transport meaning

[ træns'pɔ:t ] Pronunciation:   "transport" in a sentence
  • Verb: transport  trans'port
    1. Move something or somebody around; usually over long distances 
    2. Move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
      - carry 
    3. Hold spellbound
      - enchant, enrapture, enthrall [US], ravish, enthral [Brit, Cdn], delight 
    4. Transport commercially
      - send, ship 
    5. Send from one person or place to another
      - transmit, transfer, channel, channelize, channelise [Brit]
    Noun: transport  'trans`port
    1. Something that serves as a means of transportation
      - conveyance 
    2. An exchange of molecules (and their kinetic energy and momentum) across the boundary between adjacent layers of a fluid or across cell membranes 
    3. The commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials
      - transportation, shipping 
    4. A state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
      - ecstasy, rapture, exaltation, raptus 
    5. A mechanism that transports magnetic tape across the read/write heads of a tape playback/recorder
      - tape drive, tape transport 
    6. The act of moving something from one location to another
      - transportation, transfer, transferral, conveyance

    Derived forms: transports, transporting, transported

    See also: transportation, transporter

    Type of: business, business enterprise, commercial enterprise, delight, diffusion, displace, emotional state, instrumentality, instrumentation, mechanism, move, movement, please, spirit

    Part of: commerce, commercialism, mercantilism, tape deck, tape machine, tape recorder

    Encyclopedia: Transport

  • [Business]
    AmE / noun, verb

    noun [U]


    1 (especially BrE) (AmE usually transportation)

    a system for carrying people or goods from one place to another using vehicles:

    to travel on/by public transport

    poor transport and distribution networks

    transport workers

    TRANSIT (3)

    air/freight/passenger/rail/road transport

    ◆ transport networks/infrastructure/links/systems a transport company/firm/operator/service the transport industry/sector a transport plan/policy/strategy

    2 (BrE) (AmE transportation)

    a vehicle or method of travel:

    Applicants must have their own transport.

    Will transport be provided?

    Transportation was provided from the hotel to the convention center.

    3 (especially BrE) (AmE usually transportation)

    the activity or business of carrying goods from one place to another using lorries/trucks, trains, etc:

    The goods were damaged during transport.

    controls on the transport of nuclear waste

    transportation costs

    verb [+ obj]

    to take sth/sb from one place to another in a vehicle:

    The chemicals are transported by road to the processing plant.

    The airline transported over half a million passengers last year.

  • [Engineering]
    "Conveyance equipment such as vehicular transport, hydraulic transport, and conveyor-belt setups."

  • [Medicine]
    vt : to transfer or convey from one place to another ‹mechanisms of transporting ions across a living membrane›
    n : an act or process of transporting; specif : ACTIVE TRANSPORT


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  1. there have been no transport for many weeks.
  2. this type of transport is called saltation.
  3. the books are packed up for transport.
  4. lorries are much used for transport.
  5. gross errors were made by the transport commission.

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