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 transport (audio) \ noun
transportable \ tran(t)s-​ˈpȯr-​tə-​bəl How to pronounce transport (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 This soft cooler can reportedly transport up to 16 cans while keeping them nice and cool. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Tuesday," 28 Apr. 2021 Hiking can transport you to waterfalls, high-alpine lakes, and vistas that many people never get to see. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, "8 Best Backpacking Trips Around the World," 25 Apr. 2021 Thanks to its highly immersive nature, VR can transport students to different places, and even different times. Bernard Marr, Forbes, "Extended Reality In Education: The 5 Ways VR And AR Will Change The Way We Learn At School, At Work And In Our Personal Lives," 19 Apr. 2021 Astronomers would physically transport these QHDs—by road, rail or air—to one location, where the quantum states would be read out and made to interfere, generating an interferogram. Anil Ananthaswamy, Scientific American, "Quantum Astronomy Could Create Telescopes Hundreds of Kilometers Wide," 19 Apr. 2021 But missing from the sanctions was any mention of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which, when completed, will transport natural gas from Russia to Germany and increase Europe’s dependence on Moscow for energy. Jamie Mcintyre, Washington Examiner, "GOP lawmakers say something important missing from Biden’s Russia sanctions," 16 Apr. 2021 Storytellers Chang-Rae Lee, Meng Jin, Imbolo Mbue and Sanjena Sathian will transport you to China, Africa, India and throughout America. Los Angeles Times, "Here’s the complete list of virtual panels for the 2021 Festival of Books," 12 Apr. 2021 The twin tunnels, each 12 feet in diameter, would transport passengers under Las Olas Boulevard all the way from the Brightline station downtown to the beach at A1A, with several stops along the way. Susannah Bryan, sun-sentinel.com, "Tesla tunnel to the beach may not be a pipe dream," 11 Apr. 2021 Mexican immigration officials generally transport the families to migrant shelters. Anchorage Daily News, "Biden expelling asylum-seeking families with young children to Tijuana after flights from Texas," 11 Apr. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Throughout the thick of the Southern Hemisphere's summer, crowds gathered and people boarded public transport in droves as mayors and governors relaxed the restrictions on activity that Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro fervently opposes. BostonGlobe.com, "Brazil backs away from the virus brink as deaths top 400,000," 30 Apr. 2021 Wildlife importers are required to secure a valid permit to transport animals into the country. NBC News, "Man nabbed at JFK Airport with 35 birds hidden in his clothing, officials say," 29 Apr. 2021 More than a billion people around the world have been waiting for the J&J vaccine — a cheap, easy-to-transport, one-dose injection that reduces the risk from COVID-19. Melody Petersen Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Coronavirus Today: California encourages vaccine “passports,” just not by name," 19 Apr. 2021 This set of six food screens pops up from flat for easy transport to BBQs, picnics, ballgames and more. Lizzy Briskin, chicagotribune.com, "What you need to host a BBQ," 24 Mar. 2021 This is a premium hard cue case that can be used for easy transport and storage. Chris Hachey, BGR, "Best Pool Cue Case," 5 Mar. 2021 These big griddles break down quickly for easy transport but when set up can deliver a steady stream of hot food to a lot of hungry guests. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Things To Consider Before Buying a Griddle for Camping," 11 Nov. 2020 Its sleek design blends nicely into any bedroom, and its small size allows for easy transport when traveling. Sarah Vincelette, USA TODAY, "20 amazing gifts to buy from Bed, Bath & Beyond under $30," 10 Nov. 2020 Simply place items like silverware, spices, oils, dish soap, a sponge, and your lighter in the removable caddy, which comes with a convenient grab handle for easy transport. Outside Online, "How to Build the Ultimate One-Box Camp Kitchen," 3 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

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The first known use of transport was in the 14th century

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Last Updated

1 May 2021

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“Transport.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transport. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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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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