the length of stroke of a reciprocating piece; as, the travel of a slide valve

  10. Travel(noun)

    labor; parturition; travail


  1. Travel

    Travel is the movement of people between relatively distant geographical locations, and can involve travel by foot, bicycle, automobile, train, boat, airplane, or other means, with or without luggage, and can be one way or round trip. Travel can also include relatively short stays between successive movements.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Travel

    Aspects of health and disease related to travel. It includes the physiologic and psychologic beneficial or adverse effects of travel in general or with regard to specific diseases.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'travel' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2815

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'travel' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2664

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'travel' in Nouns Frequency: #1116

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'travel' in Verbs Frequency: #253

Anagrams of travel

  1. varlet

Translations for travel

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to go from place to place; to journey

I travelled to Scotland by train; He has to travel a long way to school.

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