Transport : Definition


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Definitions of Transport

Pronunciation : Trans*port"
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [F. transporter, L. transportare; trans across + portare to carry. See Port bearing, demeanor.]
Definition : 1. To carry or bear from one place to another; to remove; to convey; as, to transport goods; to transport troops. Hakluyt.

2. To carry, or cause to be carried, into banishment, as a criminal; to banish.

3. To carry away with vehement emotion, as joy, sorrow, complacency, anger, etc.; to ravish with pleasure or ecstasy; as, music transports the soul. [They] laugh as if transported with some fit Of passion. Milton. We shall then be transported with a nobler . . . wonder. South.

t. [imp. & p. p. Transported; p. pr. & vb. n. Transporting.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Trans"port
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [F. See Transport, v.]
Definition : 1. Transportation; carriage; conveyance. The Romans . . . stipulated with the Carthaginians to furnish them with ships for transport and war. Arbuthnot.

2. A vessel employed for transporting, especially for carrying soldiers, warlike stores, or provisions, from one place to another, or to convey convicts to their destination; -- called also transport ship, transport vessel.

3. Vehement emotion; passion; ecstasy; rapture. With transport views the airy rule his own, And swells on an imaginary throne. Pope. Say not, in transports of despair, That all your hopes are fled. Doddridge.

4. A convict transported, or sentenced to exile.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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