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.
a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.
a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.
a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.