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Definitions and Synonyms of transit | Another word for transit | What is transit?

Definition 1: a journey usually by ship - [noun denoting act]

Samples where transit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the outward passage took 10 days

Synonyms for transit in the sense of this definition

(transit is a kind of ...) the act of traveling from one place to another

(... is a kind of transit ) passage through a lock in a canal or waterway

Definition 2: a surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripod - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for transit in the sense of this definition

(transit is a kind of ...) an instrument used by surveyors

(... is a kind of transit ) a theodolite designed for rapid measurements

(transit is a part of ...) surveying instrument consisting of the upper movable part of a theodolite including the telescope and its attachments

Definition 3: a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for transit in the sense of this definition

(transit is a kind of ...) a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry

"the assembly plant is an enormous facility"

(... is a kind of transit ) a transportation system for moving passengers or goods by air

(... is a kind of transit ) a transportation system consisting of roads for motor transport

(... is a kind of transit ) a transportation system in which cars (telphers) are suspended from cables and operated on electricity

(... is a kind of transit ) a transportation system that operates over relatively short distances

(... is a kind of transit ) a public transportation system for moving passengers

(transit is a part of ...) a place where planes take off and land

(transit is a part of ...) station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods

(transit is a part of ...) conveyance for passengers or mail or freight

(transit is a part of ...) a commercial organization serving as a common carrier

(transit is a part of ...) a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.

(transit is a part of ...) any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another

"he said he was looking for the way out"

(... is part of transit) the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area

"the industrial base of Japan"

Definition 4: make a passage or journey from one place to another - [verb of motion]

Samples where transit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The tourists moved through the town and bought up all the souvenirs
  • Some travelers pass through the desert

Synonyms for transit in the sense of this definition

(transit is a kind of ...) go across or through

"We passed the point where the police car had parked" "A terrible thought went through his mind"

(... is a kind of transit ) pass through or across

"The boat cut the water"

(transit has a similar meaning as ...) cause or enable to pass through

"The canal will transit hundreds of ships every day"

Definition 5: cause or enable to pass through - [verb of motion]

Samples where transit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The canal will transit hundreds of ships every day

(transit is a kind of ...) take something or somebody with oneself somewhere

"Bring me the box from the other room" "Take these letters to the boss" "This brings me to the main point"

(transit has a similar meaning as ...) make a passage or journey from one place to another

"The tourists moved through the town and bought up all the souvenirs" "Some travelers pass through the desert"

Definition 6: revolve (the telescope of a surveying transit) about its horizontal transverse axis in order to reverse its direction - [verb of motion]

(transit is a kind of ...) cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis

"She rolled the ball" "They rolled their eyes at his words"

Definition 7: pass across (a sign or house of the zodiac) or pass across (the disk of a celestial body or the meridian of a place) - [verb of motion]

Samples where transit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The comet will transit on September 11

(transit is a kind of ...) go across or through

"We passed the point where the police car had parked" "A terrible thought went through his mind"

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