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This page has 25 definitions of transport with English translations in 9 languages. Transport is a verb and noun. Examples of how to use transport in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

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English transport definition

Etymology

From Middle English transporten, a borrowing from Old French transporter (carry or convey across), from Latin trānsportō, from trans (across) + porto (to carry).

Pronunciation

Verb
Noun

Verb

transport (third-person singular simple present transports, present participle transporting, simple past and past participle transported)

  1. To carry or bear from one place to another; to remove; to convey.
    to transport goods; to transport troops
    • 2021 January 13, Dr Joseph Brennan, “Spectacular funiculars”, in RAIL, issue 922, page 53:
      But the village's growth was curbed by the cliffs that restricted onward exploration for visitors, while goods such as coal and lime, which had arrived by water, were being transported up the severe incline to the town of Lynton by horse and cart.
  2. (historical) To deport to a penal colony.
  3. (figuratively) To move (someone) to strong emotion; to carry away.
    Music transports the soul.

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Translations

Noun

transport (countable and uncountable, plural transports)

  1. An act of transporting; conveyance.
    The transport of goods is not included in the price given on the website.
  2. The state of being transported by emotion; rapture.
    • 1919, Elisabeth P. Stork (translator), Heidi, Johanna Spyri, page 53:
      In her transport at finding such treasures, Heidi even forgot Peter and his goats.
  3. A vehicle used to transport (passengers, mail, freight, troops etc.)
  4. (Canada) A tractor-trailer.
  5. The system of transporting passengers, etc. in a particular region; the vehicles used in such a system.
    The local transport received a big boost as part of the mayor's infrastructural plans.
  6. A device that moves recording tape across the read/write heads of a tape recorder or video recorder etc.
  7. (historical) A deported convict.

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Catalan transport definition

Etymology

From transportar (to transport).

Noun

transport m (plural transports)

  1. transport

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Dutch transport definition

Etymology

From Middle Dutch transport, from Middle French transport, from Old French transport, from transporter (carry or convey across), from Latin transporto, from trans (across) + porto (to carry).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /trɑnˈspɔrt/, /trɑnsˈpɔrt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: trans‧port
  • Rhymes: -ɔrt

Noun

transport n (plural transporten, diminutive transportje n)

  1. transport

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French transport definition

Pronunciation

Noun

transport m (plural transports)

  1. transport

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Norwegian Bokmål transport definition

Etymology

From Medieval Latin transportus, from Latin transportare

Noun

transport m (definite singular transporten, indefinite plural transporter, definite plural transportene)

  1. transport, transportation

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Norwegian Nynorsk transport definition

Etymology

From Medieval Latin transportus, from Latin transportare

Noun

transport m (definite singular transporten, indefinite plural transportar, definite plural transportane)

  1. transport, transportation

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Polish transport definition

Etymology

From Latin trānsportō.

Pronunciation

Noun

transport m inan

  1. transport (act of transporting)
    Synonym: przewóz
  2. transport (vehicle used to transport passengers, mail or freight)
  3. transport (system of transporting passengers, etc. in a particular region)
  4. load, cargo
    Synonyms: fracht, ładunek

Declension

Derived terms

  • (verbs) transportować, przetransportować, przetransportowywać, przytransportować, wytransportować
  • (nouns) transportowiec, transportówka
  • (adjective) transportowy

Related terms

  • (nouns) transporter, transporterka, transportacja
  • (adjective) transporterowy

Further reading

  • transport in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • transport in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian transport definition

Etymology

From French transport.

Noun

transport n (plural transporturi)

  1. transport

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Serbo-Croatian transport definition

Noun

trànsport m (Cyrillic spelling тра̀нспорт)

  1. transport, conveyance
  2. transport (vehicle)

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Swedish transport definition

Pronunciation

Noun

transport c

  1. a transport, something to be moved
  2. a transport, a preliminary sum to be carried to the next page
  3. a transport, promotion to a new job or task

Declension

Declension of transport 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative transport transporten transporter transporterna
Genitive transports transportens transporters transporternas

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