- the act of transporting.
- the state of being transported.
- the means of transport or conveyance.
- the business of conveying people, goods, etc.
- price of travel or transport by public conveyance; fare.
- tickets or permits for transport or travel.
- banishment, as of a criminal to a penal colony; deportation.
- (initial capital letter) Also called Transportation Department. Informal. the Department of Transportation.
Origin of transportation
Examples from the Web for transportation
But with the pipeline, transportation costs drop and production would be higher.Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: Jan. 4
January 5, 2015
The transportation service—and others like it—epitomize what the sharing economy is all about.One of a Kind Gifts Are Only a Neighbor Away
December 8, 2014
Sure, the Red Coats had the upper hand in terms of transportation, supplies and training.The British Royals Reinvade Brooklyn: William and Kate Come Watch Basketball on Historic Battle Site
December 6, 2014
The problem was that Ernst was in Kuwait with the 1168 Transportation Company, a National Guard supply unit that she commanded.In 2005, ‘Iowa Nice’ Ernst Helped to Oust Veterans From Local Board After They Opposed Her Candidacy
October 13, 2014
Going hands-free is just one of the perks of a place where the only form of transportation is by carriage, bike, or tractor.The Crazy Medieval Island of Sark
October 4, 2014
They were distributed among the captains of the fleet for transportation to Athens.Stories from Thucydides
H. L. Havell
Two months later Florent was again sentenced to transportation.The Fat and the Thin
The hay-press makes storage and transportation easier and cheaper.The Age of Invention
Tell Wilson to make out your transportation, so that you can start for your regiment tomorrow.Si Klegg, Book 5 (of 6)
Transportation, they tell me, has already nearly got rid of the gypsies.Jack Hinton
Charles James Lever
- a means or system of transporting
- the act of transporting or the state of being transported
- (esp formerly) deportation to a penal colony
- mainly US a ticket or fare
Word Origin and History for transportation
1530s, "act of transporting," noun of action from transport (v.). Middle English used verbal noun transporting (early 15c.). In the sense of "means of conveyance" it is first recorded 1853.