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 He was transported to a location where Brunswick police picked him up. cleveland, "Victim uses app to locate stolen phone: Middleburg Heights Police Blotter," 27 Nov. 2019 He was later transported to the coroner’s office where an autopsy is pending. Rosy Cordero, EW.com, "Hollywood restauranteur Harry Morton dies at 38," 24 Nov. 2019 He was transported to King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison following the shooting and then to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for further treatment. Madeline Mitchell, Cincinnati.com, "Police: Indiana man shot SWAT trooper during standoff, trooper transported to UC Medical Center," 23 Nov. 2019 When Nick and Noelle receive a special ticket to play Candyland, they are transported to a magically sweet world. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "40+ Christmas plays, shows, ballets and more to see around Louisville this holiday season," 22 Nov. 2019 He was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries but no suspects were immediately located. Zach Murdock, courant.com, "Waterbury man wanted in connection with shooting nearly runs over police officer during drug bust," 22 Nov. 2019 He was transported to the hospital, and is now in police custody. Josiah Bates, Time, "Two Detroit Police Officers Shot, One Killed While Responding to 'Home Invasion' Incident," 21 Nov. 2019 Because it was awkwardly placed in the drum in which it was transported, the body was moved to a new one. John Wisely, Detroit Free Press, "Move over 'The Irishman,' search for Jimmy Hoffa may have new lead," 21 Nov. 2019 He was transported to the hospital in serious but stable condition. Elizabeth Wolfe And Christina Walker, CNN, "In 46 weeks this year, there have been 45 school shootings," 19 Nov. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Uber Technologies and its rivals disrupted global transport, riding on a lack of regulation to drive exponential growth. Amy Thomson And Nate Lanxon, courant.com, "Uber’s London ban marks global backlash for ride-hailing giants," 27 Nov. 2019 Greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane released into the atmosphere through the production and transport of fossil fuels trap heat in Earth’s atmosphere and dramatically change our climate. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "Welp, the Latest UN Climate Change Report Sure Is Bleak," 26 Nov. 2019 Authorities alleged that Rodríguez-Ávila traveled to California and Texas to direct the transport of large quantities of cocaine, as much as $150,000 worth at a time, into Winchester and the region for distribution to sellers. Chris Kenning, courier-journal.com, "‘Right under your nose’: A Mexican cartel turned this rural area into a hidden cocaine hub," 25 Nov. 2019 Traveling to remote locations means that many families incur costs associated with lodging in addition to transport. Jill Mccorkel, The Conversation, "Mothers in prison aren’t likely to see their families this Thanksgiving – or any other day," 22 Nov. 2019 The left-of-center party is pledging higher public spending and a greater role for the state in housing, transport and the provision of utilities. NBC News, "Britain's Labour promises radical change if it wins election," 21 Nov. 2019 Permits from the environment department are required to own, breed, sell, transport, hunt, and euthanize lions. Nichole Sobecki, National Geographic, "Exclusive: Inside a controversial South African lion farm," 21 Nov. 2019 Cloud computing is also being adopted in critical sectors such as finance, energy, transport, and government services. Venkat Krishnapur, Quartz India, "India needs to be battle-ready for a war zone teeming with hackers and malware," 20 Nov. 2019 Nine other people were injured, the city's fire department said, five of whom were taken to the hospital and four of whom refused transport. Joe Sutton, CNN, "More than 20 people -- including police -- were injured in a Bronx apartment fire," 20 Nov. 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

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

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Last Updated

3 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Transport.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transported. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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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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