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

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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 durable cart can transport up to 100 pounds and its wheels glide smoothly over sand, grass, pavement, boardwalk, and more. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Southern Living, "This Beach Chair Converts Into a Wagon and Cart," 1 July 2020 Parents/guardians are encouraged to transport their students to school. Arika Herron, The Indianapolis Star, "Central Indiana schools release district-specific COVID-19 plans for fall," 11 July 2020 Parma uses 100 school buses to transport 3,500 students each day. Peter Krouse, cleveland, "Can school buses safely transport children during coronavirus pandemic?," 10 July 2020 Medina was unconscious when the helicopter arrived to transport him to a nearby hospital. Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, "California man hiking in Juneau died after sliding from cliff, troopers say," 9 July 2020 Transferring patients increases the risk of coronavirus exposure for the health-care workers who transport them and for the workers and patients at the receiving hospitals. Gregory Scruggs, Washington Post, "Coronavirus forces economic reckoning in central Washington’s cherry country," 9 July 2020 The district already paid to transport students to St. Gabriel, a Catholic school run by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, located in the Friess Lake district. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "U.S. Supreme Court orders reconsideration of Catholic school busing case from Washington County," 8 July 2020 Crews are expected to transport it away from Columbus Park as early as Wednesday. Joshua Fechter, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio to remove Christopher Columbus statue before deciding its permanent fate in August," 30 June 2020 In comparison, the school’s conventional lift managed to transport only 10 students in the same amount of time. Anne Quito, Quartz at Work, "Covid-19 is a problem for elevators. Is the paternoster lift the solution?," 18 June 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun During the transport, the man had a medical emergency, and officers attempted life-saving measures. Helena Wegner, The Arizona Republic, "Coconino County inmate dies after refusing medical treatment," 1 Aug. 2020 Kohl's shoppers were even bigger fans, giving it an average 4.4-star rating and praising its convenient remote control and carrying handle for easy room-to-room transport. Isabelle Kagan, USA TODAY, "Here's where you can find the best cooling fans on sale," 31 July 2020 Are trains really the most relaxing means of transport? Clark Collis, EW.com, "Snowpiercer EP teases season 1 finale and a possible season 3," 12 July 2020 Also, the grains tend to rub against one another in the sack during transport. cleveland, "How to make a perfect pot of rice in a saucepan, Instant Pot or automatic cooker," 29 June 2020 Under lockdown restrictions in England, groups are limited to six people and people are advised to avoid public transport whenever possible. BostonGlobe.com, "Perfect storm: Mass gatherings in England stoke concerns," 26 June 2020 The car becomes a hearse, a space of ritual transport into the next life. Elizabeth Alexander, The New Yorker, "The Trayvon Generation," 15 June 2020 Maintaining social distancing and the compulsory wearing of masks on all forms of transport as well as new rules for the operating of hotels and restaurants are all part of the mix. Paul Tugwell, Bloomberg.com, "Greece Beat the Coronavirus. Can Tourists Now Save Its Economy?," 14 June 2020 The sudden loss of income and the shutdown of public transport forced huge numbers to leave the cities for their distant homes on foot. Alia Allana, The Atlantic, "One Biscuit, a Billion Stories," 13 June 2020

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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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Time Traveler for transport

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The first known use of transport was in the 14th century

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Last Updated

4 Aug 2020

Cite this Entry

“Transport.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transport. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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More Definitions for transport

transport

verb
How to pronounce transport (audio)

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
How to pronounce transport (audio)

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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