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
  1. verb
    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
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    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 slowly or 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
    move hurriedly
    slide, slither
    to pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly
    roll, trundle, 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
    barrel, careen, 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 haltingly 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
    maneuver
    move skillfully or adroitly, as around obstacles or into a position
    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 completely around something, especially by ship or plane
    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
    move clumsily or struggle to move, as in mud or water
    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
    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, usher
    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
  2. verb
    travel from place to place, as for the purpose of finding work, preaching, or acting as a judge
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    travel from place to place, as for work
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    go, locomote, move
    change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
  3. verb
    undertake a journey or trip
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    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
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    jaunt, trip
    make a trip for pleasure
  4. verb
    make a trip for pleasure
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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
  5. verb
    travel upon or across
    travel the oceans”
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    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
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    go, locomote, move
    change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
  6. verb
    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
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    go, locomote, move
    change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
  7. noun
    the act of going from one place to another
    “he enjoyed selling but he hated the travel
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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
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    motion, move, movement
    the act of changing location from one place to another
  8. noun
    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, 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
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    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
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    motion, move, movement
    the act of changing location from one place to another
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