transport

verb
trans·​port | \tran(t)s-ˈpȯrt, ˈtran(t)s-ˌpȯrt\
transported; transporting; transports

Definition of transport 

(Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to transfer or convey from one place to another transporting ions across a living membrane

2 : to carry away with strong and often intensely pleasant emotion

3 : to send to a penal colony overseas

transport

noun
trans·​port | \ˈtran(t)s-ˌpȯrt \

Definition of transport (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : an act or process of transporting : transportation

2a : a ship for carrying soldiers or military equipment

b : a vehicle (such as a truck or airplane) used to transport persons or goods

c : transportation sense 2

3 : strong or intensely pleasurable emotion transports of joy

4 : a transported convict

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Other Words from transport

Verb

transportability \ (ˌ)tran(t)s-​ˌpȯr-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē \ noun
transportable \ tran(t)s-​ˈpȯr-​tə-​bəl \ adjective

Choose the Right Synonym for transport

Verb

banish, exile, deport, transport mean to remove by authority from a state or country. banish implies compulsory removal from a country not necessarily one's own. banished for seditious activities exile may imply compulsory removal or an enforced or voluntary absence from one's own country. a writer who exiled himself for political reasons deport implies sending out of the country an alien who has illegally entered or whose presence is judged inimical to the public welfare. illegal aliens will be deported transport implies sending a convicted criminal to an overseas penal colony. a convict who was transported to Australia

Noun

ecstasy, rapture, transport mean intense exaltation of mind and feelings. ecstasy and rapture both suggest a state of trance or near immobility produced by an overpowering emotion. ecstasy may apply to any strong emotion (such as joy, fear, rage, adoration). religious ecstasy rapture usually implies intense bliss or beatitude. in speechless rapture transport applies to any powerful emotion that lifts one out of oneself and usually provokes vehement expression or frenzied action. in a transport of rage

Examples of transport in a Sentence

Verb

A van at the hotel transports guests to and from the airport. the cost of producing and transporting goods The melons are transported in large wooden crates. The illness was first transported across the ocean by European explorers. The movie transports us to a world of stunning beauty. While reading, I was transported back to the year 1492. He was transported for stealing.

Noun

the transport of manufactured goods I was left without transport when the car broke down. She relies on public transport.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Behind the structure, video transports the viewer to the border. Talia Richman, baltimoresun.com, "Erick Antonio Benitez named winner of 2018 Sondheim Artscape Prize," 15 July 2018 Sanchez Monroe Walker, 31, pleaded guilty to transporting an individual across state lines as part of his business, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri. Max Londberg, kansascity, "Missouri man pleads guilty to running prostitution business, feds say," 12 July 2018 Freight traffic is carried through the Channel Tunnel on trains that can transport 32 trucks at 90 miles an hour, crossing in 35 minutes—and carrying, last year, more than 1.6 million trucks. Jason Douglas, WSJ, "May’s Brexit Plan Comes Just in Time for Supply Chains," 11 July 2018 The huge tunnels would transport Sacramento River water 35 miles under the delta to the government pumping operations that send supplies south. Bettina Boxall, latimes.com, "Metropolitan Water District again approves delta tunnel funding," 11 July 2018 The helicopter transported two El Dorado County Sheriff's Office search and rescue volunteers into the area. David Caraccio, sacbee, "Here's the CHP rescue of woman hit by large boulder south of Lake Tahoe," 10 July 2018 Water transports nutrients, regulates body temperature, lubricates joints and internal organs, supports the structure of cells and tissues and preserves cardiovascular function. New York Times, "How to Meet Your Body’s Water Needs," 9 July 2018 Witnesses immediately transported the victim to Norton Audubon Hospital. Kate Talerico, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville man jailed after he allegedly shot a woman in the head," 8 July 2018 All three have been transported to Ben Taub Hospital. Ileana Najarro, Houston Chronicle, "3 injured in shooting in Third Ward," 8 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Lift it carefully by the root ball and transport it in a way that it’s not exposed to any highway wind. Neil Sperry, San Antonio Express-News, "Why do I have lawn runners and neighbors don’t?," 4 May 2018 Duplicate steel pillars are laid out in the grass around the main memorial, like caskets awaiting transport home after a war. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Alabama memorial captures the scale of racial terror in the U.S.," 3 May 2018 The shipping containers had been parked at a rail yard since February, awaiting transport to the Big Sky Environmental landfill in Adamsville, about 20 miles away in Jefferson County. Dennis Pillion, AL.com, "Last of the New York sewage sludge cars leaves Parrish," 19 Apr. 2018 Yellow fever nearly wiped out Memphis, Tenn., in the 1870s as urbanization and river transport brought infected people and mosquitoes together. Dan Strickman, Scientific American, "Buzz Kill: Our Best Weapons against Mosquitoes," 13 July 2018 Bamboo baskets are often thought of purely as functional objects: vessels that contain and transport food and household goods. Carolina A. Miranda, latimes.com, "Datebook: Shots of old Route 66, dreamlike paintings and garments fashioned from paper," 12 July 2018 Clark volunteered her motor home as emergency elk transport. Scott Craven, azcentral, "Born of tragedy, newborn elk triumphs thanks to kindness of strangers," 12 July 2018 Licenses were granted for four large grow operations in Chesaning, a dispensary and processor in Ann Arbor and a secure transport company out of Lansing. Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan awards first medical marijuana licenses," 12 July 2018 But Allied forces had bombed the train on April 27, mistaking it for a Nazi munitions transport, mistakenly killing 150 people near the village of Schwabhausen. Emanuella Grinberg, Smithsonian, "When a Bavarian Monastery Provided a Home to Jewish Refugees," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of transport

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for transport

Verb

Middle English, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French transporter, from Latin transportare, from trans- + portare to carry — more at fare

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More Definitions for transport

transport

verb

English Language Learners Definition of transport

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to carry (someone or something) from one place to another

: to cause (someone) to imagine that he or she is in a different place or time

: to cause (someone) to feel very happy, interested, or excited

transport

noun

English Language Learners Definition of transport (Entry 2 of 2)

: the act or process of moving people or things from one place to another

: a ship that is made for carrying soldiers or military equipment

: an airplane that is used to carry people or goods

transport

verb
trans·​port | \trans-ˈpȯrt \
transported; transporting

Kids Definition of transport

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to carry from one place to another

2 : to fill with delight The beautiful music transported me.

transport

noun
trans·​port | \ˈtrans-ˌpȯrt \

Kids Definition of transport (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : the act of carrying from one place to another : transportation

2 : a ship for carrying soldiers or military equipment

3 : a vehicle used to carry people or goods from one place to another

4 : a state of great joy or pleasure

transport

transitive verb
trans·​port | \tran(t)s-ˈpō(ə)rt, -ˈpȯ(ə)rt, ˈtran(t)s-ˌ \

Medical Definition of transport 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: to transfer or convey from one place to another mechanisms of transporting ions across a living membrane

transport

noun
trans·​port | \ˈtran(t)s-ˌpō(ə)rt, -ˌpȯ(ə)rt \

Medical Definition of transport (Entry 2 of 2)

: an act or process of transporting specifically : active transport

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