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 aim of the KIDDO collection has always been to entice viewers and transport them to a place of childlike wonder. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "New Ravenna's KIDDO Collection Is the Most Enchanting Tile You'll Ever See," 26 Mar. 2019 Get your flower crowns and crop tops ready, because @jake_dupree is transporting us to Coachella on Today IRL! Erika Trombley, Seventeen, "Winner of "The Voice" Brynn Cartelli Dishes On What It's Like to Be On Tour with Kelly Clarkson," 25 Mar. 2019 Set in the dystopian future of 2027 where women are now infertile, Theo (Owen) meets a pregnant woman and is forced to try to safely transport her to sanctuary. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Who Is Roma Director Alfonso Cuarón? You've Definitely Seen His Incredible Movies," 23 Feb. 2019 Camp Bounds didn’t have room to keep immigrants in custody, and had only one bus to transport them. Dara Lind, Vox, "The death of 7-year-old Jakelin Caal Maquin in Border Patrol custody isn’t an isolated outrage," 18 Dec. 2018 Keep these special items separate from your moving boxes and make a plan for transporting them by hand or via a trackable shipping service with insurance. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "Follow This Weekly Moving Checklist for a Smooth, Stress-Free Transition," 5 Dec. 2018 Unlike other boats on the Mekong, the Gypsy has just two cabins and is ideal for two couples or a small family, a floating villa transporting you slowly between the anchors of the region. David Amsden, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Bespoke River Cruise Through the Golden Triangle," 19 Nov. 2018 The Royal Mummies will eventually be transported here from the Egyptian Museum and become NMEC’s main draw, the way Tut will be for GEM. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "Can Egypt Convince the World That It Is Starting Over?," 19 Mar. 2019 Hang says this allows for lower energy consumption, have an easier time transporting heavier payloads, and allow things like taking hardware to workers without having to hover once there. John Wenz, Popular Mechanics, "Clever New Landing Gear Allow Drones To Set Down Like Birds or Bats," 13 Mar. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

But that doesn’t necessarily fix the problem if their lungs can’t properly inhale, exhale, or transport oxygen and carbon dioxide through their respiratory system. Korin Miller, SELF, "How Does Cancer Actually Kill Someone?," 15 Mar. 2019 Executives from both yards say LNG transport is the single bright point in an otherwise depressed shipbuilding industry. Costas Paris, WSJ, "Shipping Companies Banking on Gas Carriers as LNG Demand Grows," 14 Mar. 2019 Despite their rough introduction, scooters offer the potential for an accessible, car-free, and sustainable mode of transport. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The weirdest places we found scooters in 2018," 21 Dec. 2018 In this end game of our long exploration of our planet, the remaining unvisited destinations required the invention of new modes of transport. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Read an excerpt from Kim Stanley Robinson’s next book," 18 Oct. 2018 Establishing a set of best practices (and actually following them) would go a long way toward smoothing out the tensions between different modes of transport and solving the safety issues around scooters. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Electric scooters’ sudden invasion of American cities, explained," 7 Sep. 2018 Monorail Wikimedia Commons The second mode of transport to be used by E.P.C.O.T. denizens was a high speed system of monorails. Thomas Harlander, Los Angeles Magazine, "Will L.A. Become a Disneyland-esque Mass Transit Utopia?," 25 June 2018 Travel—whether solo or with a partner—is about discovering locales that inspire, awe, and transport you. Nicola Fumo, Town & Country, "What to Pack for an Irish Getaway," 4 Mar. 2019 South Korean officials say better transport would greatly improve North Korea’s economy by facilitating trade and tourism. Kim Tong-hyung, BostonGlobe.com, "Koreas agree to study ways to improve North’s railways," 27 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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More Definitions for transport

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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