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travel

[trav-uh l] /ˈtræv əl/
verb (used without object), traveled, traveling or (especially British) travelled, travelling.
1.
to go from one place to another, as by car, train, plane, or ship; take a trip; journey:
to travel for pleasure.
2.
to move or go from one place or point to another.
3.
to proceed or advance in any way.
4.
to go from place to place as a representative of a business firm.
5.
to associate or consort:
He travels in a wealthy crowd.
6.
Informal. to move with speed.
7.
to pass, or be transmitted, as light or sound.
8.
Basketball. walk (def 9).
9.
to move in a fixed course, as a piece of mechanism.
verb (used with object), traveled, traveling or (especially British) travelled, travelling.
10.
to travel, journey, or pass through or over, as a country or road.
11.
to journey or traverse (a specified distance):
We traveled a hundred miles.
12.
to cause to journey; ship:
to travel logs downriver.
noun
13.
the act of traveling; journeying, especially to distant places:
to travel to other planets.
14.
travels.
  1. journeys; wanderings:
    to set out on one's travels.
  2. journeys as the subject of a written account or literary work:
    a book of travels.
  3. such an account or work.
15.
the coming and going of persons or conveyances along a way of passage; traffic:
an increase in travel on state roads.
16.
Machinery.
  1. the complete movement of a moving part, especially a reciprocating part, in one direction, or the distance traversed; stroke.
  2. length of stroke.
17.
movement or passage in general:
to reduce the travel of food from kitchen to table.
adjective
18.
used or designed for use while traveling:
a travel alarm clock.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English (north and Scots), orig. the same word as travail (by shift “to toil, labor” > “to make a laborious journey”)
Related forms
travelable, adjective
nontraveling, adjective
nontravelling, adjective
outtravel, verb (used with object), outtraveled, outtraveling or (especially British) outtravelled, outtravelling.
pretravel, noun, verb, pretraveled, pretraveling or (especially British) pretravelled, pretravelling.
untraveling, adjective
untravelling, adjective
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Examples for traveling
  • Visitors can also enjoy a variety of nationally touring traveling exhibits.
  • Tufts tries to make sure that its traveling students are more than tourists.
  • While the number traveling abroad will be less, it seems capable only of rising.
  • The mystery of time and the possibilities of traveling through it raise some of the thorniest questions in physics.
  • The idea of traveling on foot with a knowledgeable friend through a rustic landscape in a high-tech country was greatly appealing.
  • Discover traveling exhibits and more information about the gallery's exquisite pieces online.
  • traveling to foreign countries can present unique health risks.
  • At the time of the earthquake, the students were ending their field studies and traveling.
  • traveling by yourself on a guided tour requires planning.
  • More pictures from a traveling photo exhibit of creatures on the brink.
British Dictionary definitions for traveling

travel

/ˈtrævəl/
verb (mainly intransitive) -els, -elling, -elled (US) -els, -eling, -eled
1.
to go, move, or journey from one place to another he travels to improve his mind, she travelled across France
2.
(transitive) to go, move, or journey through or across (an area, region, etc) he travelled the country
3.
to go, move, or cover a specified or unspecified distance
4.
to go from place to place as a salesman to travel in textiles
5.
(esp of perishable goods) to withstand a journey
6.
(of light, sound, etc) to be transmitted or move the sound travelled for miles
7.
to progress or advance
8.
(basketball) to take an excessive number of steps while holding the ball
9.
(of part of a mechanism) to move in a fixed predetermined path
10.
(informal) to move rapidly that car certainly travels
11.
(often foll by with) (informal) to be in the company (of); associate
noun
12.
  1. the act of travelling
  2. (as modifier) a travel brochure, related adjective itinerant
13.
(usually pl) a tour or journey
14.
the distance moved by a mechanical part, such as the stroke of a piston
15.
movement or passage
Word Origin
C14 travaillen to make a journey, from Old French travaillier to travail
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Word Origin and History for traveling
travel
late 14c., "to journey," from travailen (1300) "to make a journey," originally "to toil, labor" (see travail). The semantic development may have been via the notion of "go on a difficult journey," but it may also reflect the difficulty of going anywhere in the Middle Ages. Replaced O.E. faran. Travels "accounts of journeys" is recorded from 1590s. Traveled "experienced in travel" is from early 15c. Traveling salesman is attested from 1885.
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