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

c : transportation sense 2

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

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

The 163-mile pipeline would transport crude oil from the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota and connect with the infamous Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) system to refineries in St. James Parish, Louisiana. Mary Lovell, Teen Vogue, "Bayou Bridge Pipeline Meets Resistance from the L’eau Est La Vie Camp," 16 Oct. 2018 Guests are transported to the cabin via an open-air sleigh ride and then treated to a five-course meal of exquisite, regionally inspired fare and a menu that is carefully paired with spectacular wines. Discover Magazine, "The Great Snow of Beaver Creek," 3 Oct. 2018 Wilson has been transported and booked into the Harris County Jail in Houston, with a bond set at $150,000, the local station reports. Christopher Carbone, Fox News, "3D-printed gun activist Cody Wilson accused of sex with minor is jailed in US," 23 Sep. 2018 For decades, the Mauch Chunk Switchback Railway transported coal in the morning and carried tourists in the afternoon. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, "From Death Traps to Disneyland: The 600-Year History of the Roller Coaster," 13 Aug. 2018 Designed by Finnish architect Robin Falck, the cabin stands a touch over 13 feet tall and is the size of a small bedroom, making it (relatively) easy to transport and assemble. Alex Bazeley, Curbed, "Solar-powered tiny cabin offers eco-friendly nature retreat," 2 Aug. 2018 The world of gigantic cargo ships and goods that are transported and sold globally is of course the polar opposite of Thoreau’s vision of intimate tranquility, making the title at once melancholy and ironic. Boyd Van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Walden': Film Review | Karlovy Vary 2018," 12 July 2018 And so, in the name of science, some asthmatic student volunteers were transported to a theme park and rode a roller coaster while their respiratory function was checked. Richard Stephens, Smithsonian, "The History and Psychology of Roller Coasters," 12 July 2018 The man was transported to ORMC and is expected to survive. Kevin Williams, ajc, "Deputies investigate two Walt Disney World industrial accidents in one day," 10 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

From there, GO Searcher will head for Cape Canaveral, Florida, where SpaceX teams will take the astronauts to a nearby airport for transport back to Houston. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Rocket Report: Kazakhstan picks SpaceX, SLS cost savings, Minuteman test," 9 Nov. 2018 Name: Chris Lisk Patent: Self-Contained Swimming Pool, a design for a complete mobile swimming pool with a heater and filtration system, built into a roll-off dumpster for easy transport. Popular Mechanics, "My Job at Coachella Inspired Me to Invent a Portable Swimming Pool," 30 Oct. 2018 Over the next 72 hours, more than 30 student organizers worked late into the night to fundraise for transport to the capital, coordinate logistics for the sit-in, and convince the YLS faculty to cancel classes so that students could protest. Dianne Lake, Teen Vogue, "I’m a Yale Law Student and I’m Frustrated by My School’s Public Support of Brett Kavanaugh," 27 Sep. 2018 Lift it carefully by the root ball and transport it in a way that it’s not exposed to any highway wind. Neil Sperry, San Antonio Express-News, "Why do I have lawn runners and neighbors don’t?," 4 May 2018 Duplicate steel pillars are laid out in the grass around the main memorial, like caskets awaiting transport home after a war. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Alabama memorial captures the scale of racial terror in the U.S.," 3 May 2018 The shipping containers had been parked at a rail yard since February, awaiting transport to the Big Sky Environmental landfill in Adamsville, about 20 miles away in Jefferson County. Dennis Pillion, AL.com, "Last of the New York sewage sludge cars leaves Parrish," 19 Apr. 2018 Yellow fever nearly wiped out Memphis, Tenn., in the 1870s as urbanization and river transport brought infected people and mosquitoes together. Dan Strickman, Scientific American, "Buzz Kill: Our Best Weapons against Mosquitoes," 13 July 2018 Bamboo baskets are often thought of purely as functional objects: vessels that contain and transport food and household goods. Carolina A. Miranda, latimes.com, "Datebook: Shots of old Route 66, dreamlike paintings and garments fashioned from paper," 12 July 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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More Definitions for transport

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

: 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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