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 pieces that were saved from the incident will be transported and stored at another important Paris landmark, the Louvre Museum, as the church prepares for restoration. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Here Are All Of The Precious Artifacts Saved From the Notre Dame Fire," 17 Apr. 2019 Salemme's trial transported jurors back to a time when the Mafia was a feared and powerful force in Boston and its environs. Fox News, "Ex-Mafia boss 'Cadillac Frank' sentenced to life in prison," 13 Sep. 2018 At the other extreme of the country from the mountain peaks of Ladakh are the low-lying Andaman and Nicobar Islands where voting machines were transported by various seafaring vessels for Thursday’s vote. Amrit Dhillon, The Seattle Times, "Poll workers journey to reach India’s most remote voters," 14 Apr. 2019 Though no cars can reach the rifugios, the duffel magically appears at each inn, transported by staff via chair lift or snowcat. Amy Tara Koch, Vogue, "The Slopes Less Taken: Going on a Ski Safari in the Dolomites," 7 Mar. 2019 Garry Kerr worked on the man for 20 minutes before paramedics arrived and he was transported by helicopter to the hospital. Tod Leonard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "On first golf trip to States, English boy and father recount saving man's life on course," 11 July 2018 The adult was airlifted to Memorial Regional Hospital and the child was transported by ground, CBS Miami reports. CBS News, "Florida driver reaching for phone kills 2 horses and injures riders, police say," 9 July 2018 The driver in the flipped car sustained minor injuries and was transported by emergency medical personnel to the Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital. Victoria Cheyne, Houston Chronicle, "Car flips, crashes into toll both in NW Harris County," 7 July 2018 The crash happened just after 12:30 p.m. The teenagers were transported by ambulance to ProMedica Toledo Hospital, where they were pronounced dead. Ann Zaniewski, Detroit Free Press, "2 teens struck by pickup, killed in Monroe County," 4 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Simply delivering recyclables to a sorting facility requires a transport infrastructure that completely parallels one that handles non-recyclable trash. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Bikes, bowling balls, and the delicate balancing act that is modern recycling," 31 Dec. 2018 But the roughly 7,000 troops at the border now can only improve walls and infrastructure, work in offices, transport border officials in aircraft, and offer medical help — little more. Alex Ward, Vox, "The Pentagon is resisting Trump’s most controversial military requests for the border," 5 Nov. 2018 Today, major tenants include Foley Carrier Services, an adviser to the transport industry; JCJ Architecture; and the Capitol Region Education Council. Kenneth R. Gosselin, courant.com, "Renovations Begin In Last Major Structure At Hartford's Colt Complex," 11 July 2018 At midnight on June 6, they were loaded into C-47 transport planes. Jim Morrill, charlotteobserver, "NC paratrooper 'defeated Nazism, liberated Europe' in all of war's major combat jumps," 10 July 2018 The driver of the transport truck was taken into custody but later released. Chris Chavez, SI.com, "Saskatchewan Police Make Arrest In Humboldt Broncos Bus Crash That Killed 16 People," 6 July 2018 Poland has 152,000 vacancies, with construction, IT and transport firms most in need. The Economist, "Central Europe’s Goldilocks economies," 5 July 2018 MedjetThe medical transport company is reprising its sale with $50 off individual annual memberships/$75 off annual family memberships. Bridget Hallinan, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Cyber Monday Travel Deals of 2018," 26 Nov. 2018 Most research on the cause of this interesting climate event has focused on mechanisms that could disrupt Atlantic Ocean circulation and halt its heat transport—roughly the plot of The Day After Tomorrow. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "Huge, previously unknown impact crater found beneath Greenland’s ice," 18 Nov. 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
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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