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 Homing pigeons played a pivotal role in military communications during World War I. As Mike Dash reported for Smithsonian magazine in 2012, the birds required little food, were easy to transport and could fly as fast as 60 miles per hour. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, "A Carrier Pigeon’s Military Message Was Delivered a Century Too Late," 13 Nov. 2020 Vegan Pumpkin Pie With Coconut Cream (with molasses and pureed pecans!); Pumpkin-Caramel Tart With Toasted Hazelnut Crust (featuring a short bake time and a press-in crust); Pumpkin Hazelnut Bars (easier to transport than a pie). Washington Post, "Our best Thanksgiving dessert recipes, starring pumpkin, apples, pecans, sweet potatoes and cranberries," 13 Nov. 2020 The larvae kill ash trees by burrowing into them to feed on bark and, fatally, the thin, pipelike tissues that transport water and nutrients. Gabriel Popkin, Science | AAAS, "Can an ambitious breeding effort save North America’s ash trees?," 12 Nov. 2020 As a result, cities like Milwaukee and Green Bay that transport their ballots to a central location for counting did not finish tabulating absentee results until 2 to 4 a.m. Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Ballot clerks asked for help. Lawmakers didn't act. Disinformation followed.," 9 Nov. 2020 Each mission will last 10 days and will involve untethered, eight- to 10-hour, 5-crewmember submersible dives that will transport citizen scientists and explorers to the wreck-site, according to OceanGate. Ann W. Schmidt, Fox News, "Tourists can visit Titanic wreckage for $125G starting in 2021," 7 Nov. 2020 Invest in one of these portable tripods, which are super lightweight, easy to transport, and seamless to set up. Popsci Commerce Team, Popular Science, "The best mini tripods for capturing high-quality photos and video," 6 Oct. 2020 Make the border safer, easier to cross and transport individuals in commerce. William A. Virchis, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Commentary: An open letter to all the politicians who will be in office after the election," 30 Oct. 2020 Food banks are typically 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that warehouse, organize and transport food to local pantries and programs, that will, in turn, distribute the groceries. Bonnie Mccarthy, Los Angeles Times, "Food insecurity: If you need help or want to help others, we’ve got resources," 30 Oct. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Urban nature conservation efforts coupled with a commitment to sustainable transport—a large part of the population travels by bicycle or tram—earned Vitoria-Gasteiz the title of European Green Capital in 2012. Melissa Findley, National Geographic, "Destinations on the rise for 2021," 20 Nov. 2020 As Mando jets back to civilization, Greef, Mythrol, and Cara flee in a troop transport. Alex Kane, USA TODAY, "The Mandalorian recap: 'The Siege'," 20 Nov. 2020 The company has installed a filtration system and clear plastic shields on its transport. Washington Post, "NYC for the holidays: The city’s classic traditions have been tweaked for the times," 19 Nov. 2020 And manufacturing, transport and immunization will have to go seamlessly not once, but twice, because the regimen requires a booster shot to offer full protection. Carolyn Y. Johnson, Anchorage Daily News, "A vial, a vaccine and hopes for slowing a pandemic — how a shot comes to be," 18 Nov. 2020 Most notably, Italian and German forces, which rely on American transport and protection for their missions in northern and western Afghanistan, would have a decision about whether to scale back their operations as well. New York Times, "U.S. Troops Are Packing Up, Ready or Not," 17 Nov. 2020 Life during wartime was hard enough, as the city was flooded with refugees and soldiers, business and transport came to a halt, and food was in short supply. Sara Lipton, The New York Review of Books, "Life, Death, and the Levys," 17 Nov. 2020 But social activists say these efforts have not fully percolated down in several districts, due to Covid-19 fatigue of the workforce as well as continuing disruptions to transport and mobility. Priya Ranjan Sahu, Quartz India, "In one Indian state, Covid-19 has led to a spike in the number of child marriages," 16 Nov. 2020 The government of Ontario is contesting Michigan’s actions, arguing the shutdown of Line 5 will put over 4,900 jobs at risk and increase reliance on truck, rail and marine transport of oil between Canada and the U.S. Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner, "Daily on Energy: Trump looks to beat Biden with fast oil lease sale in Arctic refuge," 16 Nov. 2020

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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

20 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

“Transport.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transport. Accessed 24 Nov. 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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