transport

Transport means to move something, often large quantities of commercial products, over great distances. Container ships transport goods made in China to the U.S., where they will be sold.

A pipeline can transport oil. A school bus transports children. Soldiers get their postings but then must wait for news of their transport. If you are in a hurry to get something to market, you might consider using air transport, though that's expensive. Transport is from Latin words meaning "carry across."

Primary Meanings of transport

1.
vn
move something or somebody around; usually over long distances
the act of moving something from one location to another
2.
vn
hold spellbound
a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
3.
n
an exchange of molecules (and their kinetic energy and momentum) across the boundary between adjacent layers of a fluid or across cell membranes
4.
n
a mechanism that transports magnetic tape across the read/write heads of a tape playback/recorder
Full Definitions of transport
1

v move something or somebody around; usually over long distances

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sluice
transport in or send down a sluice
float
set afloat
ferry
transport by ferry
wheelbarrow
transport in a wheelbarrow
raft
transport on a raft
bus
send or move around by bus
pipe
transport by pipeline
freight
transport commercially as cargo
truck
convey (goods etc.) by truck
rail
convey (goods etc.) by rails
sledge
transport in a sleigh
lighter
transport in a flatbottom boat
pick up
give a passenger or a hitchhiker a lift
wheel, wheel around
wheel somebody or something
carry over
transport from one place or state to another
advect
convey by horizontal mass movement of a fluid
teleport
transport by dematerializing at one point and assembling at another
tide
cause to float with the tide
drift
cause to be carried by a current
refloat
set afloat again
air-freight, air-ship, airfreight
transport (cargo) by air
Type of:
displace, move
cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

v send from one person or place to another

Synonyms:
channel, channelise, channelize, transfer, transmit
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bring, convey, fetch, get
go or come after and bring or take back
project
transfer (ideas or principles) from one domain into another
propagate
transmit
translate
bring to a certain spiritual state
release, turn
let (something) fall or spill from a container
send, send out
to cause or order to be taken, directed, or transmitted to another place
retrieve
run after, pick up, and bring to the master
retrieve
go for and bring back
deflate
release contained air or gas from
throw
throw (a die) out onto a flat surface
send in
mail in; cause to be delivered
mail out
transmit by mail
get off, mail
send via the postal service
deliver
bring to a destination, make a delivery
Type of:
displace, move
cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

v move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body

Synonyms:
carry
carry
pass on a communication
carry
propel or give impetus to
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shoulder
carry a burden, either real or metaphoric
port
carry or hold with both hands diagonally across the body, especially of weapons
bear
move while holding up or supporting
bucket
carry in a bucket
return
make a return
pipe in
transport to a destiny through pipes
port
carry, bear, convey, or bring
porter
carry luggage or supplies
pack
carry, as on one's back
cart
transport something in a cart
fly
transport by aeroplane
haul
transport in a vehicle
lug, tote, tug
carry with difficulty
chariot
transport in a chariot
bring, convey, take
take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
fetch
take away or remove
frogmarch
carry someone against his will upside down such that each limb is held by one person
airlift, lift
fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means
piggyback
haul by railroad car
piggyback
haul truck trailers loaded with commodities on railroad cars
transit
cause or enable to pass through
ferry
transport from one place to another
bring back, return, take back
bring back to the point of departure
tube
convey in a tube
whisk
move somewhere quickly
carry, channel, conduct, convey, impart, transmit
transmit or serve as the medium for transmission
land
bring ashore
Type of:
displace, move
cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

v transport commercially

Synonyms:
send, ship
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barge
transport by barge on a body of water
railroad
transport by railroad
despatch, dispatch, send off
send away towards a designated goal
forward, send on
send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit
bundle off
send off unceremoniously
route
send documents or materials to appropriate destinations
Type of:
displace, move
cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

n the act of moving something from one location to another

Synonyms:
conveyance, transfer, transferral, 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 something that serves as a means of transportation

Synonyms:
conveyance
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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 commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials

Synonyms:
shipping, transportation
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air transport, air transportation
transportation by air
navigation
ship traffic
hauling, truckage, trucking
the activity of transporting goods by truck
freight, freightage
transporting goods commercially at rates cheaper than express rates
express, expressage
rapid transport of goods
ferry, ferrying
transport by boat or aircraft
cartage, carting
the work of taking something away in a cart or truck and disposing of it
Type of:
business, business enterprise, commercial enterprise
the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects
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v hold spellbound

Synonyms:
delight, enchant, enrapture, enthral, enthrall, ravish
Antonyms:
disenchant, disillusion
free from enchantment
Type of:
delight, please
give pleasure to or be pleasing to

n a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion

Synonyms:
ecstasy, exaltation, rapture, raptus
Type of:
emotional state, spirit
the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection)
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n an exchange of molecules (and their kinetic energy and momentum) across the boundary between adjacent layers of a fluid or across cell membranes

Types:
active transport
transport of a substance (as a protein or drug) across a cell membrane against the concentration gradient; requires an expenditure of energy
passive transport
transport of a substance across a cell membrane by diffusion; expenditure of energy is not required
Type of:
diffusion
(physics) the process in which there is movement of a substance from an area of high concentration of that substance to an area of lower concentration
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n a mechanism that transports magnetic tape across the read/write heads of a tape playback/recorder

Synonyms:
tape drive, tape transport
Type of:
mechanism
device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function

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