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
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

The vehicle had been tested at low speed—which in this case meant up to 210mph—but anything faster had to wait for the car to be transported to the wide-open space chosen in South Africa for the real testing to begin. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Bad news for the 1,000mph car as Bloodhound SSC is shut down," 11 Dec. 2018 That HoloLens project also incorporated live actors who interacted with participants, but with Chained, Denton wanted to blend live performance with VR’s ability to transport audiences to wildly different locations and environments. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "Chained mixes virtual reality and live actors to tell a dark Christmas tale," 5 Dec. 2018 For those heading back to school, that means an easy way to transport your stuff back and forth from the communal dorm bathroom. Maria Cassano, Allure, "The 15 Best Shower Organizers You Can Get Online Right Now," 5 Aug. 2018 The other vehicle was a 2003 Jeep Liberty used by the chief mechanic for the water and wastewater treatment plant to get to and from job sites and to transport parts, tools and materials for repairs and replacements. Erika Butler, The Aegis, "Trash Toters distribution costs Aberdeen more than expected," 28 June 2018 The video shows the pair first in a classic home-video setting before transporting their moves to the streets of Burbank, California (through a very timely kaleidoscope transition). Sara Delgado, Teen Vogue, "Teenage Noah Centineo Dressed Up as Batman and Danced to Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend"," 18 Dec. 2018 Today, despite being fifty years old, this frankenplane can still transport monstrous cargo, even outmatching the C-5 Galaxy by volume. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, "Why the Super Guppy Is Such a Badass Plane," 17 Dec. 2018 And, to be clear, a reversible bracelet of diamonds and lacquer is much more easily transported between houses. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "Inside the Inspiration for Chanel's New Fine Jewelry Collection," 13 Dec. 2018 But the winner is Serena van der Woodsen, a canonically stylish teenager who has been somehow transported to a Hunger Games-style Old West Saloon and back in the space of a few hours. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, "Every Single Episode of Gossip Girl, Ranked," 19 Sep. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

On the returning transport many of them required physical restraint if there was any test firing. Johnny Miller, San Francisco Chronicle, "Copter pilot faulted in crash that killed Bill Graham," 2 May 2018 No amphibious transport submarines were ever built. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The USSR Planned a Super Sub That Launched Rockets and Delivered Tanks," 27 Dec. 2018 Decarbonizing transportation will involve radically accelerating the spread of electric vehicles, possibly by banning gasoline and diesel vehicle sales by 2030, and figuring out what to do with aviation and heavy transport. David Roberts, Vox, "The Green New Deal, explained," 21 Dec. 2018 The shooter claimed in his social media posts that Jews were helping transport members of the migrant caravan. Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, "The Week in Washington: “There’s No Proof of Anything”," 28 Oct. 2018 The company also doesn’t sell fresh-food products, which are more difficult to store and transport but need to be purchased more frequently. Rani Molla, Recode, "Brandless wants to create the next great consumer packaged goods brand — but it hasn’t built customer loyalty yet," 18 Oct. 2018 Clearly, Glow Ahead is one of the most transport-friendly face oils ever. Sophie Wirt, Allure, "Exclusive: Wander Beauty Launches Glow Ahead, Its First-Ever Facial Oil," 17 July 2018 Housing developments have outpaced infrastructure, leading to dormitory suburbs, whose residents commute daily but enjoy few services, amenities, and transport links. Michael Taylor, The Christian Science Monitor, "Won't you be my neighbor: Melbourne experiments with community-led housing," 11 July 2018 The father and minor boarded the second transport at approximately 4:30AM. Aaron Rupar, Vox, "Migrant girl dies in Border Patrol’s custody," 15 Dec. 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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