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

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

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 In September, his wife Kate Middleton met and paid tribute to some of the RAF crews who were among the service members who helped transport thousands of Afghans to the U.K. in the wake of the Taliban takeover of the country. Simon Perry, PEOPLE.com, 30 Nov. 2021 Last month, for example, a customer having trouble getting cargo from the Port of Los Angeles asked TECMA to transport the goods in its trucks. Los Angeles Times, 18 Nov. 2021 Last month, for example, a customer having trouble getting cargo from the Port of Los Angeles asked TECMA to transport the goods in its trucks. Tribune News Service, al, 18 Nov. 2021 Ammonia may also play a key role in the future as carrier of hydrogen, since the gas is notoriously expensive to transport in its pure form. Forbes, 22 Oct. 2021 University of Illinois, which developed the SHIELD virus test, has agreed to provide staffing, materials and people to transport the saliva samples in order to assist the district, Bridges said. Rafael Guerrero, chicagotribune.com, 5 Oct. 2021 A week before the coup, women in one mining town blocked a railway used to transport bauxite in protest. Washington Post, 7 Sep. 2021 Although Rimowa was founded in 1898 making hardwearing wooden travel cases, the brand changed the luggage game in 1937 with its first aluminum trunk, giving travelers a luxurious new way to transport their travel essentials in style. Madeline Diamond, Travel + Leisure, 31 Aug. 2021 Adults age 21 and over may smoke pot and can transport up to five ounces in a locked glove box or trunk. Jesse Leavenworth, courant.com, 25 Aug. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Small numbers of Russian paratrooper units landed at an airbase in Kazakhstan, with Russian state media showing the soldiers disembarking from transport planes and off-loading armored vehicles. Patrick Reevell, ABC News, 6 Jan. 2022 This surge in transport costs has hit lower-value goods hardest and made quick restocking all the more of a challenge. Tunku Varadarajan, WSJ, 17 Dec. 2021 High energy prices also seep into bread and pasta production through transport costs and electricity use, which could eventually affect store prices. The Christian Science Monitor, 19 Oct. 2021 High energy prices also seep into bread and pasta production through transport costs and electricity use, which could eventually affect store prices. Anchorage Daily News, 19 Oct. 2021 But the increase in cotton prices could send that notably higher, especially when transport costs are factored in, beyond the raw goods prices. Chris Morris, Fortune, 5 Oct. 2021 Supermarket consortiums say pressures from rising transport costs, labor shortages and commodity costs are already pushing prices higher and will likely continue to do so. New York Times, 4 Oct. 2021 To avoid being grounded, barges are running with lighter loads, causing transport costs to surge by as much as 25 percent and transit times to triple. Washington Post, 24 Sep. 2021 Tanks and three Hercules transport planes appear in later scenes. John Hopewell, Variety, 13 Sep. 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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13 Jan 2022

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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
: 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 : transportation
: 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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