transport

verb
trans·​port | \ tran(t)s-ˈpȯrt , 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 \

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 \ noun
transportable \ tran(t)s-​ˈpȯr-​tə-​bəl \ 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

Doctors transported Amy to Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis, with Shannon following by ambulance. Amy Paturel, Good Housekeeping, "When People Ask Me How Many Children I Have, I Don't Know What to Say," 26 Dec. 2018 Layla’s hug had transported all of us outside of the formalities and legalities of the immigration process. Lauren Blodgett, Glamour, "I Represent Migrant Children in Immigration Court. This Is What It's Like.," 26 July 2018 Airlines this week also asked the government to not use their planes to transport immigrant children separated from their parents. Jack Nicas, New York Times, "The Week in Tech: Silicon Valley Gets Even More Political," 22 June 2018 George said that, if true, transporting the children from a border shelter — as the Dept. Matthew Ormseth, courant.com, "Connecticut Receives Migrant Children Separated From Parents At Southern Border," 20 June 2018 Due to flight schedules out of Phoenix, the Arizona Republic reported that the airline transporting the children was likely American Airlines. Chabeli Herrera, miamiherald, "Feds may have flown immigrant kids to Miami. The airlines' message: stop using our planes," 20 June 2018 Police said 35 smuggling suspects were arrested last month in Thessaloniki, accused of transporting 1,821 migrants to the city — a 60 percent increase from the previous month. Costas Kantouris, The Seattle Times, "Migrants seeking winter shelter overwhelm northern Greece," 8 Oct. 2018 In this new Yuletide movie, viewers will be transported back to the beautiful, fictional small town where Lisa (Jill Wagner) is busy repairing the community's abandoned General Store ahead of the holidays. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "EXCLUSIVE: Ashley Williams Will Return to Hallmark in 'Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa'," 27 Aug. 2018 The Soviet system for transporting sensitive materials by rail made this easier. The Economist, "North Korea presents nuclear disarmament’s biggest challenge yet," 5 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Roughly 60 percent of all insurance claims related to works of art are the result of transport-sustained damage, according to the Financial Times. Chloe Schama, Vogue, "How to Get a Priceless Painting Across an Ocean? In Louis Vuitton, Of Course," 8 Oct. 2018 Pennsylvania drivers may at times transport passengers into or out of neighboring states, and Uber wanted its drivers to be in compliance with those states’ laws. Jason Laughlin, Philly.com, "Uber changes direction on drivers' criminal history," 11 June 2018 Prospects for an agreement passing muster in London became even more unpredictable Friday with the resignation of pro-EU transport minister Jo Johnson. Stephen Fidler, WSJ, "Brexit Negotiators Still at Odds, Leaving All Options Open," 13 Nov. 2018 Tesla is incredibly important for the future of sustainable transport and energy generation. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Full Q&A: Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Recode Decode," 2 Nov. 2018 Italy’s transport minister, Danilo Toninelli, told the news agency ANSA after a Cabinet meeting late Thursday that the Lifeline remained in Libyan waters, according to Italian Coast Guard officials. Colleen Barry, BostonGlobe.com, "Italy interior minister refuses port to migrant rescue ship," 21 June 2018 Monday marks the inaugural flight of an electric two-seater plane, which will take off from Oslo Airport with the country’s transport minister as a passenger. Sveinung Sleire, Bloomberg.com, "Tesla-Loving Norway Wants to Be a Pioneer in Electric Planes," 17 June 2018 Galveston Police Department authorities said the cocaine was packaged for transport and distribution. Jay R. Jordan, Houston Chronicle, "Galveston officers find 19 kilos of cocaine during traffic stop," 1 June 2018 Al-Amiri is a former transport minister whose Badr organization played a key role in the battle against Islamic State. NBC News, "Muqtada al-Sadr's coalition takes early lead in Iraqi elections," 14 May 2018

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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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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
literary : 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
: 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 \
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 \

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 \

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 \

Medical Definition of transport (Entry 2 of 2)

: an act or process of transporting specifically : active transport

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