verb (used with object)
Origin of transport
Synonyms for transport
Examples from the Web for transportive
Historical Examples of transportive
Increase in the declivity or the volume of a stream increases its velocity and therefore its transportive power.
Toward its margin the thinned ice was constantly losing its transportive power, and at its edge this power was altogether gone.
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
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.