[tel-uh-pawrt, -pohrt]

verb (used with object)

to transport (a body) by telekinesis.

Origin of teleport

1950–55; back formation from teleportation, equivalent to tele-1 + (trans)portation
Related formstel·e·por·ta·tion, tel·e·por·tage, noun


[tel-uh-pawrt, -pohrt]


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

Origin of teleport

First recorded in 1980–85; tele-1 + port1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for teleport

beam, broadcast, emit, send, transmit

Examples from the Web for teleport

Historical Examples of teleport

  • But how close to a teleport did the things he carried have to be?

    Out Like a Light

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • Couldn't you just tell me where your superiors are and let me teleport there?

    Fair and Warmer

    E. G. von Wald

  • Just as you learned to teleport, you can learn to be a telepath.

    Occasion for Disaster

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • I want to teleport them this way and that way, from all around me, whenever one comes close to me.

    Earth Alert!

    Kris Neville

  • They're just finding out their powers—one is a telepath, another levitates, a third is a teleport.

    What Rough Beast?

    Jefferson Highe

British Dictionary definitions for teleport



(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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for teleport

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper