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 First responders removed Ehabe and his son, Everett Ehabe, from the vehicle, and they were transported to a hospital, police said. Washington Post, "Local Digest: Frederick father arrested in connection with crash that killed toddler," 11 Jan. 2020 He was transported to Mexico City, where he was held during extradition hearings. Faith Karimi, CNN, "A serial killing suspect is returned to Dallas after nearly 17 years on the run," 10 Jan. 2020 She was transported to the hospital in critical condition. Tanya A. Christian, Essence, "Mississippi Woman Loses Baby On Day Of Her Shower After Being Hit By Drunk Driver," 8 Jan. 2020 He was transported to Hillcrest Hospital for evaluation. Joan Rusek, cleveland, "Horses attempt a break out on the freeway, one succeeds: Bainbridge Township police blotter," 7 Jan. 2020 As of Tuesday, Carter was in the Bulloch County jail, where he was transported on the Statesboro charge, and is awaiting extradition to Texas. Joshua Sharpe, ajc, "DNA test frees a man in Texas, implicates one in Georgia," 2 Jan. 2020 He was transported to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth, where he was pronounced dead, according to Middleborough police. BostonGlobe.com, "The incident is being investigated by Middleborough police and the Massachusetts Environmental Police.," 29 Dec. 2019 Every time Lauren walked into the apartment, she was transported back to the living room of her childhood. Greg Borowski, jsonline.com, "The Christmas Boxes: A story about love and loss, mothers and daughters," 20 Dec. 2019 Covington did not speak with the media after the event, because he was transported to the hospital for a broken jaw. Nolan King, MMA Junkie, "Colby Covington reacts to UFC 245 loss, calls out 'fake ref' Marc Goddard," 15 Dec. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Rangers train in close coordination with the Night Stalkers and their MH-60M Blackhawk and MH-47G Chinook helicopters, which would provide in-theater transport. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "All the U.S. Military Hardware Headed to the Middle East," 6 Jan. 2020 Oslo is working toward making its public transport entirely emission-free by 2028. Flavie Halais, Wired, "Cities Race to Slow Climate Change—and Improve Life for All," 1 Jan. 2020 The report said the fatal accident rate for large planes in commercial air transport fell to 0.18 fatal accidents per million flights in 2019 from 0.30 accidents per million flights in 2018. CBS News, "Air crash deaths globally fall by more than half in 2019," 1 Jan. 2020 Between May 2017 and January 2019, the group helped to conceal, transport and broker the contents of those footlockers. Chase Hunter, azcentral, "4 indicted in theft of lockers full of toy cars donated to Toys for Tots," 17 Dec. 2019 The pilot program would determine the least expensive, most energy-efficient way to accomplish the task, including mining, transport and distribution. Peter Fimrite, SFChronicle.com, "Could putting pebbles on beaches help solve climate change?," 16 Dec. 2019 The country’s new incoming government will be led by transport and communications minister, Sanna Marin. Kristen Bellstrom, Fortune, "What to Expect From Fortune’s MPW Next Gen 2019," 10 Dec. 2019 Marin has been the party’s vice chairwoman, a lawmaker since 2015 and served as until this week as the minster for transport and communications. USA TODAY, "Finland's Sanna Marin to become world's youngest prime minister at 34," 10 Dec. 2019 Let your imagination transport you to a land of dancing snowflakes and childhood dreams. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Things to do this week in Cincinnati: Dec. 24-29," 24 Dec. 2019

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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

Time Traveler

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

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Last Updated

15 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Transport.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transportable. Accessed 23 January 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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