commute

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1com·mute

verb \kə-ˈmyüt\

: to travel regularly to and from a place and especially between where you live and where you work

law : to change (a punishment) to a less severe one

com·mut·edcom·mut·ing

Full Definition of COMMUTE

transitive verb
1
a :  change, alter
b :  to give in exchange for another :  exchange
2
:  to convert (as a payment) into another form
3
:  to change (a penalty) to another less severe <commute a death sentence to life in prison>
4
:  commutate
intransitive verb
2
:  to pay in gross
3
:  to travel back and forth regularly (as between a suburb and a city)
4
:  to yield the same mathematical result regardless of order —used of two elements undergoing an operation or of two operations on elements
com·mut·able \-ˈmyü-tə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of COMMUTE

  1. He commutes to work every day by train.
  2. She commutes 400 miles a week.
  3. The judge commuted his death sentence to life imprisonment.

Origin of COMMUTE

Middle English, from Latin commutare to change, exchange, from com- + mutare to change — more at mutable
First Known Use: 15th century

2commute

noun

: the journey that you make when you travel to or from a place that you go to regularly (such as the place where you work)

Full Definition of COMMUTE

1
:  an act or an instance of commuting
2
:  the distance covered in commuting <a long commute>

First Known Use of COMMUTE

1954

Other Transportation Terms

camber, corduroy, demurrage, milestone

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