verb (used with object)
Origin of transport
Examples from the Web for transport
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|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.
They asked the railway officers to prepare for the transport of an army corps of 30,000 men.The Rise of Rail-Power in War and Conquest, 1833-1914|Edwin A. Pratt
Thus, the manner in which they transport eggs to their burrows has been too frequently observed to admit of doubt.Animal Intelligence|George J. Romanes
“But it was something to be always proud of,” cried Polly, in a transport.Five Little Peppers at School|Margaret Sidney
One thousand men was all he required to transport our cannon and baggage, and clear the road before us.The Memoirs of the Conquistador Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Vol 1 (of 2)|Bernal Diaz del Castillo
She was a French transport, the Carthage, and she took exactly four minutes to sink.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
British Dictionary definitions for transport
verb (trænsˈpɔːt) (tr)
- the business or system of transporting goods or people
- (as modifier)a modernized transport system
- a vehicle used to transport goods or people, esp lorries or ships used to convey troops
- (as modifier)a transport plane
Word Origin for transport
Word Origin and History for transport
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.