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

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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

Mish Phillips, the Australian athlete who met the players after the incident, said the players told her that they were left stranded on the side of the highway and had to be rescued by police who transported them to their hotel. Randy Tucker, Cincinnati.com, "Colombian ultimate Frisbee players headed to Cincinnati were kicked off Greyhound for speaking Spanish. Greyhound says otherwise.," 13 July 2018 Crews were working to transport them by helicopter out of the canyon. Washington Post, "Flooding forces 200 evacuations near Grand Canyon waterfalls," 12 July 2018 The injured hiker was taken to Strawberry where Lake Valley Fire transported her to Barton Hospital. David Caraccio, sacbee, "Here's the CHP rescue of woman hit by large boulder south of Lake Tahoe," 10 July 2018 Staff immediately transported it to the Aquarium’s Wildlife Rescue Center. Alex Park, Houston Chronicle, "Critically endangered sea turtle species now at Texas State Aquarium," 5 July 2018 Police were called to the scene at 12:04 a.m. Thursday to investigate reports of a shooting, found the victim unresponsive and transported him to Temple University Hospital. Katherine Nails, Philly.com, "2 dead, 9 injured in Philly shootings," 5 July 2018 All the old trains no longer in use transport me back to an imaginary time. Mosha Lundström Halbert, Vogue, "The Kenyan Cool Girl’s Guide to Nairobi," 2 July 2018 Anchorage police arrested Vos on a warrant for first-degree murder, then transported him to a hospital and then jail. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, "Anchorage police capture Fairbanks man charged with murder," 2 July 2018 However, locating the proper equipment and figuring out how to transport it to the rugged mountaintop has proved difficult. Richard C. Paddock, BostonGlobe.com, "Thailand cave rescue effort to continue, prime minister tells families," 29 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Finding clean fuel for planes, ships, and other forms of transport hard to plug into a clean energy grid remains one of the biggest challenges for reducing climate changing emissions. Munyaradzi Makoni, The Christian Science Monitor, "South African planes may soon fly on waste plants," 27 June 2018 It was created as a solution to the previous methods of transport, showing progression by disrupting the norm. Iman Hariri-kia, Teen Vogue, "2 Sisters From Saudi Arabia Tell Us the Importance of Lifting the Driving Ban," 24 June 2018 The firms that have the broadest offering—those able to provide access to all kinds of modes of transport—are most likely to win. The Economist, "How two-wheelers are weaving their way into urban transport," 21 June 2018 Or — our favorite mode of Taste of Adams Avenue transport — catch the complimentary trolleys along the route. Michele Parente, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Taste of Adams Avenue: San Diego's hippest culinary jaunt," 21 June 2018 The 15,000-ton ships, configured largely to house and transport four LCACs, are nearing the end of their service life, Navy developers say. Kris Osborn, Fox News, "Navy pushes for more amphibious assault ships," 13 July 2018 Arizona politicians held a press conference outside of a facility where migrant children were allegedly taken while awaiting transport. Agnel Philip, azcentral, "What we know (and don't) about the unlicensed Phoenix facility where migrant kids were held," 10 July 2018 After showing no interest in wheeled transport of any kind for his first 15-plus years, our terrier-mix dog, Como, suddenly began taking exception to street surfers. Steven Winn, SFChronicle.com, "A loving family remembers the zeitgeist of Como the dog," 2 July 2018 These sides are easy to put together and transport. Alysha Witwicki, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "What to bring? These side dishes are always welcome at a summer picnic," 29 June 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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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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