teleport

1
[ tel-uh-pawrt, -pohrt ]
/ ˈtɛl əˌpɔrt, -ˌpoʊrt /

verb (used with object)

to transport (a body) by telekinesis.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. telephotography,
  2. telephotometer,
  3. teleplasm,
  4. teleplay,
  5. telepoint,
  6. teleportation,
  7. telepresence,
  8. teleprinter,
  9. teleprocessing,
  10. teleprompter

Origin of teleport

1
1950–55; back formation from teleportation, equivalent to tele-1 + (trans)portation

Related formstel·e·por·ta·tion, tel·e·por·tage, noun

teleport

2
[ tel-uh-pawrt, -pohrt ]
/ ˈtɛl əˌpɔrt, -ˌpoʊrt /

noun

a regional telecommunications network that provides access to communications satellites and other long distance media; telecommunications hub.

Origin of teleport

2
First recorded in 1980–85; tele-1 + port1

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British Dictionary definitions for teleport

teleport

/ (ˈtɛlɪˌpɔːt) /

verb

(tr) (in science fiction) to transport (a person or object) across a distance instantaneously
Derived Formsteleportation, noun

Word Origin for teleport

C20: from tele- + port 5

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Word Origin and History for teleport

teleport

v.

1940, in reference to religious miracles, from tele- + ending from transport. Related: Teleported; teleporter; teleporting.

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