travel

To travel is the act of going from one place to another, usually a considerable distance. Your daily commute in the morning doesn't generally count as travel. Your trip to Timbuktu? That counts.

Travel can also be used as a noun — as in your travels to Timbuktu. Or perhaps you prefer time travel or space travel. Objects that are especially adapted for use when you travel are often modified by the word travel; for example, a "travel-bag," "travel- games," or a "travel iron." And if something is particularly popular in another country or culture from its place of origin, say a cheese, a wine, or a type of music, it's said to "travel well."

Definitions of travel
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v change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

“We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus”
“news travelled fast”
Synonyms:
go, locomote, move
displace, move
cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Antonyms:
stay in place
be stationary
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circulate, go around, spread
become widely known and passed on
carry
cover a certain distance or advance beyond
ease
move gently or carefully
whish
move with a whishing sound
float
move lightly, as if suspended
swap
move (a piece of a program) into memory, in computer science
seek
go to or towards
whine
move with a whining sound
fly
be dispersed or disseminated
ride
move like a floating object
come
cover a certain distance
ghost
move like a ghost
betake oneself
displace oneself; go from one location to another
overfly, pass over
fly over
wend
direct one's course or way
do
travel or traverse (a distance)
raft
travel by raft in water
get about, get around
move around; move from place to place
repair, resort
move, travel, or proceed toward some place
cruise
travel at a moderate speed
journey
travel upon or across
come, come up
move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody
round
wind around; move along a circular course
trundle
move heavily
push
move strenuously and with effort
travel purposefully
travel volitionally and in a certain direction with a certain goal
swing
change direction with a swinging motion; turn
cast, drift, ramble, range, roam, roll, rove, stray, swan, tramp, vagabond, wander
move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
take the air, walk
take a walk; go for a walk; walk for pleasure
meander, thread, wander, weave, wind
move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
forge, spirt, spurt
move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy
crawl, creep
move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground
scramble
to move hurriedly
slide, slither
to pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly
roll, wheel
move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle
glide
move smoothly and effortlessly
bounce, jounce
move up and down repeatedly
breeze
proceed quickly and easily
be adrift, blow, drift, float
be in motion due to some air or water current
play
move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly
float, swim
be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom
swim
move as if gliding through water
walk
use one's feet to advance; advance by steps
move around, turn
pass to the other side of
circle
travel around something
slice into, slice through
move through a body or an object with a slicing motion
drift, err, stray
wander from a direct course or at random
run
travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means
step
shift or move by taking a step
drive, motor
travel or be transported in a vehicle
automobile
travel in an automobile
ski
move along on skis
fly, wing
travel through the air; be airborne
steam, steamer
travel by means of steam power
tram
travel by tram
taxi
travel slowly
ferry
travel by ferry
caravan
travel in a caravan
ride, sit
sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions
prance
spring forward on the hind legs
swim
travel through water
arise, come up, go up, lift, move up, rise, uprise
move upward
ascend, go up
travel up, "We ascended the mountain"
come down, descend, fall, go down
move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
fall
descend in free fall under the influence of gravity
crank, zigzag
travel along a zigzag path
follow, travel along
travel along a certain course
advance, go on, march on, move on, pass on, progress
move forward, also in the metaphorical sense
draw back, move back, pull away, pull back, recede, retire, retreat, withdraw
pull back or move away or backward
retrograde
move in a direction contrary to the usual one
continue, go forward, proceed
move ahead; travel onward in time or space
back
travel backward
pan
make a sweeping movement
follow
travel behind, go after, come after
lead, precede
move ahead (of others) in time or space
follow, pursue
follow in or as if in pursuit
return
go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before
derail, jump
run off or leave the rails
flock
move as a crowd or in a group
accompany
go or travel along with
billow
move with great difficulty
circulate
move around freely
circle, circulate
move in circles
angle
move or proceed at an angle
go across, go through, pass
go across or through
go by, go past, pass, pass by, surpass, travel by
move past
hurry, speed, travel rapidly, zip
move very fast
speed
travel at an excessive or illegal velocity
zoom
move with a low humming noise
drive
move by being propelled by a force
belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hasten, hie, hotfoot, pelt along, race, rush, rush along, speed, step on it
move fast
shack, trail
move, proceed, or walk draggingly or slowly
shuttle
travel back and forth between two points
hiss, whoosh
move with a whooshing sound
whisk
move quickly and nimbly
career
move headlong at high speed
circuit
make a circuit
lance
move quickly, as if by cutting one's way
