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, 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

Wiktionary

  1. travelnoun

    The act of travel(l)ing

    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.

  2. travelnoun

    a series of journeys

    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.

  3. travelnoun

    an account of one's travels

    I'm off on my travels around France again.

    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.

  4. travelnoun

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

    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.

  5. travelnoun

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

    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.

  6. travelnoun

    Labour; parturition; travail.

    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.

  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.

    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.

  8. travelverb

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

    Soundwaves can travel through water.

    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.

  9. travelverb

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

    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.

  10. travelverb

    To travel throughout (a place).

    I've travelled the world.

    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.

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

Freebase

  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 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  
  2. 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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Numerology

  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. Musa Yusof:

    If we push for more efforts to encourage travel amongst Malaysians within our shores, we have hope to stimulate our economy and hence, counter the losses due to the decline in foreign tourists.

  2. Vijay Mallya:

    I am Vijay Mallya, i travel to and from India frequently. I did not flee from India and neither am I an absconder.

  3. Asheesh Mehra:

    (Young graduates) have access to overseas travel, they are spending time with customer organizations abroad and they are looking at that culture. So they are questioning their organizations.

  4. Donagh Stenson:

    I never knew what happened to her, i don't know whether that lady died before birth. She certainly didn't travel to us ; I know that.

  5. Brian Kelly:

    You have to look at how you spend on travel and where you want to go with those miles and choose the best program for you from there.

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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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