transportation

If you spend $60 a month on subway fare, then your monthly transportation cost is $60, meaning it costs you $60 each month to get from one place to another.

The noun transportation often is used to describe the process of moving things. You might make transportation arrangements, for example, for shipping a pet across the country. Transportation can also refer to a formal system for moving things from place to place, like a public transportation system like the subway or public bus or a transportation company that specializes in moving goods from coast to coast.

Definitions of transportation
  1. noun
    the act of moving something from one location to another
    synonyms: conveyance, transfer, transferral, transport
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    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
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    movement
    the act of changing the location of something
  2. noun
    the act of expelling a person from their native land
    “the sentence was one of transportation for life”
    synonyms: deportation, exile, expatriation
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    Babylonian Captivity
    the deportation of the Jews to Babylonia by Nebuchadnezzar in 586 BC
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    banishment, proscription
    rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone
  3. noun
    a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods
    synonyms: transit, transportation system
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    air transportation system
    a transportation system for moving passengers or goods by air
    highway system
    a transportation system consisting of roads for motor transport
    public transit
    a public transportation system for moving passengers
    short line
    a transportation system that operates over relatively short distances
    telferage, telpherage
    a transportation system in which cars (telphers) are suspended from cables and operated on electricity
    hub-and-spoke, hub-and-spoke system
    a system of air transportation in which local airports offer air transportation to a central airport where long-distance flights are available
    mass rapid transit, rapid transit
    an urban public transit system using underground or elevated trains
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    facility, installation
    a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry
  4. noun
    the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials
    synonyms: shipping, transport
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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
  5. noun
    the sum charged for riding in a public conveyance
    synonyms: fare
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    airfare
    the fare charged for traveling by airplane
    bus fare, carfare
    the fare charged for riding a bus or streetcar
    cab fare, taxi fare
    the fare charged for riding in a taxicab
    train fare
    the fare charged for traveling by train
    subway fare
    the fare charged for riding a subway train
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    charge
    the price charged for some article or service
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