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transport

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verb trans·port \tran(t)s-ˈpȯrt, ˈtran(t)s-ˌpȯrt\

Definition of transport

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to transfer or convey from one place to another transporting ions across a living membrane

  3. 2 :  to carry away with strong and often intensely pleasant emotion

  4. 3 :  to send to a penal colony overseas

transportability

play \(ˌ)tran(t)s-ˌpȯr-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

transportable

play \tran(t)s-ˈpȯr-tə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of transport in a Sentence

  1. A van at the hotel transports guests to and from the airport.

  2. the cost of producing and transporting goods

  3. The melons are transported in large wooden crates.

  4. The illness was first transported across the ocean by European explorers.

  5. The movie transports us to a world of stunning beauty.

  6. While reading, I was transported back to the year 1492.

  7. He was transported for stealing.

Origin and Etymology of transport

Middle English, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French transporter, from Latin transportare, from trans- + portare to carry — more at fare

Synonym Discussion of transport

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

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transport

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noun trans·port \ˈtran(t)s-ˌpȯrt\

Definition of transport

  1. 1 :  an act or process of transporting :  transportation

  2. 2a :  a ship for carrying soldiers or military equipmentb :  a vehicle (such as a truck or airplane) used to transport persons or goodsc :  transportation 2

  3. 3 :  strong or intensely pleasurable emotion transports of joy

  4. 4 :  a transported convict

Examples of transport in a Sentence

  1. the transport of manufactured goods

  2. I was left without transport when the car broke down.

  3. She relies on public transport.

Recent Examples of transport from the Web

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First Known Use of transport

1611

Synonym Discussion of transport

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

TRANSPORT Defined for English Language Learners

transport

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Definition of transport for English Language Learners

  • : 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

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Definition of transport for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

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transport

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verb trans·port \trans-ˈpȯrt\

Definition of transport for Students

transported

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transporting

  1. 1 :  to carry from one place to another

  2. 2 :  to fill with delight The beautiful music transported me.


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transport

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noun trans·port \ˈtrans-ˌpȯrt\

Definition of transport for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of carrying from one place to another :  transportation

  2. 2 :  a ship for carrying soldiers or military equipment

  3. 3 :  a vehicle used to carry people or goods from one place to another

  4. 4 :  a state of great joy or pleasure


Medical Dictionary

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transport

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transitive verb trans·port \tran(t)s-ˈpō(ə)rt, -ˈpȯ(ə)rt, ˈtran(t)s-ˌ\

Medical Definition of transport

  1. :  to transfer or convey from one place to another mechanisms of transporting ions across a living membrane


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transport

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noun trans·port \ˈtran(t)s-ˌpō(ə)rt, -ˌpȯ(ə)rt\

Medical Definition of transport

  1. :  an act or process of transporting; specifically :  active transport



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