What does Travel mean?

Definitions for Travel
ˈtræv əlTrav·el

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Travel.

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


  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

    I'm 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).

    I've 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.

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. travel

    To use a form of transport.

    The travel company were very efficient and friendly.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 2, 2020  

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

How to pronounce Travel?

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How to say Travel in sign language?

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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. Kristina Mitova:

    I don't believe there is a crisis, i travel to Greece all the time, and I don't see any real difference.

  2. Dr. Rich Melheim:

    Time travel isn't a problem. We're all pretty good at it. The current problem is we only know how to do it in one direction and at one speed.

  3. George Abbey:

    If I could fly supersonic transport, I could reduce that [travel] time, time is really money, and spending a short time on an airplane vs. a long time, I’d prefer taking the short time.

  4. H.W. Mann:

    When we go to the market for ice cream, we get into a car. We are not the car. The car is simply a vehicle for travel. When we spiritually awake, we realize we are an immortal spiritual being temporarily in human form. The human body is our vehicle to travel about. Although we are in a human body, we are not the human body any more than we are the car.

  5. Frances Adamson:

    We indicated to the Chinese that a meeting with Mr Ciobo's counterpart would have been welcomed, he would have been willing to travel to Beijing for a meeting with his Chinese counterpart if that had been possible.

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Translations for Travel

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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
  • 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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