go around, outflank
go around the flank of (an opposing army)
propagate
travel through the air
draw
move or go steadily or gradually
change, transfer
change from one vehicle or transportation line to another
swash
make violent, noisy movements
pace
go at a pace
step, tread
put down or press the foot, place the foot
step
move with one's feet in a specific manner
hurtle
move with or as if with a rushing sound
retreat
move away, as for privacy
whistle
move with, or as with, a whistling sound
island hop
travel from one island to the next
plough, plow
move in a way resembling that of a plow cutting into or going through the soil
lurch
move slowly and unsteadily
sift
move as if through a sieve
fall
move in a specified direction
drag
move slowly and as if with great effort
run
move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way
bang
move noisily
precess
move in a gyrating fashion
move around
travel from place to place, as for the purpose of finding work, preaching, or acting as a judge
ride
sit on and control a vehicle
snowshoe
travel on snowshoes
beetle
fly or go in a manner resembling a beetle
resurrect, rise, uprise
return from the dead
break through, crack
pass through (a barrier)
emanate
proceed or issue forth, as from a source
accost, address, come up to
speak to someone
squeak by, squeak through
escape
prolapse
slip or fall out of place, as of body parts
thrash
move data into and out of core rather than performing useful computation
fly
travel in an airplane
hop
travel by means of an aircraft, bus, etc.
revisit
visit again
stooge
cruise in slow or routine flights
sail
traverse or travel on (a body of water)
ship
travel by ship
ride
ride over, along, or through
fly
travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft
approach, come near
come near in time
transit
pass across (a sign or house of the zodiac) or pass across (the disk of a celestial body or the meridian of a place)
tramp down, trample, tread down
walk on and flatten
skid, slew, slide, slip, slue
move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner
waft
be driven or carried along, as by the air
tide
be carried with the tide
maunder
wander aimlessly
constitutionalize
take a walk for one's health or to aid digestion, as after a meal
gad, gallivant, jazz around
wander aimlessly in search of pleasure
snake
move along a winding path
forge
move ahead steadily
scend, surge
rise or heave upward under the influence of a natural force such as a wave
formicate
crawl about like ants
coast
move effortlessly; by force of gravity
bowl
roll (a ball)
troll
cause to move round and round
skitter
glide easily along a surface
snake
move smoothly and sinuously, like a snake
dart, fleet, flit, flutter
move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart
lollop
walk clumsily and with a bounce
tap
walk with a tapping sound
bumble, falter, stumble
walk unsteadily
drift
move in an unhurried fashion
fall back
move back and away from
buoy
float on the surface of water
spacewalk
move in space outside a space craft
foot, hoof, hoof it, leg it
walk
toe
walk so that the toes assume an indicated position or direction
walk
accompany or escort
shlep, traipse
walk or tramp about
perambulate, walk about, walk around
walk with no particular goal
circumambulate, walk around
walk around something
circumnavigate, compass
travel around, either by plane or ship
ambulate
walk about; not be bedridden or incapable of walking
creep, mouse, pussyfoot, sneak
go stealthily or furtively
cover, cross, cut across, cut through, get across, get over, pass over, track, traverse
travel across or pass over
infiltrate, pass through
pass through an enemy line; in a military conflict
run
cover by running; run a certain distance
move through, pass across, pass over, pass through, transit
make a passage or journey from one place to another
cut
pass directly and often in haste
wade
walk (through relatively shallow water)
cock, prance, ruffle, sashay, strut, swagger, tittup
to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others
sleepwalk, somnambulate
walk in one's sleep
slink
walk stealthily
gimp, hitch, hobble, limp
walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury
scuffle, shamble, shuffle
walk by dragging one's feet
saunter, stroll
walk leisurely and with no apparent aim
amble, mosey
walk leisurely
prowl
move about in or as if in a predatory manner
skulk
move stealthily
coggle, dodder, paddle, toddle, totter, waddle
walk unsteadily
promenade
take a leisurely walk
march
walk fast, with regular or measured steps; walk with a stride
stride
walk with long steps
hike
walk a long way, as for pleasure or physical exercise
footslog, pad, plod, slog, tramp, trudge
walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
climb, climb up, go up, mount
go upward with gradual or continuous progress
abseil, rappel, rope down
lower oneself with a rope coiled around the body from a mountainside
tip, tippytoe, tiptoe
walk on one's toes
stalk
walk stiffly
buzz
fly low
flounce
walk emphatically
careen, keel, lurch, reel, stagger, swag
walk as if unable to control one's movements
flounder, stagger
walk with great difficulty
stamp, stomp, stump
walk heavily
lumber, pound
move heavily or clumsily
run
move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time
consort, run
keep company
backpedal
step backwards, in boxing
pace
walk with slow or fast paces
trample, tread
tread or stomp heavily or roughly
slouch
walk slovenly
mince
walk daintily
clomp, clump
walk clumsily
cruise
drive around aimlessly but ostentatiously and at leisure
head
to go or travel towards
skate
move along on skates
wedel
ski, alternating directions
hot-dog
perform intricate maneuvers while skiing
schuss
ski downhill
slalom
race on skis around obstacles
water ski
ride water skis
rack
fly in high wind
flight
fly in a flock
fly on
continue flying
plane, skim
