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[v. trans-pawrt, -pohrt; n. trans-pawrt, -pohrt] /v. trænsˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrt; n. ˈtræns pɔrt, -poʊrt/
verb (used with object)
to carry, move, or convey from one place to another.
to carry away by strong emotion; enrapture.
to send into banishment, especially to a penal colony.
the act of transporting or conveying; conveyance.
a means of transporting or conveying, as a truck or bus.
a ship or plane employed for transporting soldiers, military stores, etc.
an airplane carrying freight or passengers as part of a transportation system.
a system of public travel.
transportation (def 6).
strong emotion; ecstatic joy, bliss, etc.
a convict sent into banishment, especially to a penal colony:
The country had been colonized largely by transports.
Recording.. Also called tape transport. a mechanism that moves magnetic tape past the head in a tape deck or tape recorder.
Origin of transport
1325-75; Middle English transporten (v.) < Latin trānsportāre to carry across. See trans-, port5
Related forms
transportable, adjective
transportability, noun
transportive, adjective
countertransport, noun
nontransportability, noun
nontransportable, adjective
pretransport, verb (used with object)
untransportable, adjective
1. See carry. 10. rapture, happiness. See ecstasy. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for transport
  • The city's transport system includes trams, buses and even boats.
  • Without more money, the government's transport strategy will fail.
  • Plan the shortest route, using four means of transport.
  • Such abnormal hemoglobins often do not transport oxygen efficiently and may also be unstable.
  • While the transport itself has been stalled, building the channel has had its own difficulties.
  • But critics have contended that hydrogen is expensive to produce and difficult to transport and store.
  • We always notice the extremes, the exceptional, and this is the case in relation to transport.
  • Based on a visitor's street address, the site generates a map showing the closest proposed nuclear transport routes.
  • Some companies have chosen this lighter plastic because it has a lower environmental impact to produce and transport.
  • To transport specimens back took months and a lot of mules.
British Dictionary definitions for transport


verb (transitive) (trænsˈpɔːt)
to carry or cause to go from one place to another, esp over some distance
to deport or exile to a penal colony
(usually passive) to have a strong emotional effect on
noun (ˈtrænsˌpɔːt)
  1. the business or system of transporting goods or people
  2. (as modifier): a modernized transport system
(Brit) freight vehicles generally
  1. a vehicle used to transport goods or people, esp lorries or ships used to convey troops
  2. (as modifier): a transport plane
the act of transporting or the state of being transported
ecstasy, rapture, or any powerful emotion
a convict sentenced to be transported
Derived Forms
transportable, adjective
transportability, noun
transporter, noun
transportive, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Latin transportāre, from trans- + portāre to carry
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Word Origin and History for transport

late 14c., from Old French transporter "carry or convey across" (14c.), from Latin transportare, from trans- "across" (see trans-) + portare "to carry" (see port (n.1)). Sense of "carry away with strong feelings" is first recorded c.1500. Meaning "to carry away into banishment" is recorded from 1660s. The noun is attested from mid-15c., originally "mental exaltation;" sense of "means of transportation" is recorded from 1690s.

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transport in Medicine

transport trans·port (trāns'pôrt')
The movement or transference of biochemical substances that occurs in biological systems.

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