transport

verb
trans·​port | \ tran(t)s-ˈpȯrt How to pronounce transport (audio) , 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 How to pronounce transport (audio) \

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
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 How to pronounce transportability (audio) \ noun
transportable \ tran(t)s-​ˈpȯr-​tə-​bəl How to pronounce transportable (audio) \ 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

The result transports us into a child’s living head: who will play with jane see the cat goes meow-meow-meow come and play come play with jane the kitten will not play. The New Yorker, "Toni Morrison, Remembered By Writers," 10 Aug. 2019 Once the fire subsided, their neighbor drove his all-terrain vehicle and returned with an emergency crew that helped the couple and transported them to a firetruck. Washington Post, "Man dies in hospital; 2018 wildfire death toll rises to 86," 8 Aug. 2019 The deputy arrested Weber for DWI and transported him to the Morrison County Jail. Forum News Service, Twin Cities, "Central Minnesota school superintendent facing DWI charges," 8 Aug. 2019 Just because the scooters themselves don’t spew out carbon dioxide, doesn’t mean the process of making, charging, and transporting them is emission-free. Sigal Samuel, Vox, "We regret to inform you that scooters aren’t actually good for the environment," 8 Aug. 2019 Luckily, Yankee Candle feels the same way, which is why their newest Farmers Market Collection will transport you directly to your favorite time of the year (fall, obvi). Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Yankee Candle Has Officially Released Its Farmer's Market Collection, And I Am So Ready For Fall," 7 Aug. 2019 One of the victims died after first responders transported them from the scene. Pete Grieve, SFChronicle.com, "Two dead, two wounded in overnight shootings, stabbing in Oakland," 6 Aug. 2019 The crew hoisted her into the helicopter and transported her back to safety. oregonlive.com, "Coast Guard rescues stranded hikers in Oregon and Washington on Monday," 6 Aug. 2019 According to the news release, on Oct. 29, the three threatened and physically assaulted the woman in order to physically transport her from Federalsburg — in Maryland, east of the Chesapeake Bay, near the Delaware state line — to Laurel, Delaware. Catalina Righter, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Manchester man among three federally indicted on kidnapping, sex trafficking charges," 5 Aug. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

North Africa was a center of grain production, and Rome’s Third Augustan Legion was stationed in Thamugadi to protect the grain and its transport to Rome. Rubén Montoya, National Geographic, "The Sahara buried this ancient Roman city—preserving it for centuries," 30 July 2019 Three people injured on the scene also refused transport and were not immediately identified, according to the outlet. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, "Lightning Strikes Florida Beach Leaving 8 Injured: Report," 22 July 2019 But in countries such as the US, with more land to traverse and less reliable public transport connections, avoiding flying is a bit harder. Natasha Frost, Quartz, "If you care about your impact on the planet, you should stop flying," 3 July 2019 Loomo, for instance, is not only a companion but can also transform on command into a scooter for transport. Scientific American, "Social Robots Play Nicely with Others," 1 July 2019 According to CBS Boston, Sheriff deputies in Barnstable County assisted with her transport Wednesday, while Greig's family is anxiously awaiting her return. CBS News, "Whitey Bulger's girlfriend moved to halfway house in Massachusetts to serve out sentence," 20 June 2019 The driver of a Ford Focus refused transport to the hospital, a fire-rescue spokeswoman said. Stephen Ruiz, OrlandoSentinel.com, "No students aboard bus involved in crash with car, fire rescue says," 19 Apr. 2018 The last surviving inmate from the initial transport of Polish prisoners to the German Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz has died, officials at the camp's museum said Wednesday. Fox News, "Last surviving Polish inmate from first transport to Auschwitz dies," 24 July 2019 On Friday, the state Judicial Branch suspended the transport of prisoners to court appearances due to the extreme heat and decided to reschedule those court dates. Slade Rand, courant.com, "Stifling weather began Friday as state, local leaders geared up for even hotter Saturday temperatures," 19 July 2019

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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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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
literary : 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 How to pronounce transport (audio) \
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 How to pronounce transport (audio) \

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 How to pronounce transport (audio) \

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 How to pronounce transport (audio) \

Medical Definition of transport (Entry 2 of 2)

: an act or process of transporting specifically : active transport

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