travel on the surface of water
soar
fly upwards or high in the sky
hover
hang in the air; fly or be suspended above
soar, soar up, soar upwards, surge, zoom
rise rapidly
go up
be erected, built, or constructed
rocket, skyrocket
shoot up abruptly, like a rocket
surf, surfboard
ride the waves of the sea with a surfboard
body-surf
ride the crest of a wave without a surfboard
ride
be carried or travel on or in a vehicle
override
ride (a horse) too hard
ride herd
driving animals such as horses and cattle while riding along with them
outride
ride better, faster, or further than
dismount, get down, get off, light, unhorse
alight from (a horse)
ride horseback
ride on horseback
prance
cause (a horse) to bound spring forward
canter
ride at a cantering pace
canter
go at a canter, of horses
walk
walk at a pace
extend, gallop
cause to move at full gallop
rack, single-foot
go at a rack
gallop
go at galloping speed
school
swim in or form a large group of fish
break water, fin
show the fins above the water while swimming
fin
propel oneself through the water in a finning motion
paddle
swim like a dog in shallow water
crawl
swim by doing the crawl
breaststroke
swim with the face down and extend the arms forward and outward while kicking with the leg
backstroke
swim on one's back
skinny-dip
bathe in the nude
dive
swim under water
avalanche, roll down
gather into a huge mass and roll down a mountain, of snow
dive, plunge, plunk
drop steeply
bubble
rise in bubbles or as if in bubbles
uplift
lift up from the earth, as by geologic forces
chandelle
climb suddenly and steeply
steam
rise as vapor
ascend, come up, rise, uprise
come up, of celestial bodies
go down, go under, set
disappear beyond the horizon
correct, decline, slump
go down in value
precipitate
fall vertically, sharply, or headlong
sink, subside
descend into or as if into some soft substance or place
crash
fall or come down violently
flop
fall suddenly and abruptly
topple, tumble
fall down, as if collapsing
drop
fall vertically
plop
drop with the sound of something falling into water
pitch
fall or plunge forward
alight, climb down
come down
go down, go under, settle, sink
go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
come up, rise, rise up, surface
come to the surface
uprise
ascend as a sound
heel
follow at the heels of a person
penetrate
make one's way deeper into or through
creep up, sneak up
advance stealthily or unnoticed
encroach, impinge, infringe
advance beyond the usual limit
plough on, press on, push on
continue moving forward
string, string along
move or come along
retreat, retrograde
move back
trace
make one's course or travel along a path; travel or pass over, around, or along
roar
act or proceed in a riotous, turbulent, or disorderly way
limp
proceed slowly or with difficulty
barge, push forward, thrust ahead
push one's way
march, process
march in a procession
back out
move out of a space backwards
back down, back off, back up
move backwards from a certain position
dawdle, fall back, fall behind, lag
hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
tailgate
follow at a dangerously close distance
head, lead
travel in front of; go in advance of others
stalk
go through (an area) in search of prey
shadow
follow, usually without the person's knowledge
carry
pursue a line of scent or be a bearer
chase, chase after, dog, give chase, go after, tag, tail, track, trail
go after with the intent to catch
haunt, stalk
follow stealthily or recur constantly and spontaneously to
retrace, trace
to go back over again
backtrack, double back, turn back
retrace one's course
cut back, flash back
return in time
home
return home accurately from a long distance
go home, head home
return home
return
return to a previous position; in mathematics
boomerang
return to the initial position from where it came; like a boomerang
crash
move violently, as through a barrier
muscle
make one's way by force
overstep, transgress, trespass
pass beyond (limits or boundaries)
escort
accompany as an escort
escort, see
accompany or escort
tag along
go along with, often uninvited
orb, orbit, revolve
move in an orbit
troll
circulate, move around
loop
fly loops, perform a loop
loop
move in loops
overhaul, overtake, pass
travel past
negociate, negotiate
succeed in passing through, around, or over
lock
pass by means through a lock in a waterway
make, work
proceed along a path
cycle
pass through a cycle
blunder, fumble
make one's way clumsily or blindly
skirt
pass around or about; move along the border
run by
pass by while running
fly by
pass by while flying
fly by, whisk by, zip by
move by very quickly
approach, come near, come on, draw close, draw near, go up, near
move towards
close in, draw in
advance or converge on
buck, charge, shoot, shoot down, tear
move quickly and violently
whizz, whizz along, zoom, zoom along
move along very quickly
pull
move into a certain direction
dart, dash, flash, scoot, scud, shoot
run or move very quickly or hastily
pounce, swoop
move down on as if in an attack
stream
to extend, wave or float outward, as if in the wind
drip
fall in drops
cascade, cascade down
rush down in big quantities, like a cascade
edge, inch
advance slowly, as if by inches
rachet up, ratchet, ratchet down
move by degrees in one direction only
elapse, glide by, go along, go by, lapse, pass, slide by, slip away, slip by
pass by
circle around, circle round, revolve around
move around in a circular motion
step
walk a short distance to a specified place or in a specified manner
step on, tread on
place or press the foot on
cocoon
retreat as if into a cocoon, as from an unfriendly environment
itinerate
travel from place to place, as for work
wander
go via an indirect route or at no set pace
ascend
go along towards (a river's) source
snowboard
glide down a snow-covered slope while standing on a board
bounce
come back after being refused
ride
be sustained or supported or borne

