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[tel-uh-pawrt, -pohrt] /ˈtɛl əˌpɔrt, -ˌpoʊrt/
verb (used with object)
to transport (a body) by telekinesis.
Origin of teleport1
1950-55; back formation from teleportation, equivalent to tele-1 + (trans)portation
Related forms
teleportation, teleportage, noun


[tel-uh-pawrt, -pohrt] /ˈtɛl əˌpɔrt, -ˌpoʊrt/
a regional telecommunications network that provides access to communications satellites and other long distance media; telecommunications hub.
1980-85; tele-1 + port1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Malone thought, if you put handcuffs on a teleport, would the handcuffs vanish when the teleport did?

    Out Like a Light Gordon Randall Garrett
  • But how close to a teleport did the things he carried have to be?

    Out Like a Light Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Now I'm sure, she thought, that he really tried to teleport me out of my hotel room.

    Earth Alert! Kris Neville
  • Couldn't you just tell me where your superiors are and let me teleport there?

    Fair and Warmer E. G. von Wald
  • Just as you learned to teleport, you can learn to be a telepath.

    Occasion for Disaster Gordon Randall Garrett
  • I want to teleport them this way and that way, from all around me, whenever one comes close to me.

    Earth Alert! Kris Neville
  • He could teleport parts from it; he could hold other parts more tightly together by using the same power.

    Earth Alert! Kris Neville
  • Instead, he could teleport and he could even foretell the future a little, in a dim sort of way.

    Occasion for Disaster Gordon Randall Garrett
  • They're just finding out their powers—one is a telepath, another levitates, a third is a teleport.

    What Rough Beast? Jefferson Highe
  • If the same rule holds for the aliens as for us, I don't think they would have time to teleport it away.

    Earth Alert! Kris Neville
British Dictionary definitions for teleport


(transitive) (in science fiction) to transport (a person or object) across a distance instantaneously
Derived Forms
teleportation, noun
Word Origin
C20: from tele- + port5
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Word Origin and History for teleport

1940, in reference to religious miracles, from tele- + ending from transport. Related: Teleported; teleporter; teleporting.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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