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

The country has a deficit of more than a million pints of blood per year, so LifeBank is trying to improve the numbers by safely transporting blood to patients who urgently need it. Aj Willingham, CNN, "A baby in Parliament, a new cat celebrity and the most wholesome choir ever," 24 Aug. 2019 Hemocyanin is a protein similar to hemoglobin that transports oxygen through the body. Caren Chesler, Popular Mechanics, "The Blood of the Crab," 23 Aug. 2019 Those included 59 cases in which someone was taken to the hospital by paramedics or EMTs, and 21 cases in which a patient was treated without being transported. Los Angeles Times, "As scooters flood Los Angeles, the number of tickets written to riders is soaring," 23 Aug. 2019 This new technique, developed by an international team of researchers, can transport tiny drops of liquid faster and farther than other methods. Kelso Harper, Scientific American, "Flashing Neurons, Invisible Moonlight and Adorable Squid Babies: The Week’s Best Science GIFs," 23 Aug. 2019 Koch Supply & Trading A commodities trading firm that leverages experience in the transport, process, and use of raw materials on the markets, as well as transporting petroleum and managing vessels through Koch Shipping. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "This is the Koch Brothers empire," 23 Aug. 2019 Supporters of Keystone XL, including some political leaders and business groups in Nebraska, have focused on construction jobs the pipeline would create and have noted that transporting oil by pipeline is safer than by rail or truck. Mitch Smith, New York Times, "Keystone XL Pipeline Plan Is Approved by Nebraska Supreme Court," 23 Aug. 2019 All water will be filtered and bottled on site to avoid transporting plastic bottles. Washington Post, "France to deploy celebrated cuisine to ease G-7 tensions," 23 Aug. 2019 Normally, those cases would be heard in immigration courts throughout the country — either because the people would be transported to detention centers in other states, or they would be released to family or friends throughout the U.S. San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego’s immigration court postpones already-scheduled cases to make room for Remain in Mexico hearings," 22 Aug. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

And including airport transport, Nordstrom gift cards or memorial services is, of course, entirely optional. Mary Stanik, Twin Cities, "Mary Stanik: What seems kind, or not, from inside the shadow of grief," 30 Aug. 2019 Sectors such as maritime and air transport, where policymakers are discussing stricter emissions regulations, have also seen steady rates of patent approvals. Michael J. Coren, Quartz, "The number of new patents fighting climate change is plunging," 27 Aug. 2019 No public transport, just a population of less than 300 living on a caper-bursting landmass smaller than four square miles in high-hill houses with slithers of Aeolian history in their design. Antonia Quirke, Condé Nast Traveler, "These Islands Near Sicily Might Be the Last Uncrowded Part of Italy," 22 Aug. 2019 By one European Union estimate, flying is about eight and a half times as carbon intensive as rail, the lowest-carbon form of transport, when measuring the average output per passenger, per kilometer. Fortune, "Greta Thunberg Is Shunning Trans-Atlantic Flights. Should You?," 15 Aug. 2019 Friday saw the most medical transports, 38, and there was a noticeable increase in visibility of emergency vehicles on festival grounds. Jessi Roti, chicagotribune.com, "Lollapalooza 2019 hosts 400,000 people; ends with one death, 31 arrests and 116 emergency transports," 5 Aug. 2019 But a new, exhaustive boxed set transports listeners to the real, unedited Woodstock: every blaring stage announcement about the dangers of brown acid, peal of stage feedback and whir of helicopter blades restored. Morgan Enos, Billboard, "10 Must-Hear Tracks From the Massive New Woodstock Anniversary Box Set," 2 Aug. 2019 That included channels for transport, resources, promotions, first aid, and marshals. Suzanne Sataline, The Christian Science Monitor, "Hong Kong protests: Is anyone in charge?," 9 July 2019 Add in the cost of food, drinks, and transport, and for a lot of music fans a few days at a festival comprise a large share of their monthly income. Dan Kopf, Quartzy, "Economics explains why there are so many music festivals now," 2 July 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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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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