v travel from place to place, as for the purpose of finding work, preaching, or acting as a judge

Synonyms:
move around
Types:
itinerate
travel from place to place, as for work
Type of:
go, locomote, move
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

v undertake a journey or trip

Synonyms:
journey
journey
travel upon or across
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tour
make a tour of a certain place
globe-trot
travel all over the world for pleasure and sightseeing
sledge
ride in or travel with a sledge
navigate, sail, voyage
travel on water propelled by wind or by other means
trek
make a long and difficult journey
trek
journey on foot, especially in the mountains
astrogate
navigate in space
cruise
sail or travel about for pleasure, relaxation, or sightseeing
take the road
give theatrical performances while traveling from town to town
see, visit
go to see a place, as for entertainment
Type of:
jaunt, trip
make a trip for pleasure

v make a trip for pleasure

Synonyms:
jaunt, trip
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junket, junketeer
go on a pleasure trip
travel to, visit
go to certain places as for sightseeing
journey
undertake a journey or trip
ply, run
travel a route regularly
commute
travel back and forth regularly, as between one's place of work and home
peregrinate
travel around, through, or over, especially on foot
live out, sleep out
work in a house where one does not live
sightsee
visit famous or interesting sights
frequent, haunt
be a regular or frequent visitor to a certain place
tour
make a tour of a certain place
globe-trot
travel all over the world for pleasure and sightseeing
sledge
ride in or travel with a sledge
navigate, sail, voyage
travel on water propelled by wind or by other means
trek
make a long and difficult journey
trek
journey on foot, especially in the mountains

v travel upon or across

travel the oceans”
Synonyms:
journey
journey
undertake a journey or trip
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sail
traverse or travel on (a body of water)
ship
travel by ship
ride
ride over, along, or through
fly
travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft
cruise
drive around aimlessly but ostentatiously and at leisure
Type of:
go, locomote, move
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

