conveyance

Conveyance is a formal word that can mean either the transportation of something from one place to another, or the vehicle that does the transporting.

Conveyance is a rather archaic — or old-fashioned — way to describe a mode of transportation. It's easy to imagine someone in the 1800s asking for a horse and carriage as their conveyance to a friend's house. Today, we'd skip the formalities and simply jump in the car and drive there ourselves. In its less common usage, a conveyance is a legal document that transfers ownership of a property from one person to another.

Definitions of conveyance
  1. noun
    something that serves as a means of transportation
    synonyms: transport
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    dolly
    conveyance consisting of a wheeled platform for moving heavy objects
    dolly
    conveyance consisting of a wheeled support on which a camera can be mounted
    horsebox
    a conveyance (railroad car or trailer) for transporting racehorses
    litter
    conveyance consisting of a chair or bed carried on two poles by bearers
    mail
    a conveyance that transports the letters and packages that are conveyed by the postal system
    public transport
    conveyance for passengers or mail or freight
    roll-on roll-off
    a method of transport (as a ferry or train or plane) that vehicles roll onto at the beginning and roll off of at the destination
    cargo ships, merchant marine, merchant vessels, shipping
    conveyance provided by the ships belonging to one country or industry
    sidecar
    conveyance consisting of a small carrier attached to the side of a motorcycle
    lift, ski lift, ski tow
    a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill
    telfer, telpher
    one of the conveyances (or cars) in a telpherage
    trailer
    a large transport conveyance designed to be pulled by a truck or tractor
    aerial tramway, cable tramway, ropeway, tram, tramway
    a conveyance that transports passengers or freight in carriers suspended from cables and supported by a series of towers
    vehicle
    a conveyance that transports people or objects
    Dodgem, bumper car
    a small low-powered electrically powered vehicle driven on a special platform where there are many others to be dodged
    autobus, bus, charabanc, coach, double-decker, jitney, motorbus, motorcoach, omnibus, passenger vehicle
    a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport
    car carrier
    a trailer that can be loaded with new cars for delivery to sales agencies
    chair lift, chairlift
    a ski lift on which riders (skiers or sightseers) are seated and carried up or down a mountainside; seats are hung from an endless overhead cable
    covered couch
    a litter with a cover for privacy
    craft
    a vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space
    deadhead
    a train or bus or taxi traveling empty
    express, limited
    public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops
    local
    public transport consisting of a bus or train that stops at all stations or stops
    military vehicle
    vehicle used by the armed forces
    palankeen, palanquin
    a closed litter carried on the shoulders of four bearers
    projectile, rocket
    any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine
    rope tow
    a ski tow offering only a moving rope to hold onto
    sedan, sedan chair
    a closed litter for one passenger
    semi, semitrailer
    a trailer having wheels only in the rear; the front is supported by the towing vehicle
    shuttle
    public transport that consists of a bus or train or airplane that plies back and forth between two points
    skibob
    a vehicle resembling a bicycle but having skis instead of wheels; the rider wears short skis for balancing
    sled, sledge, sleigh
    a vehicle mounted on runners and pulled by horses or dogs; for transportation over snow
    road roller, steamroller
    vehicle equipped with heavy wide smooth rollers for compacting roads and pavements
    stretcher
    a litter for transporting people who are ill or wounded or dead; usually consists of a sheet of canvas stretched between two poles
    surface lift
    a ski tow that pulls skiers up a slope without lifting them off the ground
    railroad train, train
    public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive
    wheeled vehicle
    a vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people
    rover
    a vehicle for exploring rough terrain, especially a planet or another extraterrestrial body
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    instrumentality, instrumentation
    an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end
  2. noun
    the act of moving something from one location to another
    synonyms: transfer, transferral, transport, transportation
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    transshipment
    the transfer from one conveyance to another for shipment
    airlift, lift
    transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable)
    connection, connexion
    shifting from one form of transportation to another
    bringing, delivery
    the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail)
    drive
    the act of driving a herd of animals overland
    carry
    the act of carrying something
    lighterage
    the transportation of goods on a lighter
    relocation, resettlement
    the transportation of people (as a family or colony) to a new settlement (as after an upheaval of some kind)
    teleportation
    a hypothetical mode of instantaneous transportation; matter is dematerialized at one place and recreated at another
    cattle drive
    driving a bovine herd (as cows or bulls or steers)
    airdrop
    delivery of supplies or equipment or personnel by dropping them by parachute from an aircraft
    consignment
    the delivery of goods for sale or disposal
    handing over, passage
    the act of passing something to another person
    post
    the delivery and collection of letters and packages
    service, service of process, serving
    the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone
    backpacking, packing
    carrying something in a pack on the back
    piggyback
    the act of carrying something piggyback
    fireman's carry
    the act of carrying a person over your shoulder
    portage
    carrying boats and supplies overland
    porterage
    the transportation of burdens by porters
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    movement
    the act of changing the location of something
  3. noun
    the transmission of information
    synonyms: impartation, imparting
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    giving
    the imparting of news or promises etc.
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    transmission
    communication by means of transmitted signals
  4. noun
    act of transferring property title from one person to another
    synonyms: conveyance of title, conveyancing, conveying
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    delivery, legal transfer, livery
    the voluntary transfer of something (title or possession) from one party to another
    surrender
    the delivery of a principal into lawful custody
    bailment
    the delivery of personal property in trust by the bailor to the bailee
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    transfer, transference
    transferring ownership
  5. noun
    document effecting a property transfer
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    quitclaim, quitclaim deed
    document transferring title or right or claim to another
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    instrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document
    (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
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