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Definition 1: the act of going from one place to another - [noun denoting act]

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

  • he enjoyed selling but he hated the travel

Synonyms for travel in the sense of this definition

(travel is a kind of ...) the act of changing location from one place to another

"police controlled the motion of the crowd" "the movement of people from the farms to the cities" "his move put him directly in my path"

(... is a kind of travel ) travel by water

(... is a kind of travel ) taking an excursion for pleasure

(... is a kind of travel ) travelling about

"they took the show on the road" "they lost all their games on the road"

(... is a kind of travel ) travel by stagecoach

(... is a kind of travel ) a section or portion of a journey or course

"then we embarked on the second stage of our Caribbean cruise"

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

(... is a kind of travel ) travel via aircraft

"air travel involves too much waiting in airports" "if you've time to spare go by air"

(... is a kind of travel ) travel by being carried on horseback

(... is a kind of travel ) the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal

(... is a kind of travel ) traveling across

(... is a kind of travel ) traveling (especially on foot)

(... is a kind of travel ) travelling about without any clear destination

"she followed him in his wanderings and looked after him"

(... is a kind of travel ) travel across

(... is a kind of travel ) traveling or wandering around

(... is a kind of travel ) traveling around something (by ship or plane)

"Magellan's circumnavigation of the earth proved that it is a globe"

(... is a kind of travel ) the act of walking somewhere

"he took a walk after lunch"

(... is a kind of travel ) the travel of a commuter

Definition 2: self-propelled movement - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for travel in the sense of this definition

(travel is a kind of ...) the act of changing location from one place to another

"police controlled the motion of the crowd" "the movement of people from the farms to the cities" "his move put him directly in my path"

(... is a kind of travel ) a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance

"he taught them the waltz step"

(... is a kind of travel ) movement once around a course

"he drove an extra lap just for insurance"

(... is a kind of travel ) a slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body

"a crawl was all that the injured man could manage" "the traffic moved at a creep"

(... is a kind of travel ) a slow pace of running

(... is a kind of travel ) the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace

"he broke into a run" "his daily run keeps him fit"

(... is a kind of travel ) a horse's manner of moving

(... is a kind of travel ) the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down

"he walked with unsteady steps"

(... is a kind of travel ) the act of traveling by foot

"walking is a healthy form of exercise"

(... is a kind of travel ) swinging by the arms from branch to branch

(... is a kind of travel ) any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing

Definition 3: a movement through space that changes the location of something - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for travel in the sense of this definition

(travel is a kind of ...) a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

(... is a kind of travel ) a wild headlong rush of frightened animals (horses or cattle)

(... is a kind of travel ) process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space

(... is a kind of travel ) a movement upward

"they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon"

(... is a kind of travel ) a movement forward

"he listened for the progress of the troops"

(... is a kind of travel ) the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)

(... is a kind of travel ) a movement downward

"the rise and fall of the tides"

(... is a kind of travel ) a movement into or inward

(... is a kind of travel ) a movement downward

(... is a kind of travel ) movement upward in virtue of lightness

(... is a kind of travel ) movement downward resulting from gravitational attraction

"irrigation by gravitation rather than by pumps"

(... is a kind of travel ) a slow longitudinal movement or deformation

(... is a kind of travel ) free movement or passage (as of cytoplasm within a cell or sap through a plant)

"ocean circulation is an important part of global climate" "a fan aids air circulation"

(... is a kind of travel ) (astronomy) the rising of a star above the horizon

(... is a kind of travel ) a uniform movement without rotation

Definition 4: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically - [verb of motion]

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

  • How fast does your new car go?
  • We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus
  • The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect
  • The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell
  • news travelled fast

Synonyms for travel in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of travel ) become widely known and passed on

"the rumor spread" "the story went around in the office"

(... is a kind of travel ) cover a certain distance or advance beyond

"The drive carried to the green"

(... is a kind of travel ) move gently or carefully

"He eased himself into the chair"

(... is a kind of travel ) move with a whishing sound

"The car whished past her"

(... is a kind of travel ) move lightly, as if suspended

"The dancer floated across the stage"

(... is a kind of travel ) move (a piece of a program) into memory, in computer science

(... is a kind of travel ) go to or towards

"a liquid seeks its own level"

(... is a kind of travel ) move with a whining sound

"The bullets were whining past us"

(... is a kind of travel ) be dispersed or disseminated

"Rumors and accusations are flying"

