Transport en


Transport meaning

Transport or transportation is the movement of people, animals and goods from one location to another. Modes of transport include air, rail, road, water, cable, pipeline and space. The field can be divided into infrastructure, vehicles and operations. Transport is important because it enables trade between persons, which is essential for the development of civilizations. Transport infrastructure consists of the fixed installations including roads, railways, airways, waterways, canals and pipelines and terminals such as airports, railway stations, bus stations, warehouses, trucking terminals, refueling depots (including fueling docks and fuel stations) and seaports.


  1. (v.) A convict transported, or sentenced to exile.
  2. (v.) Transportation; carriage; conveyance.
  3. (v. t.) To carry, or cause to be carried, into banishment, as a criminal; to banish.
  4. (v. t.) To carry or bear from one place to another; to remove; to convey; as, to transport goods; to transport troops.
  5. (v.) A vessel employed for transporting, especially for carrying soldiers, warlike stores, or provisions, from one place to another, or to convey convicts to their destination; -- called also transport ship, transport vessel.
  6. (v.) Vehement emotion; passion; ecstasy; rapture.
  7. (v. t.) To carry away with vehement emotion, as joy, sorrow, complacency, anger, etc.; to ravish with pleasure or ecstasy; as, music transports the soul.
Word: trans·port
Pronunciation of transport: tran(t)s-'pOrt, -'port, 'tran(t)s-"
Function of transport: transitive verb
Origin of transport: Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French transporter, from Latin transportare, from trans- portare to carry -- more at FARE
1 : to transfer or convey from one place to another <transporting ions across a living membrane>
2 : to carry away with strong and often intensely pleasant emotion
3 : to send to a penal colony overseas
synonym see BANISH
- trans·port·abil·i·ty /(")tran(t)s-"pOr-t&-'bi-l&-tE, -"por-/ noun
- trans·port·able /tran(t)s-'pOr-t&-b&l, -'por-/ adjective

Synonyms of transport

Carry, Channel, Conveyance, Delight, Ecstasy, Enchant, Enrapture, Enthrall, Exaltation, Rapture, Ravish, Send, Ship, Shipping, Transfer, Transmit, Transportation,

Antonyms of transport

Disenchant, Disillusion,