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.

Primary Meanings of conveyance

1.
n
something that serves as a means of transportation
2.
n
act of transferring property title from one person to another
Full Definitions of conveyance
1

n something that serves as a means of transportation

Synonyms:
transport
Examples:
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Merrimac
an ironclad vessel built by the Confederate forces in the hope of breaking the blockade imposed by the North
Monitor
an ironclad vessel built by Federal forces to do battle with the Merrimac
B-52
United States military aircraft; B- stands for bomber
H.M.S. Bounty
a ship of the British navy; in 1789 part of the crew mutinied against their commander William Bligh and set him afloat in an open boat
Mayflower
the ship in which the Pilgrim Fathers sailed from England to Massachusetts in 1620
USS Cole
a United States destroyer
Old Ironsides
a United States 44-gun frigate that was one of the first three naval ships built by the United States; it won brilliant victories over British frigates during the War of 1812 and is without doubt the most famous ship in the history of the United States Navy; it has been rebuilt and is anchored in the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston
Graf Zeppelin
a large rigid dirigible designed to carry passengers or bombs
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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
Type of:
instrumentality, instrumentation
an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end

n the act of moving something from one location to another

Synonyms:
transfer, transferral, transport, transportation
Examples:
Berlin airlift
airlift in 1948 that supplied food and fuel to citizens of west Berlin when the Russians closed off land access to Berlin
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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
Type of:
movement
the act of changing the location of something

n the transmission of information

Synonyms:
impartation, imparting
Types:
giving
the imparting of news or promises etc.
Type of:
transmission
communication by means of transmitted signals
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n act of transferring property title from one person to another

Synonyms:
conveyance of title, conveyancing, conveying
Types:
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
Type of:
transfer, transference
transferring ownership

n document effecting a property transfer

Types:
quitclaim, quitclaim deed
document transferring title or right or claim to another
Type of:
instrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document
(law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right

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