(... is a kind of travel ) move like a floating object

"The moon rode high in the night sky"

(... is a kind of travel ) cover a certain distance

"She came a long way"

(... is a kind of travel ) move like a ghost

"The masked men ghosted across the moonlit yard"

(... is a kind of travel ) displace oneself; go from one location to another

(... is a kind of travel ) fly over

"The plane passed over Damascus"

(... is a kind of travel ) undergo transportation as in a vehicle

"We travelled North on Rte. 508"

(... is a kind of travel ) direct one's course or way

"wend your way through the crowds"

(... is a kind of travel ) travel or traverse (a distance)

"This car does 150 miles per hour" "We did 6 miles on our hike every day"

(... is a kind of travel ) travel by raft in water

"Raft the Colorado River"

(... is a kind of travel ) move around; move from place to place

"How does she get around without a car?"

(... is a kind of travel ) move, travel, or proceed toward some place

"He repaired to his cabin in the woods"

(... is a kind of travel ) travel at a moderate speed

"Please keep your seat belt fastened while the plane is reaching cruising altitude"

(... is a kind of travel ) travel upon or across

"travel the oceans"

(... is a kind of travel ) move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody

"He came singing down the road" "Come with me to the Casbah" "come down here!" "come out of the closet!" "come into the room"

(... is a kind of travel ) wind around; move along a circular course

"round the bend"

(... is a kind of travel ) move heavily

"the streetcar trundled down the avenue"

(... is a kind of travel ) move strenuously and with effort

"The crowd pushed forward"

(... is a kind of travel ) travel volitionally and in a certain direction with a certain goal

(... is a kind of travel ) change direction with a swinging motion; turn

"swing back" "swing forward"

(... is a kind of travel ) move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment

"The gypsies roamed the woods" "roving vagabonds" "the wandering Jew" "The cattle roam across the prairie" "the laborers drift from one town to the next" "They rolled from town to town"

(... is a kind of travel ) take a walk; go for a walk; walk for pleasure

"The lovers held hands while walking" "We like to walk every Sunday"

(... is a kind of travel ) to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course

"the river winds through the hills" "the path meanders through the vineyards" "sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body"

(... is a kind of travel ) move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy

(... is a kind of travel ) move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground

"The crocodile was crawling along the riverbed"

(... is a kind of travel ) to move hurriedly

"The friend scrambled after them"

(... is a kind of travel ) to pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly

"They slid through the wicket in the big gate"

(... is a kind of travel ) move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle

"The President's convoy rolled past the crowds"

(... is a kind of travel ) move smoothly and effortlessly

(... is a kind of travel ) move up and down repeatedly

(... is a kind of travel ) to proceed quickly and easily

(... is a kind of travel ) be in motion due to some air or water current

"The leaves were blowing in the wind" "the boat drifted on the lake" "The sailboat was adrift on the open sea" "the shipwrecked boat drifted away from the shore"

(... is a kind of travel ) move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly

"The spotlights played on the politicians"

(... is a kind of travel ) be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom

(... is a kind of travel ) move as if gliding through water

"this snake swims through the soil where it lives"

(... is a kind of travel ) use one's feet to advance; advance by steps

"Walk, don't run!" "We walked instead of driving" "She walks with a slight limp" "The patient cannot walk yet" "Walk over to the cabinet"

(... is a kind of travel ) pass to the other side of

"turn the corner" "move around the obstacle"

(... is a kind of travel ) travel around something

"circle the globe"

(... is a kind of travel ) move through a body or an object with a slicing motion

"His hand sliced through the air"

(... is a kind of travel ) wander from a direct course or at random

"The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her" "don't drift from the set course"

(... is a kind of travel ) travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means

"Run to the store!" "She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover there"

(... is a kind of travel ) shift or move by taking a step

"step back"

(... is a kind of travel ) 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 travel ) travel in an automobile

(... is a kind of travel ) move along on skis

"We love to ski the Rockies" "My children don't ski"

(... is a kind of travel ) travel through the air; be airborne

"Man cannot fly"

(... is a kind of travel ) travel by means of steam power

"The ship steamed off into the Pacific"

(... is a kind of travel ) travel by tram

(... is a kind of travel ) travel slowly

"The plane taxied down the runway"

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

(... is a kind of travel ) travel in a caravan

(... is a kind of travel ) sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions

