- to carry, move, or convey from one place to another.
- to carry away by strong emotion; enrapture.
- to send into banishment, especially to a penal colony.
- the act of transporting or conveying; conveyance.
- a means of transporting or conveying, as a truck or bus.
- a ship or plane employed for transporting soldiers, military stores, etc.
- an airplane carrying freight or passengers as part of a transportation system.
- a system of public travel.
- transportation(def 6).
- strong emotion; ecstatic joy, bliss, etc.
- a convict sent into banishment, especially to a penal colony: The country had been colonized largely by transports.
- Recording. Also called tape transport. a mechanism that moves magnetic tape past the head in a tape deck or tape recorder.
Origin of transport
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Examples from the Web for transport
Unfortunately, the underground tunnels that were used to transport booze and, if necessary, escaping patrons, are off-limits.The Bars That Made America Great
December 28, 2014
Eventually, their output is worth five times that much to those who transport it globally.BBC Reporter Gets High On The Job
Jack Holmes, The Daily Beast Video
December 23, 2014
According to Kostick, while awaiting a van to transport Stewart to the nearest police station, his mood changed.Before Eric Garner, There Was Michael Stewart: The Tragic Story of the Real-Life Radio Raheem
December 4, 2014
In a Lynx, however, Harry could take part in reconnaissance missions and transport passengers.Can Harry Bury the Party Prince?
December 2, 2014
For years, William Schmidt single-handedly dug a tunnel through a mountain to transport his gold-rush loot.The Mole Man’s Tunnel to Nowhere
November 28, 2014
He also procured a couple of mules to transport his baggage.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
William Dobein James
Indents had to be made out for transport, rations and ammunition.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
It was a morning of unequalled delight approaching to transport.Night and Morning, Complete
Provision had, therefore, to be made for the requisite means of transport.Freeland
It's about the only way we could transport it, as the trails are too narrow for a wagon.Frank Roscoe's Secret
- to carry or cause to go from one place to another, esp over some distance
- to deport or exile to a penal colony
- (usually passive) to have a strong emotional effect on
- the business or system of transporting goods or people
- (as modifier)a modernized transport system
- British freight vehicles generally
- a vehicle used to transport goods or people, esp lorries or ships used to convey troops
- (as modifier)a transport plane
- the act of transporting or the state of being transported
- ecstasy, rapture, or any powerful emotion
- a convict sentenced to be transported
Word Origin and History for transport
late 14c., from Old French transporter "carry or convey across" (14c.), from Latin transportare, from trans- "across" (see trans-) + portare "to carry" (see port (n.1)). Sense of "carry away with strong feelings" is first recorded c.1500. Meaning "to carry away into banishment" is recorded from 1660s. The noun is attested from mid-15c., originally "mental exaltation;" sense of "means of transportation" is recorded from 1690s.
- The movement or transference of biochemical substances that occurs in biological systems.