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v. t. 1. To carry or bear from one place to another; to remove;
to convey; as, to transport goods; to transport troops.
[imp. & p. p. Transported; p. pr. & vb. n. Transporting.]
2. To carry, or cause to be carried, into banishment, as a criminal;
3. To carry away with vehement emotion, as joy, sorrow, complacency,
anger, etc.; to ravish with pleasure or ecstasy; as, music transports
[They] laugh as if transported with some fit
We shall then be transported with a nobler . . . wonder.
n. 1. Transportation; carriage; conveyance.
The Romans . . . stipulated with the Carthaginians to furnish them
with ships for transport and war.
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,
3. Vehement emotion; passion; ecstasy; rapture.
With transport views the airy rule his own,
And swells on an imaginary throne.
Say not, in transports of despair,
That all your hopes are fled.
4. A convict transported, or sentenced to exile.
Noun 1. transport - something that serves as a means of transportation
2. transport - an exchange of molecules (and their kinetic energy
and momentum) across the boundary between adjacent layers of a fluid
or across cell membranes
3. transport - the commercial enterprise of transporting goods and
Synonyms: shipping, transportation
4. transport - a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion;
"listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture"- Charles
Synonyms: ecstasy, exaltation, rapture, raptus
5. transport - a mechanism that transport magnetic tape across the
read/write heads of a tape playback/recorder
Synonyms: tape drive, tape transport
Verb 1. transport - move something or somebody around; usually over
2. transport - move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in
one's hands or on one's body; "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"
3. transport - hold spellbound
Synonyms: enchant, enrapture, enthral, enthrall, ravish, delight
4. transport - transport commercially
Synonyms: ship, send
5. transport - send from one person or place to another; "transmit
Synonyms: channel, channelise, channelize, transmit, transfer
For other article subjects named transport see transport (disambiguation).
Transport, or transportation in American English, is the movement
of people and goods from one place to another. The term is derived
from the Latin trans, meaning across, and portare, meaning to carry.
Aspects of transportThe field of transport has several aspects:
loosely they can be divided into a triad of infrastructure, vehicles,
and operations. Infrastructure includes the transport networks (roads,
railways, airways, canals, pipelines, etc.) that are used, as well
as the nodes or terminals (such as airports, railway stations, bus
stations and seaports). The vehicles generally ride on the networks,
such as automobiles, trains, airplanes. The operations deal with
the control of the system, such as traffic signals and ramp meters,
railroad switches, air traffic control, etc, as well as policies,
such as how to finance the system (e.g. use of tolls or gasoline
taxes in the case of highway transport).
the design of networks are the domain of civil engineering and urban
planning, the design of vehicles of mechanical engineering and specialized
subfields such as nautical engineering and aerospace engineering,
and the operations are usually specialized, though might appropriately
belong to operations research or systems engineering.
Modes of transport Modes are combinations of networks, vehicles,
and operations, and include walking, the road transport system,
rail transport, ship transport and modern aviation.
Categories of transport (Non-human) Animal-powered transport
Motorized road transport
Transport on other planets
Proposed future transport
communications Transport and communication are both substitutes
and complements. Though it might be possible that sufficiently advanced
communication could substitute for transport, one could telegraph,
telephone, fax, or email a customer rather than visiting them in
person, it has been found that those modes of communication in fact
generate more total interactions, including interpersonal interactions.
The growth in transport would be impossible without communication,
which is vital for advanced transportation systems, from railroads
which want to run trains in two directions on a single track, to
air traffic control which requires knowing the location of aircraft
in the sky. Thus, it has been found that the increase of one generally
leads to more of the other.
Transport, activities and land use There is a well-known relationship
between the density of development, and types of transportation.
Density is defined as area of floorspace per area of land. As a
rule of thumb, densities of 1.5 or less are well suited to automobiles.