"She never sat a horse!" "Did you ever ride a camel?" "The girl liked to drive the young mare"

(... is a kind of travel ) spring forward on the hind legs

"The young horse was prancing in the meadow"

(... is a kind of travel ) travel through water

"We had to swim for 20 minutes to reach the shore" "a big fish was swimming in the tank"

(... is a kind of travel ) move upward

"The fog lifted" "The smoke arose from the forest fire" "The mist uprose from the meadows"

(... is a kind of travel ) travel up

"We ascended the mountain" "go up a ladder" "The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope"

(... is a kind of travel ) move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

"The temperature is going down" "The barometer is falling" "The curtain fell on the diva" "Her hand went up and then fell again"

(... is a kind of travel ) descend in free fall under the influence of gravity

"The branch fell from the tree" "The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse"

(... is a kind of travel ) travel along a zigzag path

"The river zigzags through the countryside"

(... is a kind of travel ) travel along a certain course

"follow the road" "follow the trail"

(... is a kind of travel ) move forward, also in the metaphorical sense

"Time marches on"

(... is a kind of travel ) pull back or move away or backward

"The enemy withdrew" "The limo pulled away from the curb"

(... is a kind of travel ) move in a direction contrary to the usual one

"retrograding planets"

(... is a kind of travel ) move ahead; travel onward in time or space

"We proceeded towards Washington" "She continued in the direction of the hills" "We are moving ahead in time now"

(... is a kind of travel ) travel backward

"back into the driveway" "The car backed up and hit the tree"

(... is a kind of travel ) make a sweeping movement

"The camera panned across the room"

(... is a kind of travel ) to travel behind, go after, come after

"The ducklings followed their mother around the pond" "Please follow the guide through the museum"

(... is a kind of travel ) move ahead (of others) in time or space

(... is a kind of travel ) follow in or as if in pursuit

"The police car pursued the suspected attacker" "Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life"

(... is a kind of travel ) go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before

"return to your native land" "the professor returned to his teaching position after serving as Dean"

(... is a kind of travel ) run off or leave the rails

"the train derailed because a cow was standing on the tracks"

(... is a kind of travel ) move as a crowd or in a group

"Tourists flocked to the shrine where the statue was said to have shed tears"

(... is a kind of travel ) go or travel along with

"The nurse accompanied the old lady everywhere"

(... is a kind of travel ) move with great difficulty

"The soldiers billowed across the muddy riverbed"

(... is a kind of travel ) move around freely from person to person or from place to place

"She circulates among royalty"

(... is a kind of travel ) move in a circular path above (someone or something)

"the plane circled, looking for a landing spot"

(... is a kind of travel ) move or proceed at an angle

"he angled his way into the room"

(... is a kind of travel ) 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 travel ) move past

"A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window" "He passed his professor in the hall" "One line of soldiers surpassed the other"

(... is a kind of travel ) move very fast

"The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed"

(... is a kind of travel ) travel at an excessive or illegal velocity

"I got a ticket for speeding"

(... is a kind of travel ) move with a low humming noise

(... is a kind of travel ) move by being propelled by a force

"The car drove around the corner"

(... is a kind of travel ) move hurridly

"He rushed down the hall to receive his guests" "The cars raced down the street"

(... is a kind of travel ) move, proceed, or walk draggingly or slowly

"John trailed behind his class mates" "The Mercedes trailed behind the horse cart"

(... is a kind of travel ) travel back and forth between two points

(... is a kind of travel ) move with a whooshing sound

(... is a kind of travel ) move quickly and nimbly

"He whisked into the house"

(... is a kind of travel ) move headlong at high speed

"The cars careered down the road" "The mob careered through the streets"

(... is a kind of travel ) make a circuit

"They were circuiting about the state"

(... is a kind of travel ) move quickly, as if by cutting one's way

"Planes lanced towards the shore"

(... is a kind of travel ) go around the flank of (an opposing army)

(... is a kind of travel ) travel through the air

"sound and light propagate in this medium"

(... is a kind of travel ) move or go steadily or gradually

"The ship drew near the shore"

(... is a kind of travel ) change from one vehicle or transportation line to another

"She changed in Chicago on her way to the East coast"

(... is a kind of travel ) make violent, noisy movements

(... is a kind of travel ) go at a pace

"The horse paced"

(... is a kind of travel ) put down or press the foot, place the foot

"For fools rush in where angels fear to tread" "step on the brake"

