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.
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.
- trans·port·a·ble, adjective
- trans·port·a·bil·i·ty, noun
- trans·port·ive, adjective
- coun·ter·trans·port, noun
- non·trans·port·a·bil·i·ty, noun
- non·trans·port·a·ble, adjective
- pre·trans·port, verb (used with object)
- un·trans·port·a·ble, adjective
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How to use transport in a sentence
We like the snap-on seat and lid and the handle that slides over the top to lock everything in place, to minimize the potential for spillage and leakage during cleanup and transport.
The ministry said remote working was still the recommended practice, because of how it limits the spread of infection in the workplace and on public transport.As COVID-19 rates rise, France will require most people to wear masks at work | David Meyer | August 18, 2020 | Fortune
In some parts of the world people have started “flight-shaming,” that is, giving up air travel themselves and encouraging others to find alternative means of transport that are more climate-friendly.Airships Are No Longer a Relic of the Past; You Could Ride in One by 2023 | Vanessa Bates Ramirez | August 4, 2020 | Singularity Hub
The extensions “are highways for transport,” says Robert Grosse, a cell biologist at the University of Freiburg in Germany.Coronavirus-infected cells sprout filaments that may spread the virus | Jack J. Lee | July 20, 2020 | Science News
The platinum meshes serve as electrodes when voltage is applied, enabling the team to select different ions and adjust their transport rates independently.Artificial Kidneys Are a Step Closer With This New Tech | Vanessa Bates Ramirez | June 3, 2020 | Singularity Hub
Unfortunately, the underground tunnels that were used to transport booze and, if necessary, escaping patrons, are off-limits.
Eventually, their output is worth five times that much to those who transport it globally.
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 | Marlow Stern | December 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In a Lynx, however, Harry could take part in reconnaissance missions and transport passengers.
For years, William Schmidt single-handedly dug a tunnel through a mountain to transport his gold-rush loot.
The improvement of transport still further swelled the volume of production.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
The first of these will leave about the end of this week, and the other two will be sent as transport is available.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
The Admiral and Godley paid me a visit; discussed tea and sea transport, then a walk.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
The transport difficulties were very great, and as General McArthur approached, every foot of ground was disputed by the enemy.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
The British transport Europa, having troops on board, was totally destroyed by fire opposite Brest, and 21 lives lost.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
British Dictionary definitions for transport
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
- transportable, adjective
- transportability, noun
- transporter, noun
- transportive, adjective
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