tele·​port ˈte-lə-ˌpȯrt How to pronounce teleport (audio)
teleported; teleporting; teleports

transitive verb

: to transfer by teleportation

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The telethon started with a (mostly serious) comedy bit in which drag performer Kelly Mantle surprised Ginger Minj by teleporting in from a dystopian future in which the far-right had succeeded in exactly those aims. Degen Pener, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 May 2023 Studying wormholes through the gravitational lens has uncovered new ways to teleport quantum information, raising hopes that such quantum experiments might someday go in the other direction and probe quantum gravity in the lab. Charlie Wood, Quanta Magazine, 23 Mar. 2023 After a flat second quarter and a four-point halftime deficit, the Eagles came out with customary ferocity in the third quarter, swarming as Smith teleported into passing lanes and scored seven straight Etiwanda points off solely layups. Luca Evans, Los Angeles Times, 11 Mar. 2023 Why can’t people teleport? Angela Watercutter, Wired, 20 Dec. 2021 China is worried because bitcoin gives its citizens the freedom to teleport their wealth around the world instantly at the click of a button – side-stepping the short-sighted, arbitrary capital restrictions that Beijing is no doubt planning in response to the Evergrande debacle. Martin Leo Rivers, Forbes, 25 Sep. 2021 No more than that woman who is 1 km away could suddenly teleport and knock you off your feet. Corey S. Powell, Discover Magazine, 30 Apr. 2020 The group spent a few years planning the experiment, and then over a couple of months in the midst of the pandemic Katiyar arranged to teleport energy between two carbon atoms playing the roles of Alice and Bob. Tara C. Smith, Quanta Magazine, 23 Feb. 2023 Inside IBM’s quantum computer, Ikeda was only able to teleport energy over distances roughly the size of a computer chip. The Physics Arxiv Blog, Discover Magazine, 16 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History


back-formation from teleportation

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of teleport was in 1931

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“Teleport.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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