What does Travel mean?

Definitions for Travel
ˈtræv əltrav·el

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Travel.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. travel, traveling, travellingnoun

    the act of going from one place to another

    "he enjoyed selling but he hated the travel"

  2. change of location, travelnoun

    a movement through space that changes the location of something

  3. locomotion, travelverb

    self-propelled movement

  4. travel, go, move, locomoteverb

    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, journeyverb

    undertake a journey or trip

  6. travel, trip, jauntverb

    make a trip for pleasure

  7. travel, journeyverb

    travel upon or across

    "travel the oceans"

  8. travelverb

    undergo transportation as in a vehicle

    "We travelled North on Rte. 508"

  9. travel, move aroundverb

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


  1. travelnoun

    The act of travel(l)ing

  2. travelnoun

    a series of journeys

  3. travelnoun

    an account of one's travels

    I'm off on my travels around France again.

  4. travelnoun

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

  5. travelnoun

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

  6. travelnoun

    Labour; parturition; travail.

  7. travelverb

    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. travelverb

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

    Soundwaves can travel through water.

  9. travelverb

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

  10. travelverb

    To travel throughout (a place).

    I've travelled the world.

  11. Etymology: 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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Trave Travel or Travisenoun

    A wooden frame for shoeing unruly horses. Robert Ainsworth

  2. Travelnoun

    Etymology: travail, Fr. from the noun.

    Love had cut him short,
    Confin’d within the purlieus of his court.
    Three miles he went, nor farther could retreat,
    His travels ended at his country-seat. Dryden.

    Mingled send into the dance
    Moments fraught with all the treasures,
    Which thy eastern travel views. Matthew Prior.

    Let him spend his time no more at home,
    Which would be great impeachment to his age,
    In having known no travel in his youth. William Shakespeare.

    Travel in the younger sort is a part of education; in the elder a part of experience. Francis Bacon, Essays, №. 18.

    A man not enlightened by travel or reflexion, grows as fond of arbitrary power, to which he hath been used, as of barren countries, in which he has been born and bred. Addis.

    He wars with a retiring enemy,
    With much more travail than with victory. Daniel.

    What think’st thou of our empire now, though earn’d
    With travel difficult. John Milton.

    Thy mother well deserves that short delight,
    The nauseous qualms of ten long months and travel to requite. John Dryden, Virg.

    A book of his travels hath been honoured with the translation of many languages. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.

    Histories engage the soul by sensible occurrences; as also voyages, travels, and accounts of countries. Isaac Watts.

  3. To Travelverb

    Thither to arrive I travel thus profound. John Milton.

    There are other privileges granted unto most of the corporations, that they shall not be charged with garrisons, and they shall not be travelled forth of their own franchises. Edmund Spenser.

  4. To Travelverb

    This word is generally supposed originally the same with travail, and to differ only as particular from general: in some writers the word is written alike in all its senses; but it is more convenient to write travail for labour, and travel for journey.

    In the forest shall ye lodge, O ye travelling companies of Dedanim. Isa. xxi. 13.

    Raphael deign’d to travel with Tobias. John Milton.

    Fain wou’d I travel to some foreign shore,
    So might I to myself myself restore. Dryden.

    If others believed he was an Egyptian from his knowledge of their rites, it proves at least that he travelled there. Alexander Pope.

    By th’ clock ’tis day;
    And yet dark night strangles the travelling lamp. William Shakespeare.

    Time travels in divers paces, with divers persons; I’ll tell you who time ambles withal, who time trots withal. William Shakespeare.

    Thus flying East and West, and North and South,
    News travell’d with increase from mouth to mouth. Alexander Pope.

    Nothing tends so much to enlarge the mind as travelling, that is, making a visit to other towns, cities, or countries, beside those in which we were born and educated. Isaac Watts.

    If we labour to maintain truth and reason, let not any think that we travel about a matter not needful. Richard Hooker.

    I’ve watch’d and travell’d hard;
    Some time I shall sleep out; the rest I’ll whistle. William Shakespeare.


  1. Travel

    Ğ Travel is the movement of people between distant geographical locations. Travel can be done by foot, bicycle, automobile, train, boat, bus, airplane, ship 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, as in the case of tourism.


  1. travel

    Travel is the act or process of moving from one place to another, typically involving a journey of a significant distance. It can involve various modes of transportation such as by air, land, or sea, and may include overnight stays in different locations. Travel can be undertaken for various purposes, including tourism, business, exploration, leisure, or visiting friends and family. It often involves experiencing new cultures, landscapes, and activities, providing opportunities for personal growth, relaxation, and broadening one's perspectives.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Travelverb

    to labor; to travail

  2. Travelverb

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

  3. Travelverb

    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. Travelverb

    to pass; to go; to move

  5. Travelverb

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

  6. Travelverb

    to force to journey

  7. Travelnoun

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

  8. Travelnoun

    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. Travelnoun

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

  10. Travelnoun

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Travel

    trav′el, v.i. to walk: to journey: to pass: to move.—v.t. to pass: to journey over:—pr.p. trav′elling; pa.t. and pa.p. trav′elled.n. act of passing from place to place: journey: labour: (pl.) an account of a journey.—p.adj. Trav′elled, having made journeys: knowing.—ns. Trav′eller, one who travels: a wayfarer: one who travels for a mercantile house: a ring that slides along a rope or spar; Trav′eller's-joy, the virgin's-bower, Clematis Vitalba; Trav′eller's-tale, a story that cannot be accepted, a tall story, an astounding lie, a whopper; Trav′eller's-tree, a remarkable Madagascar tree, its stem resembling a plantain, but sending out leaves only on two opposite sides, like a great expanded fan.—adj. Trav′elling.—ns. Trav′elling-bag, a bag for carrying necessaries on a journey, toilet articles, &c.; Trav′elling-carr′iage, a heavy carriage, fitted up for travelling in before railways; Trav′elling-cou′vert, a set of table utensils, arranged to pack up easily for travelling; Trav′elling-crane, a crane fixed on a carriage which may be moved on rails; Trav′elling-dress, a plain and easy dress to wear when travelling.—p.adjs. Trav′el-soiled, -stained, showing the marks of travel; Trav′el-taint′ed (Shak.), fatigued with travel, harassed. [A form of travail.]

