- 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 transportive
Increase in the declivity or the volume of a stream increases its velocity and therefore its transportive power.
Toward its margin the thinned ice was constantly losing its transportive power, and at its edge this power was altogether gone.
- 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 transportive
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.