(... is a kind of travel ) move with one's feet in a specific manner

"step lively"

(... is a kind of travel ) move with or as if with a rushing sound

"The cars hurtled by"

(... is a kind of travel ) move away, as for privacy

"The Pope retreats to Castelgondolfo every summer"

(... is a kind of travel ) move with, or as with, a whistling sound

"The bullets whistled past him"

(... is a kind of travel ) travel from one island to the next

"on the cruise, we did some island-hopping"

(... is a kind of travel ) move in a way resembling that of a plow cutting into or going through the soil

"The ship plowed through the water"

(... is a kind of travel ) move slowly and unsteadily

"The truck lurched down the road"

(... is a kind of travel ) move as if through a sieve

"The soldiers sifted through the woods"

(... is a kind of travel ) move in a specified direction

"The line of men fall forward"

(... is a kind of travel ) move slowly and as if with great effort

(... is a kind of travel ) move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way

"who are these people running around in the building?" "She runs around telling everyone of her troubles" "let the dogs run free"

(... is a kind of travel ) move noisily

"The window banged shut" "The old man banged around the house"

(... is a kind of travel ) move in a gyrating fashion

"the poles of the Earth precess at a right angle to the force that is applied"

(... is a kind of travel ) travel from place to place, as for the purpose of finding work, preaching, or acting as a judge

(... is a kind of travel ) sit on and control a vehicle

"He rides his bicycle to work every day" "She loves to ride her new motorcycle through town"

(... is a kind of travel ) travel on snowshoes

"After a heavy snowfall, we have to snowshoe to the grocery store"

(... is a kind of travel ) fly or go in a manner resembling a beetle

"He beetled up the staircase" "They beetled off home"

(travel has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 5: make a trip for pleasure - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for travel in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of travel ) go on a pleasure trip

(... is a kind of travel ) go to certain places as for sightseeing

"Did you ever visit Paris?"

(... is a kind of travel ) undertake a journey or trip

(... is a kind of travel ) travel a route regularly

"Ships ply the waters near the coast"

(... is a kind of travel ) travel back and forth regularly, as between one's place of work and home

(... is a kind of travel ) travel around, through, or over, especially on foot

"peregrinate the bridge"

(travel causes ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

Definition 6: travel upon or across - [verb of motion]

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

  • travel the oceans

Synonyms for travel in the sense of this definition

(travel is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of travel ) traverse or travel on (a body of water)

"We sailed the Atlantic" "He sailed the Pacific all alone"

(... is a kind of travel ) travel by ship

(... is a kind of travel ) ride over, along, or through

"Ride the freeways of California"

(... is a kind of travel ) travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft

"Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic"

(... is a kind of travel ) drive around aimlessly but ostentatiously and at leisure

"She cruised the neighborhood in her new convertible"

(travel has a similar meaning as ...) undertake a journey or trip

Definition 7: undergo transportation as in a vehicle - [verb of motion]

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

  • We travelled North on Rte. 508

(travel is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of travel ) travel in an airplane

"she is flying to Cincinnati tonight" "Are we driving or flying?"

(... is a kind of travel ) travel by means of an aircraft, bus, etc.

"She hopped a train to Chicago" "He hopped rides all over the country"

(... is a kind of travel ) be carried or travel on or in a vehicle

"I ride to work in a bus" "He rides the subway downtown every day"

Definition 8: undertake a journey or trip - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for travel in the sense of this definition

(travel is a kind of ...) make a trip for pleasure

(... is a kind of travel ) make a tour of a certain place

"We toured the Provence this summer"

(... is a kind of travel ) travel all over the world for pleasure and sightseeing

(... is a kind of travel ) ride in or travel with a sledge

"the antarctic expedition sledged along the coastline" "The children sledged all day by the lake"

(... is a kind of travel ) travel on water propelled by wind or by other means

"The QE2 will sail to Southampton tomorrow"

(... is a kind of travel ) make a long and difficult journey

"They trekked towards the North Pole with sleds and skis"

(... is a kind of travel ) journey on foot, especially in the mountains

"We spent the summer trekking in the foothills of the Himalayas"

(travel has a similar meaning as ...) travel upon or across

"travel the oceans"

Definition 9: travel from place to place, as for the purpose of finding work, preaching, or acting as a judge - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for travel in the sense of this definition

(travel is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of travel ) travel from place to place, as for work

"an itinerating merchant"

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