transportability

transport

[v. trans-pawrt, -pohrt; n. trans-pawrt, -pohrt]
verb (used with object)
1.
to carry, move, or convey from one place to another.
2.
to carry away by strong emotion; enrapture.
3.
to send into banishment, especially to a penal colony.
noun
4.
the act of transporting or conveying; conveyance.
5.
a means of transporting or conveying, as a truck or bus.
6.
a ship or plane employed for transporting soldiers, military stores, etc.
7.
an airplane carrying freight or passengers as part of a transportation system.
8.
a system of public travel.
9.
transportation ( def 6 ).
10.
strong emotion; ecstatic joy, bliss, etc.
11.
a convict sent into banishment, especially to a penal colony: The country had been colonized largely by transports.
12.
Recording.. Also called tape transport. a mechanism that moves magnetic tape past the head in a tape deck or tape recorder.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English transporten (v.) < Latin trānsportāre to carry across. See trans-, port5

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.
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transport
 
vb
1.  to carry or cause to go from one place to another, esp over some distance
2.  to deport or exile to a penal colony
3.  (usually passive) to have a strong emotional effect on
 
n
4.  a.  the business or system of transporting goods or people
 b.  (as modifier): a modernized transport system
5.  (Brit) freight vehicles generally
6.  a.  a vehicle used to transport goods or people, esp lorries or ships used to convey troops
 b.  (as modifier): a transport plane
7.  the act of transporting or the state of being transported
8.  ecstasy, rapture, or any powerful emotion
9.  a convict sentenced to be transported
 
[C14: from Latin transportāre, from trans- + portāre to carry]
 
trans'portable
 
adj
 
transporta'bility
 
n
 
trans'porter
 
n
 
trans'portive
 
adj

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Word Origin & History

transport
late 14c., from O.Fr. transporter "carry or convey across" (14c.), from L. transportare, from trans- "across" + portare "to carry" (see port (1)). Sense of "carry away with strong feelings" is first recorded 1509. 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. Transportation "act of transporting" is recorded from 1530s. In the sense of "means of conveyance" it is first recorded 1853.
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transport trans·port (trāns'pôrt')
n.
The movement or transference of biochemical substances that occurs in biological systems.

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