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Definition 1: the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for transport in the sense of this definition

(transport is a kind of ...) the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects

"computers are now widely used in business"

(... is a kind of transport ) transporting goods commercially at rates cheaper than express rates

(... is a kind of transport ) transportation by air

(... is a kind of transport ) ship traffic

"the channel will be open to navigation as soon as the ice melts"

(... is a kind of transport ) the activity of transporting goods by truck

(... is a kind of transport ) transport by boat or aircraft

(... is a kind of transport ) rapid transport of goods

(... is part of transport) transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)

(transport is the domain which ... is member of) on a regular route of a railroad or bus or airline system

"on-line industries"

(transport is the domain which ... is member of) not on a regular route of a transportation system

"an off-line ticket office"

Definition 2: the act of moving something from one location to another - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for transport in the sense of this definition

(transport is a kind of ...) the act of changing the location of something

"the movement of cargo onto the vessel"

(... is a kind of transport ) the transportation of people (as a family or colony) to a new settlement (as after an upheaval of some kind)

(... is a kind of transport ) the transportation of goods on a lighter

(... is a kind of transport ) the act of carrying something

(... is a kind of transport ) the act of driving a herd of animals overland

(... is a kind of transport ) the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail)

"his reluctant delivery of bad news"

(... is a kind of transport ) shifting from one form of transportation to another

"the plane was late and he missed his connection in Atlanta"

(... is a kind of transport ) transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable)

(... is a kind of transport ) the transfer from one conveyance to another for shipment

(... is a kind of transport ) a hypothetical mode of instantaneous transportation; matter is dematerialized at one place and recreated at another

(transport is a part of ...) the act of taking aboard passengers or freight

Definition 3: something that serves as a means of transportation - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for transport in the sense of this definition

(transport is a kind of ...) an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end

(... is a kind of transport ) conveyance consisting of a wheeled platform for moving heavy objects

(... is a kind of transport ) a conveyance that transports passengers or freight in carriers suspended from cables and supported by a series of towers

(... is a kind of transport ) a large transport conveyance designed to be pulled by a truck or tractor

(... is a kind of transport ) one of the conveyances (or cars) in a telpherage

(... is a kind of transport ) a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill

(... is a kind of transport ) conveyance consisting of a small carrier attached to the side of a motorcycle

(... is a kind of transport ) conveyance provided by the ships belonging to one country or industry

(... is a kind of transport ) a method of transport (as a ferry or train or plane) that vehicles roll onto at the beginning and roll off of at the destination

(... is a kind of transport ) conveyance for passengers or mail or freight

(... is a kind of transport ) a conveyance that transports the letters and packages that are conveyed by the postal system

(... is a kind of transport ) conveyance consisting of a chair or bed carried on two poles by bearers

(... is a kind of transport ) a conveyance (railroad car or trailer) for transporting racehorses

(... is a kind of transport ) conveyance consisting of a wheeled support on which a camera can be mounted

(... is a kind of transport ) a conveyance that transports people or objects

Definition 4: a mechanism that transports magnetic tape across the read/write heads of a tape playback/recorder - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for transport in the sense of this definition

(transport is a kind of ...) device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function

(... is part of transport) electronic equipment for making or playing magnetic tapes (but without amplifiers or speakers); a component in an audio system

(... is part of transport) a magnetic recorder using magnetic tape

Definition 5: an exchange of molecules (and their kinetic energy and momentum) across the boundary between adjacent layers of a fluid or across cell membranes - [noun denoting process]

(transport is a kind of ...) (physics) the process in which there is movement of a substance from an area of high concentration of that substance to an area of lower concentration

(... is a kind of transport ) transport of a substance (as a protein or drug) across a cell membrane against the concentration gradient; requires an expenditure of energy

(... is a kind of transport ) transport of a substance across a cell membrane by diffusion; expenditure of energy is not required

Definition 6: a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion - [noun denoting state]

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

  • listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture

Synonyms for transport in the sense of this definition

(transport is a kind of ...) the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection)

"his emotional state depended on her opinion" "he was in good spirits" "his spirit rose"

Definition 7: move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body - [verb of contact]

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

  • You must carry your camping gear
  • carry the suitcases to the car
  • This train is carrying nuclear waste
  • These pipes carry waste water into the river

