- the passage of a heavenly body across the meridian of a given location or through the field of a telescope.
- the passage of Mercury or Venus across the disk of the sun, or of a satellite or its shadow across the face of its primary.
- meridian circle.
- Also called transit instrument. an instrument, as a theodolite, having a telescope that can be transited, used for measuring horizontal and sometimes vertical angles.
- a repeating transit theodolite.
Origin of transit
Words nearby transit
How to use transit in a sentence
While transit officials have spent the past six years reprioritizing safety over expansion and performance, Metro estimates it’s still about $5 billion behind where it should be.Metro board expresses wariness over increased debt but gives tentative approval|Justin George|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
The transit system also will run more Yellow Line trains from Franconia-Springfield to Mount Vernon Square, Metro said.Two Blue Line Metro stations to close through late May for platform work|Justin George|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
As of last June, it had 64 code compliance inspectors employed by MTS who issue citations for transit system and quality-of-life violations, and about 140 private security guards who could not write tickets.MTS Review Recommends Changes, But Stops Short of Sweeping Assessments|Lisa Halverstadt|February 5, 2021|Voice of San Diego
Hart said Alexandria will have the capacity to drive all students who have said they want to return for in-person learning — but she still urged parents who can do so to pursue other methods of transit.Alexandria City Public Schools sets date for reopening; Arlington refuses to follow suit|Hannah Natanson|February 5, 2021|Washington Post
States, in turn, could make those funds available to cash-strapped cities, counties and transit systems.Battle over $1.9 trillion covid relief package is as much about political optics as economic necessity|Steven Pearlstein|February 3, 2021|Washington Post
Listen up, commuters—your public transit rides are about to get a lot less gross!The Coolest Fashion Innovations of 2014|Raquel Laneri|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The paperwork was spotless: he had died in transit, the conjunction of a weak heart and long trip.A Million Ways to Die in Prison|Daniel Genis|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Its method of transit is direct person-to-person contact with body fluids.The Sham, Scaremongering Guide to Ebola|Abby Haglage|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On top of the $8-10K salary, visa and transit costs will be covered.$10,000 a Month for Ebola Fighters|Abby Haglage|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In Georgia, MARTA (the Metropolitan Atlantic Rapid Transit Authority) built a huge solar canopy at its bus depot in Decatur.Paved Paradise|The Daily Beast|September 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When the reserve transfers are completed checks in transit can no longer count as reserves.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
Am I to check the number of rounds in the limbers; on the beaches and in transit during a battle?
Since then the whole of the trade of transit by rail has been conducted by the companies owning the lines.
Two and a half months, plus half a month for delay, plus another month for sea transit, makes four months!
High water takes place at eight hours and a half after the moon's transit.
British Dictionary definitions for transit
- the passage or conveyance of goods or people
- (as modifier)a transit visa
- the passage of a celestial body or satellite across the face of a relatively larger body as seen from the earth
- the apparent passage of a celestial body across the meridian, caused by the earth's diurnal rotation