v undergo transportation as in a vehicle

“We travelled North on Rte. 508”
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fly
travel in an airplane
hop
travel by means of an aircraft, bus, etc.
ride
be carried or travel on or in a vehicle
red-eye
travel on an overnight flight
tube
ride or float on an inflated tube
chariot
ride in a chariot
bicycle, bike, cycle, pedal, wheel
ride a bicycle
cycle, motorbike, motorcycle
ride a motorcycle
rail, train
travel by rail or train
sled, sleigh
ride (on) a sled
boat
ride in a boat on water
cab, taxi
ride in a taxicab
bus
ride in a bus
joyride, tool, tool around
ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the pleasure of it
hitch, hitchhike, thumb
travel by getting free rides from motorists
snowmobile
ride a snowmobile
piggyback
ride on someone's shoulders or back
Type of:
go, locomote, move
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

n the act of going from one place to another

“he enjoyed selling but he hated the travel
Synonyms:
traveling, travelling
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walk
the act of walking somewhere
circumnavigation
traveling around something (by ship or plane)
peregrination
traveling or wandering around
traversal, traverse
travel across
roving, vagabondage, wandering
travelling about without any clear destination
wayfaring
traveling (especially on foot)
crossing
traveling across
driving
the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal
horseback riding, riding
travel by being carried on horseback
air, air travel, aviation
travel via aircraft
journey, journeying
the act of traveling from one place to another
leg, stage
a section or portion of a journey or course
staging
travel by stagecoach
on the road, on tour
travelling about
junketing
taking an excursion for pleasure
seafaring, water travel
travel by water
commutation, commuting
the travel of a commuter
amble, perambulation, promenade, saunter, stroll
a leisurely walk (usually in some public place)
constitutional
a regular walk taken as a form of exercise
foot
travel by walking
hike, hiking, tramp
a long walk usually for exercise or pleasure
last mile
the last walk of a condemned person to the execution place
moonwalk
an exploratory walk by an astronaut on the surface of the moon
perambulation
a walk around a territory (a parish or manor or forest etc.) in order to officially assert and record its boundaries
turn
taking a short walk out and back
walkabout
nomadic excursions into the bush made by an Aborigine
walk-through
the act of walking in order to view something
drifting
aimless wandering from place to place
ford, fording
the act of crossing a stream or river by wading or in a car or on a horse
traversal, traverse
taking a zigzag path on skis
motoring
the act of driving an automobile
bronco busting
breaking a bronco to saddle
endurance riding
riding for long hours over long distances
pack riding
riding with a pack
trail riding
riding along a roughly blazed path
flight, flying
an instance of traveling by air
fare-stage
a section along the route of a bus for which the fare is the same
commute
a regular journey of some distance to and from your place of work
drive, ride
a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)
long haul
a journey over a long distance
mush
a journey by dogsled
odyssey
a long wandering and eventful journey
trip
a journey for some purpose (usually including the return)
passage, transit
a journey usually by ship
expedition
a journey organized for a particular purpose
digression, excursion
wandering from the main path of a journey
schlep, shlep
a tedious or difficult journey
trek
a journey by ox wagon (especially an organized migration by a group of settlers)
circuit, tour
a journey or route all the way around a particular place or area
pilgrim's journey, pilgrimage
a journey to a sacred place
excursion, expedition, jaunt, junket, outing, pleasure trip, sashay
a journey taken for pleasure
voyage
a journey to some distant place
way
a journey or passage
ocean trip, voyage
an act of traveling by water
sailing
riding in a sailboat
boating, yachting
water travel for pleasure
Type of:
motion, move, movement
the act of changing location from one place to another

