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 transport (audio) \ noun
transportable \ tran(t)s-​ˈpȯr-​tə-​bəl How to pronounce transport (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 But with the arrival of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon and the likely certification of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner being used to transport astronauts, spots on the Russian spacecraft will open up again. Richard Tribou, orlandosentinel.com, "20 years since Dennis Tito, companies line up to launch tourists in space," 28 Apr. 2021 The decision to file for bankruptcy comes after Boeing and GDC sued each other earlier this month over their business dealings in building two new Air Force One aircraft, which would be used to transport the U.S. president. Aisha Al-muslim, WSJ, "Air Force One Supplier GDC Technics Files for Bankruptcy," 27 Apr. 2021 According to the indictment, Didani’s drug organization used private planes and commercial containers to transport cocaine across Europe, where the coke was seized by law enforcement. Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press, "Feds: Grosse Pointe man bankrolled kingpin's cocaine submarine ring," 22 Apr. 2021 In Brazil, which has the second-highest death toll in the world after the U.S., Sao Paulo has started night burials to cope with demand, and school vans have been used to transport coffins. Vanessa Gera, chicagotribune.com, "No region in the world is spared as COVID-19 cases, deaths surge: ‘The mutant form of the virus is causing more harm’," 9 Apr. 2021 They’ve only been used to transport goods with non-hazardous materials. BostonGlobe.com, "An affordable housing or home-office solution? Shipping containers," 5 Apr. 2021 Both times, the smugglers had used hair curlers to transport the birds. Michael Bartiromo, Fox News, "Officials at JFK airport catch passenger smuggling 29 live finches hidden inside hair rollers," 1 Apr. 2021 In the first method, the scientists measured the density of the small veins that the leaves once used to transport nutrients to and from the rest of the plant. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, "How the Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Spurred the Evolution of the Modern Rainforest," 1 Apr. 2021 The deal was not only embarrassing but also dangerous, since the Russian rockets used to transport American astronauts were built with faulty metal that has since been recalled by Moscow. Andrew Follett, National Review, "Bernie’s Lost on Space," 28 Mar. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun But for those who don’t want to have to drive on the left or depend on public transport (like me), the most practical and carefree way to explore the island is to have someone drive you, who knows the island and its history. Margie Goldsmith, Forbes, "Escape To Becalmed Bermuda," 12 May 2021 Masks have become compulsory in the greater Sydney area in all public indoor venues and on public transport from late Thursday and visitors to homes in Australia's largest city have been capped at 20. Rod Mcguirk, Star Tribune, "Australian COVID-19 travel restrictions challenged in court," 5 May 2021 Therefore, Zebra’s focus would be on transport shorter than 15 miles. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, "This Phoenix e-bike company wants to eliminate 100 million car rides in 5 years," 22 Apr. 2021 Last week the German state of Bavaria mandated that citizens use FFP2 masks when shopping in stores and traveling on public transport. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Covid-19 masks: Which mask is best for you, and when to use it," 21 Apr. 2021 Masks are required on all public transport at this time. NBC News, "Covid travel tracker: Which countries are allowing visitors from the U.S.?," 29 Mar. 2021 Throughout the thick of the Southern Hemisphere's summer, crowds gathered and people boarded public transport in droves as mayors and governors relaxed the restrictions on activity that Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro fervently opposes. BostonGlobe.com, "Brazil backs away from the virus brink as deaths top 400,000," 30 Apr. 2021 Wildlife importers are required to secure a valid permit to transport animals into the country. NBC News, "Man nabbed at JFK Airport with 35 birds hidden in his clothing, officials say," 29 Apr. 2021 More than a billion people around the world have been waiting for the J&J vaccine — a cheap, easy-to-transport, one-dose injection that reduces the risk from COVID-19. Melody Petersen Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Coronavirus Today: California encourages vaccine “passports,” just not by name," 19 Apr. 2021

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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

13 May 2021

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“Transport.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transport. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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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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