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TRANSIT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does transit mean? 

TRANSIT (noun)
  The noun TRANSIT has 3 senses:

1. a surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripod
2. a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods
3. a journey usually by ship

  Familiarity information: TRANSIT used as a noun is uncommon.


TRANSIT (verb)
  The verb TRANSIT has 4 senses:

1. make a passage or journey from one place to another
2. pass across (a sign or house of the zodiac) or pass across (the disk of a celestial body or the meridian of a place)
3. revolve (the telescope of a surveying transit) about its horizontal transverse axis in order to reverse its direction
4. cause or enable to pass through

  Familiarity information: TRANSIT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TRANSIT (noun)


Sense 1transit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripod

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

theodolite; transit

Hypernyms ("transit" is a kind of...):

surveying instrument; surveyor's instrument (an instrument used by surveyors)

Meronyms (parts of "transit"):

alidad; alidade (surveying instrument consisting of the upper movable part of a theodolite including the telescope and its attachments)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "transit"):

tacheometer; tachymeter (a theodolite designed for rapid measurements)


Sense 2transit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

transportation; transportation system; transit

Hypernyms ("transit" is a kind of...):

facility; installation (a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry)

Meronyms (parts of "transit"):

way (any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another)

depot; terminal; terminus (station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods)

public transport (conveyance for passengers or mail or freight)

line (a commercial organization serving as a common carrier)

bridge; span (a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.)

airfield; field; flying field; landing field (a place where planes take off and land)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "transit"):

air transportation system (a transportation system for moving passengers or goods by air)

highway system (a transportation system consisting of roads for motor transport)

public transit (a public transportation system for moving passengers)

short line (a transportation system that operates over relatively short distances)

telferage; telpherage (a transportation system in which cars (telphers) are suspended from cables and operated on electricity)

Holonyms ("transit" is a part of...):

base; infrastructure (the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area)


Sense 3transit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A journey usually by ship

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

transit; passage

Context example:

the outward passage took 10 days

Hypernyms ("transit" is a kind of...):

journey; journeying (the act of traveling from one place to another)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "transit"):

lockage (passage through a lock in a canal or waterway)


TRANSIT (verb)


Sense 1transit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a passage or journey from one place to another

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

move through; pass across; pass over; pass through; transit

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "transit" is one way to...):

go across; go through; pass (go across or through)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "transit"):

cut (pass through or across)

Sentence frames:

Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2transit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pass across (a sign or house of the zodiac) or pass across (the disk of a celestial body or the meridian of a place)

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

The comet will transit on September 11

Hypernyms (to "transit" is one way to...):

go across; go through; pass (go across or through)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something ----s something


Sense 3transit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Revolve (the telescope of a surveying transit) about its horizontal transverse axis in order to reverse its direction

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "transit" is one way to...):

revolve; roll (cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4transit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause or enable to pass through

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

The canal will transit hundreds of ships every day

Hypernyms (to "transit" is one way to...):

bring; convey; take (take something or somebody with oneself somewhere)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


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