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TRANSPORT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does transport mean? 

TRANSPORT (noun)
  The noun TRANSPORT has 5 senses:

1. something that serves as a means of transportation
2. an exchange of molecules (and their kinetic energy and momentum) across the boundary between adjacent layers of a fluid or across cell membranes
3. the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials
4. a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
5. a mechanism that transports magnetic tape across the read/write heads of a tape playback/recorder

  Familiarity information: TRANSPORT used as a noun is common.


TRANSPORT (verb)
  The verb TRANSPORT has 5 senses:

1. move something or somebody around; usually over long distances
2. move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
3. hold spellbound
4. transport commercially
5. send from one person or place to another

  Familiarity information: TRANSPORT used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


TRANSPORT (noun)


Sense 1transport [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something that serves as a means of transportation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

transport; conveyance

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

instrumentality; instrumentation (an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end)

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

sidecar (conveyance consisting of a small carrier attached to the side of a motorcycle)

lift; ski lift; ski tow (a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill)

telfer; telpher (one of the conveyances (or cars) in a telpherage)

trailer (a large transport conveyance designed to be pulled by a truck or tractor)

aerial tramway; cable tramway; ropeway; tram; tramway (a conveyance that transports passengers or freight in carriers suspended from cables and supported by a series of towers)

vehicle (a conveyance that transports people or objects)

cargo ships; merchant marine; merchant vessels; shipping (conveyance provided by the ships belonging to one country or industry)

roll-on roll-off (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)

public transport (conveyance for passengers or mail or freight)

mail (a conveyance that transports the letters and packages that are conveyed by the postal system)

litter (conveyance consisting of a chair or bed carried on two poles by bearers)

horsebox (a conveyance (railroad car or trailer) for transporting racehorses)

dolly (conveyance consisting of a wheeled support on which a camera can be mounted)

dolly (conveyance consisting of a wheeled platform for moving heavy objects)


Sense 2transport [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An exchange of molecules (and their kinetic energy and momentum) across the boundary between adjacent layers of a fluid or across cell membranes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

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

diffusion ((physics) the process of diffusing; the intermingling of molecules in gases and liquids as a result of random thermal agitation)

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

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

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


Sense 3transport [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

shipping; transport; transportation

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

business; business enterprise; commercial enterprise (the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects)

Domain member category:

on-line (on a regular route of a railroad or bus or airline system)

off-line (not on a regular route of a transportation system)

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

express; expressage (rapid transport of goods)

air transport; air transportation (transportation by air)

navigation (ship traffic)

hauling; truckage; trucking (the activity of transporting goods by truck)

freight; freightage (transporting goods commercially at rates cheaper than express rates)

ferry; ferrying (transport by boat or aircraft)

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

commerce; commercialism; mercantilism (transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services))


Sense 4transport [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

ecstasy; exaltation; rapture; raptus; transport

Context example:

listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture

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

emotional state; spirit (the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection))


Sense 5transport [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A mechanism that transports magnetic tape across the read/write heads of a tape playback/recorder

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

tape drive; tape transport; transport

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

mechanism (device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function)

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

tape machine; tape recorder (a magnetic recorder using magnetic tape)

tape deck (electronic equipment for making or playing magnetic tapes (but without amplifiers or speakers); a component in an audio system)


TRANSPORT (verb)


Sense 1transport [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move something or somebody around; usually over long distances

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

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

displace; move (cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense)

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

rail (convey (goods etc.) by rails)

sledge (transport in a sleigh)

lighter (transport in a flatbottom boat)

pick up (give a passenger or a hitchhiker a lift)

wheel; wheel around (wheel somebody or something)

carry over (transport from one place or state to another)

advect (convey by horizontal mass movement of a fluid)

truck (convey (goods etc.) by truck)

freight (transport commercially as cargo)

pipe (transport by pipeline)

bus (send or move around by bus)

raft (transport on a raft)

wheelbarrow (transport in a wheelbarrow)

ferry (transport by ferry)

float (set afloat)

sluice (transport in or send down a sluice)

teleport (transport by dematerializing at one point and assembling at another)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody PP
Somebody ----s something PP

Sentence example:

They transport the parcel to their parents


Sense 2transport [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

carry; transport

Context examples:

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

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

displace; move (cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense)

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

cart (transport something in a cart)

fly (transport by aeroplane)

haul (transport in a vehicle)

lug; tote; tug (carry with difficulty)

chariot (transport in a chariot)

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

pack (carry, as on one's back)

porter (carry luggage or supplies)

port (carry, bear, convey, or bring)

pipe in (bring in through pipes)

return (make a return)

bucket (carry in a bucket)

bear (move while holding up or supporting)

port (carry or hold with both hands diagonally across the body, especially of weapons)

shoulder (carry a burden, either real or metaphoric)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody PP
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 3transport [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hold spellbound

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

enthrall; enthral; enrapture; enchant; ravish; delight; transport

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

delight; please (give pleasure to or be pleasing to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence examples:

The good news will transport her
The performance is likely to transport Sue


Sense 4transport [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Transport commercially

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

ship; send; transport

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

displace; move (cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense)

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

forward; send on (send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit)

despatch; dispatch; send off (send away towards a designated goal)

railroad (transport by railroad)

barge (transport by barge on a body of water)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody PP
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 5transport [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Send from one person or place to another

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

channelize; channelise; channel; transmit; transport; transfer

Context example:

transmit a message

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

displace; move (cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense)

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

send; send out (to cause or order to be taken, directed, or transmitted to another place)

release; turn (let (something) fall or spill a container)

translate (bring to a certain spiritual state)

propagate (transmit)

project (transfer (ideas or principles) from one domain into another)

bring; convey; fetch; get (go or come after and bring or take back)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP


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