Densities of six and above are well suited to trains. The range
of densities from about two up to about four is not well served
by conventional public or private transport. Many cities have grown
into these densities, and are suffering traffic problems. Personal
rapid transit might fill this gap.
Land uses support
activities. Those activities are spatially separated. People need
transport to go from one to the other (from home to work to shop
back to home for instance). Transport is a "derived demand,"
in that transport is unnecessary but for the activities pursued
at the ends of trips. Good land use keeps common activities close
(e.g. housing and food shopping), and places higher-density development
closer to transportation lines and hubs. Poor land use concentrates
activities (such as jobs) far from other destinations (such as housing
There are economies
of agglomeration. Beyond transportation some land uses are more
efficient when clustered. Transportation facilities consume land,
and in cities, pavement (devoted to streets and parking) can easily
exceed 20% of the total land use. An efficient transport system
can reduce land waste.
Transport, energy, and the environment Transport is a major use
of energy. Most transport burns hydrocarbons. If partially burned,
these create pollution. Though vehicles in the United States have
been getting cleaner because of environmental regulations, this
has been offset by more vehicles and more use of each vehicle. Low-pollution
fuels can reduce pollution. The most popular low-pollution fuel
at this time is liquified natural gas. Hydrogen is an even lower-pollution
fuel, but producing and storing it economically is currently not
feasible. Other alternative renewable energy sources such as biodiesel
are being researched heavily.
is to make vehicles more efficient, which reduces pollution and
waste by reducing the energy use. If electricity can be gotten to
the vehicle, electric motors are the most efficient of all. Another
method is to generate energy using fuel cells, which are two to
five times as efficient as the heat engines traditionally used in
vehicles. A trivial, but very effective method is to streamline
ground vehicles, which spend up to 75% of their energy on air-resistance.
Another method is to recycle the energy normally lost to braking,
but this leads to a more complex vehicle.
See also List of transport topics
Transportation reference tables
Elysium, abandon, agitate, air express, airfreight, airlift, ardor,
asportation, ban, banish, bearing, beatification, beatitude, becharm,
beguile, bewitch, bewitchment, blackball, blessedness, bliss, blissfulness,
bring, buck, captivate, carriage, carrier, carry away, carrying,
cartage, cast a spell, cast out, charm, cheer, cheerfulness, cloud
nine, conduct, conveyance, craze, cut, delectate, delectation, delight,
delirium, deliver, deport, disfellowship, displace, drayage, ecstasy,
ecstatics, elation, electrify, elevate, enchant, enchantment, enravish,
enthrall, enthusiasm, euphoria, exaltation, excite, exclude, excommunicate,
exhilaration, exile, expatriate, expel, expressage, extradite, exuberance,
exultation, fascinate, felicity, ferriage, ferry, fervor, fetch,
fire and fury, fly, forward, freak out, freight, freightage, frenzy,
fugitate, furor, furore, fury, gaiety, get, gladness, glee, happiness,
haul, haulage, hauling, heaven, high spirits, hump, hypnotize, hysteria,
imparadise, infatuate, inflame, intoxication, intrigue, joy, joyance,
joyfulness, knock dead, knock out, lighterage, lug, lugging, madness,
manhandle, mesmerize, moving, orgasm, orgy, ostracize, outlaw, overhappiness,
overjoyfulness, pack, packing, paradise, passion, portage, porterage,
proscribe, provoke, quicken, rage, railway express, rapture, ravishment,
relegate, rhapsody, rusticate, send, send away, send down, send
to Coventry, seventh heaven, ship, shipment, shipping, slay, snub,
spell, spellbind, spurn, stimulate, stir up, sunshine, take, tearing
passion, telpherage, thrill, thrust out, tickle, tickle pink, titillate,
tote, toting, towering rage, trance, transferral, transit, transmit,
transportation, transporting, transshipment, truckage, unalloyed
happiness, uplift, vamp, waft, waftage, wagonage, whisk, wing,