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

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

Pennsylvania and many other states now enforce restrictions on transporting deer killed in areas where CWD is established, and that's important because deer season amounts to a sort of pilgrimage for many hunters. al.com, "A deadly deer disease is spreading and could infect humans," 14 June 2019 By the next evening, when event staff transported Griffiths on an hours-long journey to the nearest hospital, his toes were purple. Meagan Flynn, Anchorage Daily News, "Arctic marathoner donates amputated toes for Yukon hotel’s infamous cocktail," 14 June 2019 The most recent attack occurred a week later on June 13, when two tankers -- one carrying oil and the other transporting a cargo of chemicals -- were struck in broad daylight sailing through the Gulf of Oman, near the Strait of Hormuz. Helen Regan, CNN, "How the Oman tanker attack played out," 14 June 2019 At least 30% of the world’s oil that is transported by sea goes through the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, near to where today and last month’s incidents happened. Adam Rasmi, Quartz, "Everything we don’t know yet about the Gulf tanker explosions," 13 June 2019 Firearms are not allowed in any carry-on bags and must be transported in a checked bag. Sophie Carson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "TSA finds two guns in suitcases in three days at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport," 11 June 2019 The state says transporting material to those other sites results in more pollution and congestion. Ana Radelat, courant.com, "Connecticut, New York in court battle over dumping in Long Island Sound," 11 June 2019 People can also expect to pay an additional $10,000-$15,000 for a range of necessary permits, transporting the body and services performed in the U.S., including ritual cleansing of the body. Josefin Dolsten, sun-sentinel.com, "Why some American Jews pay more than $20,000 to get buried in Israel," 11 June 2019 The town's 21 most important buildings—which includes the home of the city's founder—will be physically transported to a new location, and the move is expected to have a $1 billion price tag. Brian Barrett, WIRED, "Radiohead Gets ‘Hacked,’ a T-Mobile/Sprint Hiccup, and More News," 11 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

This includes measures such as better funding for transport, help with childcare, making timings more considerate to family life, and ensuring that chairs give equal time to panelists. Eshe Nelson, Quartz, "Economics needs to do more than attract women to solve its gender problem," 11 June 2019 Those that survived roamed the freeway until emergency crews could corral them on the side of the road to await transport. Chelsea Prince, ajc, "PETA makes good on promise of billboard to honor 10 cows killed in I-75 crash," 20 June 2018 Today was all about the dynamic between Meghan Markle and the Queen, as the two road-tripped to Chester (via the royal train, a transport Harry, William, and Kate haven’t even taken before!). Josh Duboff, Vanities, "Meghan Markle Lets Us Know How She’s Enjoying Married Life," 14 June 2018 Due to the nature of injuries and the patient's condition, a helicopter transport was called, according to the news release. Linda Girardi, Aurora Beacon-News, "Victim airlifted after being pinned against wall by vehicle in Batavia," 20 May 2018 The Mi-17 is generally used as a troop transport by the Afghan army. Zabihullah Ghazi, BostonGlobe.com, "Taliban kill over 100 Afghan soldiers and police officers in 1 week," 13 May 2018 The Mi-17 is generally used as a troop transport by the Afghan Army. New York Times, "Taliban Kill Over 100 Afghan Soldiers and Police Officers in One Week," 13 May 2018 At least one LifeFight helicopter is at the scene to be used as transport to a hospital. Everton Bailey Jr., OregonLive.com, "Small plane crashes in field near Hillsboro," 26 Apr. 2018 Canada’s transport minister signaled this week that his government could require additional simulator training for pilots of the 737 MAX. Kim Mackrael, WSJ, "U.S.-Canada Rift Widens Over Training for Boeing 737 MAX Pilots," 18 Apr. 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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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
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 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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