Synonyms for transport in the sense of this definition

(transport is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of transport ) 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"

(... is a kind of transport ) transport in a chariot

(... is a kind of transport ) travel or be transported in a vehicle

"We drove to the university every morning" "They motored to London for the theater"

(... is a kind of transport ) carry with difficulty

"You'll have to lug this suitcase"

(... is a kind of transport ) transport in a vehicle

"haul stones from the quarry in a truck" "haul vegetables to the market"

(... is a kind of transport ) transport by aeroplane

"We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America"

(... is a kind of transport ) transport something in a cart

(... is a kind of transport ) carry, as on one's back

"Pack your tents to the top of the mountain"

(... is a kind of transport ) carry luggage or supplies

"They portered the food up Mount Kilimanjaro for the tourists"

(... is a kind of transport ) carry, bear, convey, or bring

"The small canoe could be ported easily"

(... is a kind of transport ) transport to a destination through pipes

"We have to pipe in oil"

(... is a kind of transport ) make a return

"return a kickback"

(... is a kind of transport ) carry in a bucket

(... is a kind of transport ) move while holding up or supporting

"Bear gifts" "bear a heavy load" "bear news" "bearing orders"

(... is a kind of transport ) carry or hold with both hands diagonally across the body, especially of weapons

"port a rifle"

(... is a kind of transport ) carry a burden, either real or metaphoric

"shoulder the burden"

(transport has a similar meaning as ...) propel or give impetus to

"The sudden gust of air propelled the ball to the other side of the fence"

(transport has a similar meaning as ...) pass on a communication

"The news was carried to every village in the province"

Definition 8: send from one person or place to another - [verb of contact]

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

  • transmit a message

Synonyms for transport in the sense of this definition

(transport is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of transport ) go or come after and bring or take back

"Get me those books over there, please" "Could you bring the wine?" "The dog fetched the hat"

(... is a kind of transport ) transfer (ideas or principles) from one domain into another

(... is a kind of transport ) transmit

"propagate sound or light through air"

(... is a kind of transport ) bring to a certain spiritual state

(... is a kind of transport ) let (something) fall or spill from a container

"turn the flour onto a plate"

(... is a kind of transport ) to cause or order to be taken, directed, or transmitted to another place

"He had sent the dispatches downtown to the proper people and had slept"

Definition 9: hold spellbound - [verb of emotion]

Synonyms for transport in the sense of this definition

(transport is a kind of ...) give pleasure to or be pleasing to

"These colors please the senses" "a pleasing sensation"

Definition 10: move something or somebody around; usually over long distances - [verb of motion]

(transport is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of transport ) convey by horizontal mass movement of a fluid

"energy advected from the environment"

(... is a kind of transport ) transport from one place or state to another

"Adam would have been carried over into the life eternal"

(... is a kind of transport ) wheel somebody or something

(... is a kind of transport ) give a passenger or a hitchhiker a lift

"We picked up a hitchhiker on the highway"

(... is a kind of transport ) transport in a flatbottom boat

(... is a kind of transport ) transport in a sleigh

(... is a kind of transport ) convey (goods etc.) by rails

"fresh fruit are railed from Italy to Belgium"

(... is a kind of transport ) convey (goods etc.) by truck

"truck fresh vegetables across the mountains"

(... is a kind of transport ) transport commercially as cargo

(... is a kind of transport ) transport by pipeline

"pipe oil, water, and gas into the desert"

(... is a kind of transport ) send or move around by bus

"The children were bussed to school"

(... is a kind of transport ) transport on a raft

"raft wood down a river"

(... is a kind of transport ) transport in a wheelbarrow

(... is a kind of transport ) transport by ferry

(... is a kind of transport ) set afloat

"He floated the logs down the river" "The boy floated his toy boat on the pond"

(... is a kind of transport ) transport in or send down a sluice

"sluice logs"

(... is a kind of transport ) transport by dematerializing at one point and assembling at another

Definition 11: transport commercially - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for transport in the sense of this definition

(transport is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of transport ) transport by barge on a body of water

(... is a kind of transport ) transport by railroad

(... is a kind of transport ) send away towards a designated goal

(... is a kind of transport ) send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit

"forward my mail"

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