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. travelverb

    0.) Transpositioning art in motion holding a position of authority and a form of address preceding as an elected personal name. 1.) Make a journey, typically of some length or abroad. 2.) Being enjoyed or successful away from the place of origin. 3.) Hajj.

    The Hajj of Mansa Musa sounds as it was the best travel experience to go on with a group of people during those specific times.

    Etymology: Transporting teleportation

    Submitted by Tehorah_Elyon on October 16, 2023  

  2. travel

    To convey or transmit from a location to a specific location.

    The data travels on the network system at superluminal speed.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 28, 2020  

  3. travel

    To use a form of transport.

    The travel company were very efficient and friendly.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 2, 2020  

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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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Travel in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Travel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Travel in a Sentence

  1. Antonio Berumen:

    It is aimed at people who would maybe never be able to travel to Rome, and will have the opportunity to experience being inside the chapel.

  2. Zhiwei Zhang:

    Growth will likely weaken in the rest of this year, the COVID outbreak has forced more cities to tighten travel restrictions, which will likely affect the service sector adversely in November. The property sector slowdown is getting worse.

  3. Ken Paxton:

    Biden’s repeated disregard of the individual liberties of Texans is not only disrespectful to the U.S. Constitution, it is also troublesome that any president thinks they can act above the law while hardworking Americans standby, president Biden cannot continue governing through executive edicts. Now is the time to strike down his administration’s air-travel mask mandate. I’m proud to stand alongside my friend Congresswoman Van Duyne and her counsel at TPPF to protect Texans’ liberty and the rule of law.

  4. Chief Executive Officer Darren Huston:

    It's been a pretty rocky market externally, but for travel, it's actually been quite good.

  5. Kara Gross:

    Hundreds of thousands of pregnant people will be forced to travel out of state to seek the care they need. Many people will not even know they are pregnant by six weeks, and for those who do, it is unlikely they will be able to schedule the legally required two in-person doctor’s appointments before six weeks of pregnancy.

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  • مسافرة, سافر, ينتقل, سفرArabic
  • падарожнічаць, паездка, вандраваць, ездзіць, падарожжаBelarusian
  • пътувам, яздя, пътуванеBulgarian
  • འགྲུལ་རྒྱགTibetan Standard
  • beajiñBreton
  • viatjar, transitar, fer passesCatalan, Valencian
  • cestování, cestovat, jezdit, procestovatCzech
  • rejseDanish
  • bereisen, reisen, [[sich]] [[übertragen]], [[sich]] [[fortpflanzen]], ReiseGerman
  • ταξίδι, ταξιδεύωGreek
  • vojaĝado, vojaĝiEsperanto
  • viaje, viajarSpanish
  • bidaiatuBasque
  • سفر, سفر کردن, مسافرت کردن, مسافرت رفتنPersian
  • matkustelu, matka, matkustaa, kulkea, liikkua, vaeltaa, matkata, matkailuFinnish
  • transmettre, voyage, voyager, propagerFrench
  • taistealIrish
  • siubhal, taistealScottish Gaelic
  • viaxarGalician
  • לנסועHebrew
  • यात्रा करना, यात्राHindi
  • vwayajeHaitian Creole
  • utazik, út, utazás, utazásiHungarian
  • ճանապարհորդել, ճանապարհորդությունArmenian
  • viagiarInterlingua
  • perjalananIndonesian
  • ferðastIcelandic
  • viaggiare, viaggioItalian
  • 旅行Japanese
  • მოგზაურობაGeorgian
  • 여행, 旅行Korean
  • iter facio, ambulo, iter, TravelLatin
  • ການເດີນທາງ, ເດີນທາງLao
  • keliavimas, apkeliauti, keliautiLithuanian
  • патува, патувањеMacedonian
  • യാത്രMalayalam
  • reis, reizen, verplaatsen, bereizenDutch
  • reise, slaglengdeNorwegian
  • podróżować, przemierzać, podróż, podróże, jeździć, przemieszczać sięPolish
  • viajar, viagemPortuguese
  • călătorie, voiaj, călătoriRomanian
  • перемещаться, поездка, объездить, путешествие, передвигаться, проходить, путешествовать, вести, ездить, ходRussian
  • путова́ње, путовати, пренети, putovati, putovánje, proputòvati, prenetiSerbo-Croatian
  • cestovať, jazdiť, cestovanieSlovak
  • potovanje, potovatiSlovene
  • fara, resande, rörelse, slag, resor, färdas, bana, gång, resa runt, resa, beresa, slaglängd, reseskildringarSwedish
  • safiriSwahili
  • பயணTamil
  • ప్రయాణము, యాత్ర, పర్యటనTelugu
  • เดินทาง, ท่องเที่ยว, การท่องเที่ยวThai
  • yolculuk, yapmak, seyahat, etmekTurkish
  • поїздка, мандрувати, їздити, подорож, подорожуватиUkrainian
  • ٹریولUrdu
  • du lịchVietnamese
  • täv, tävönVolapük
  • אַרומפאָרןYiddish
  • 旅行Chinese

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    (used of persons) bound to a tract of land; hence their service is transferable from owner to owner
    A butch
    B adscripted
    C articulate
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