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."

Definitions of transport
  1. verb
    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
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    displace, move
    cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
  2. verb
    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
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    displace, move
    cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
  3. verb
    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
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    displace, move
    cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
  4. verb
    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
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    displace, move
    cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
  5. noun
    the act of moving something from one location to another
    synonyms: conveyance, transfer, transferral, 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
  6. noun
    something that serves as a means of transportation
    synonyms: conveyance
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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
  7. noun
    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
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    business, business enterprise, commercial enterprise
    the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects
  8. verb
    hold spellbound
    synonyms: delight, enchant, enrapture, enthral, enthrall, ravish
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    disenchant, disillusion
    free from enchantment
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    delight, please
    give pleasure to or be pleasing to
  9. noun
    a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
    synonyms: ecstasy, exaltation, rapture, raptus
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    emotional state, spirit
    the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection)
  10. noun
    an exchange of molecules (and their kinetic energy and momentum) across the boundary between adjacent layers of a fluid or across cell membranes
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    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
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    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
  11. noun
    a mechanism that transports magnetic tape across the read/write heads of a tape playback/recorder
    synonyms: tape drive, tape transport
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    mechanism
    device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function
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