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

She was transported to LGH and pronounced dead a short time later. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "Death of Lawrence toddler in foster care investigated," 26 June 2019 American Special Operations forces helped transport Saudi and Yemeni forces during the operation and provided support for the raid, a U.S. defense official said. Jared Malsin, WSJ, "Saudis Say Yemeni Islamic State Leader Captured," 25 June 2019 BCR A Place to Grow will be allocated $12,068 for its transportation program, which will help transport 83 children and adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Anthony Clark Carpio, latimes.com, "Burbank allocates federal funds to several nonprofits," 20 June 2019 The ship had been transporting methanol from Saudi Arabia to Singapore. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Two Oil Tankers Attacked in the Middle East, U.S. Destroyer Rescues Crew," 13 June 2019 In the immediate aftermath of the shooting, one good Samaritan, a military serviceman, who was inside the complex of city buildings Friday afternoon, jumped into action to help transport the injured. David Shortell And Amanda Jackson, CNN, "These are some of the people who helped save others during the Virginia Beach shooting," 4 June 2019 Russia has been transporting oil in ice-class tankers for the past few years from a few small fields and offshore platforms in the Arctic to a pristine Norwegian fjord near Honningsvag. National Geographic, "See Russia’s massive new gas plant on the Arctic coast," 22 Mar. 2019 The military’s ability to help transport Border Patrol officials around the area in planes and helicopters is also highly valuable, as border enforcement officials don’t have all the necessary equipment. Alex Ward, Vox, "They can fly aircraft and lend support, but they can’t detain anybody — and more may be coming.," 31 Oct. 2018 Washington also dispatched aircraft to help transport burn victims to Florida and Texas. Fox News, "Search for Guatemala eruption victims halted as death toll hits 109," 2 Oct. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The plane was a smokejumper and transport plane and dropped the smokejumpers who died fighting the Mann Gulch Fire near Helena in 1949. USA TODAY, "Summer snow, yellow jacket super nests, laundered cat: News from around our 50 states," 26 June 2019 Yildirim has been a close ally of Erdogan’s throughout his career, holding posts like transport minister and prime minister and, most recently, president of Parliament. Carlotta Gall, BostonGlobe.com, "Turkey’s president looks headed for stinging defeat in Istanbul election redo," 23 June 2019 At the debate, Yildirim, a former transport minister, held up posters showing how Istanbul’s infrastructure had been remade since 1994, when Erdogan became mayor. Laura King, latimes.com, "Repeat election for Istanbul mayor is a key test for Turkey’s authoritarian-minded president," 22 June 2019 Four had to be airlifted to hospitals along with two family members, according to Carnival officials, and three of those injured came via a military transport plane to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Richard Tribou, orlandosentinel.com, "Carnival cruise passengers injured in Bahamas tour bus crash," 20 June 2019 In July 2018, a military cargo transport plane brought Elhassani and her children to Gary. Becky Jacobs, Post-Tribune, "Sister of woman accused of supporting ISIS shares her family's story: 'I've always been there for her'," 7 June 2019 Renaud remembers that morning, when wave after wave of C-47 transport planes roared above. NBC News, "'I never forget': How this Normandy town remembers the American sacrifice at D-Day 75 years on," 5 June 2019 In June 1965, an Air Force C-135 transport plane carrying Camp Pendleton Marines and a 12-man crew on their way to the war zone in Vietnam, crashed into a ridge shortly after taking off from the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. sandiegouniontribune.com, "June 26, 1945: Air crash kills Camp Pendleton Marines," 26 June 2018 In 1975, more than 130 people, most of them children, were killed when a U.S. Air Force transport plane evacuating Vietnamese orphans crash-landed shortly after takeoff from Saigon. azcentral, "AZ Memo: Is ICE arresting activists to silence them? Will Mexico help Trump by halting migrant caravan?," 4 Apr. 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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