n a movement through space that changes the location of something

Synonyms:
change of location
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ascension
(astronomy) the rising of a star above the horizon
circulation
free movement or passage (as of cytoplasm within a cell or sap through a plant)
creep
a slow longitudinal movement or deformation
gravitation
movement downward resulting from gravitational attraction
levitation
movement upward by virtue of lightness
descent
a movement downward
entering, entrance
a movement into or inward
fall
a movement downward
flow, flowing
the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
advance, progress, progression
a movement forward
ascension, ascent, rise, rising
a movement upward
spread, spreading
process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
stampede
a wild headlong rush of frightened animals (horses or cattle)
translation
a uniform movement without rotation
fountain, jet
an artificially produced flow of water
diffusion
the spread of social institutions (and myths and skills) from one society to another
dispersion, scattering
spreading widely or driving off
invasion
(pathology) the spread of pathogenic microorganisms or malignant cells to new sites in the body
irradiation
(physiology) the spread of sensory neural impulses in the cortex
drop, fall
a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity
lightening
descent of the uterus into the pelvic cavity that occurs late in pregnancy; the fetus is said to have dropped
set
the descent of a heavenly body below the horizon
cascade, shower
a sudden downpour (as of tears or sparks etc) likened to a rain shower
sinking
a descent as through liquid (especially through water)
climb, climbing, mounting
an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)
elevation, lift, raising
the event of something being raised upward
heave, heaving
an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling)
liftoff
the initial ascent of a rocket from its launching pad
head, headway
forward movement
rapid climb, rapid growth, zoom
a rapid rise
takeoff
the initial ascent of an airplane as it becomes airborne
upheaval, uplift, upthrow, upthrust
(geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)
uplifting
the rise of something
ebb, reflux
the outward flow of the tide
slide
(geology) the descent of a large mass of earth or rocks or snow etc.
backflow, backflowing
a flow that returns toward its source
air flow, airflow, flow of air
the flow of air
current, stream
a steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes)
freshet, spate
the occurrence of a water flow resulting from sudden rain or melting snow
overflow, overspill, runoff
the occurrence of surplus liquid (as water) exceeding the limit or capacity
drippage, dripping
a liquid (as water) that flows in drops (as from the eaves of house)
discharge, outpouring, run
the pouring forth of a fluid
flux, fluxion
a flow or discharge
encroachment, intrusion, invasion
any entry into an area not previously occupied
ooze, oozing, seepage
the process of seeping
dribble, drip, trickle
flowing in drops; the formation and falling of drops of liquid
emission
the occurrence of a flow of water (as from a pipe)
flush, gush, outpouring
a sudden rapid flow (as of water)
radiation
the spread of a group of organisms into new habitats
rush, spate, surge, upsurge
a sudden forceful flow
displacement, shift
an event in which something is displaced without rotation
Type of:
motion, movement
a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

n self-propelled movement

Synonyms:
locomotion
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brachiation
swinging by the arms from branch to branch
walk, walking
the act of traveling by foot
step
the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down
gait
a horse's manner of moving
run, running
the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace
jog, lope, trot
a slow pace of running
crawl, crawling, creep, creeping
a slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body
circle, circuit, lap
movement once around a course
dance step, step
a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance
stroke
any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing
ambulation
walking about
noctambulation, noctambulism, sleepwalking, somnambulation, somnambulism
walking by a person who is asleep
pace, stride, tread
a step in walking or running
pas
(ballet) a step in dancing (especially in classical ballet)
trip
a light or nimble tread
sidestep
a step to one side (as in boxing or dancing)
gait
a person's manner of walking
walk
a slow gait of a horse in which two feet are always on the ground
rack, single-foot
a rapid gait of a horse in which each foot strikes the ground separately
jog trot
an easy gait of a horse; midway between a walk and a trot
trot
a gait faster than a walk; diagonally opposite legs strike the ground together
canter, lope
a smooth three-beat gait; between a trot and a gallop
gallop
a fast gait of a horse; a two-beat stride during which all four legs are off the ground simultaneously
footstep
the act of taking a step in walking
march, marching
the act of marching; walking with regular steps (especially in a procession of some kind)
plod, plodding
the act of walking with a slow heavy gait
prowl
the act of prowling (walking about in a stealthy manner)
shamble, shambling, shuffle, shuffling
walking with a slow dragging motion without lifting your feet
moonwalk
a kind of dance step in which the dancer seems to be sliding on the spot
wading
walking with your feet in shallow water
dogtrot
a steady trot like that of a dog
dash, sprint
a quick run
pace lap
the first lap of a car race that prepares the cars for a fast start
lap of honour, victory lap
a lap by the winning person or team run to celebrate the victory
chasse, sashay
(ballet) quick gliding steps with one foot always leading
glissade
(ballet) a gliding or sliding step in ballet
swimming stroke
a method of moving the arms and legs to push against the water and propel the swimmer forward
Type of:
motion, move, movement
the act of changing location from one place to another

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