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
Take the recent example of its sci-fi-style Ultimate Mobility Vehicles, which combine traditional transport with transforming robotic technologies.Hyundai reportedly in talks to buy SoftBank-owned Boston Dynamics | Brian Heater | November 9, 2020 | TechCrunch
Faced with the prospect of transport recovering from the pandemic, Brent crude was up 8% and WTI nearly 9%.Pfizer’s blockbuster vaccine report flips the markets on their head—pandemic stocks sink, nearly everything else soars | David Meyer | November 9, 2020 | Fortune
Not as exhilarating as interdimensional transport, perhaps, but the manufacturer that perfects a home computer capable of quantum teleportation will be a game-changer.The ways our modern tech stack up to sci-fi and fantasy marvels | George Bass | November 8, 2020 | Washington Post
To study how pumpkin stems transport so much food and water, she asked growers of giant pumpkins to donate small slivers of their competition fruits.
The scale and complexity of modern research often demand that collaboration — and 21st-century communication and transport enable it.
Increase in the declivity or the volume of a stream increases its velocity and therefore its transportive power.The Geography of the Region about Devils Lake and the Dalles of the Wisconsin | Rollin D. Salisbury
Toward its margin the thinned ice was constantly losing its transportive power, and at its edge this power was altogether gone.The Geography of the Region about Devils Lake and the Dalles of the Wisconsin | Rollin D. Salisbury
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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