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tran·sit

 (trăn′sĭt, -zĭt)
n.
1. The act of passing over, across, or through; passage.
2.
a. Conveyance of people or goods from one place to another, especially on a local public transportation system.
b. The system or vehicles used for such conveyance.
3. A transition or change, as to a spiritual existence at death.
4. Astronomy
a. The passage of a celestial body across the observer's meridian.
b. The passage of a smaller celestial body or its shadow across the disk of a larger celestial body.
5. A surveying instrument similar to a theodolite that measures horizontal and vertical angles.
v. tran·sit·ed, tran·sit·ing, tran·sits
v.tr.
1. To pass over, across, or through: aircraft transiting the United States and Canada.
2. Astronomy To make a transit across (a celestial body as perceived by an observer), as a planet passing between the sun and Earth.
3. To revolve (the telescope of a surveying transit) about its horizontal transverse axis in order to reverse its direction.
v.intr. Astronomy
To make a transit.

[Middle English transite, from Latin trānsitus, from past participle of trānsīre, to go across; see transient.]

transit

(ˈtrænsɪt; ˈtrænz-)
n
1.
a. the passage or conveyance of goods or people
b. (as modifier): a transit visa.
2. a change or transition
3. a route
4. (Astronomy) astronomy
a. the passage of a celestial body or satellite across the face of a relatively larger body as seen from the earth
b. the apparent passage of a celestial body across the meridian, caused by the earth's diurnal rotation
5. (Astrology) astrology the passage of a planet across some special point on the zodiac
6. in transit while being conveyed; during passage
vb
7. to make a transit through or over (something)
8. (Astronomy) astronomy to make a transit across (a celestial body or the meridian)
9. (Surveying) to cause (the telescope of a surveying instrument) to turn over or (of such a telescope) to be turned over in a vertical plane so that it points in the opposite direction
[C15: from Latin transitus a going over, from transīre to pass over; see transient]
ˈtransitable adj

tran•sit

(ˈtræn sɪt, -zɪt)

n.
1. the act or fact of passing across or through; passage from one place to another.
2. conveyance or transportation from one place to another, as of persons or goods.
3. a means or system of local public transportation, esp. in an urban area.
4. a transition or change.
5. Astron.
a. the passage of a heavenly body across the meridian of a given location or through the field of a telescope.
b. the passage of Mercury or Venus across the disk of the sun, or of a satellite or its shadow across the face of its primary.
6. Astrol. the passage of a planet in aspect to another planet or a specific point in a horoscope.
7. a surveyor's instrument, as a theodolite, having a telescope that can be transited, used for measuring horizontal and sometimes vertical angles.
v.t.
8. to pass across or through.
9. to turn (the telescope of a surveyor's transit) in a vertical plane in order to reverse direction.
10. Astron. to cross (a meridian, celestial body, etc.).
v.i.
11. to pass over or through something.
12. Astron. to make a transit across a meridian, celestial body, etc.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin trānsitus going across, passage =trānsi-, variant s. of trānsīre to go across (trāns- trans- + -īre to go) + -tus suffix of v. action]

transit


Past participle: transited
Gerund: transiting

Imperative
transit
transit
Present
I transit
you transit
he/she/it transits
we transit
you transit
they transit
Preterite
I transited
you transited
he/she/it transited
we transited
you transited
they transited
Present Continuous
I am transiting
you are transiting
he/she/it is transiting
we are transiting
you are transiting
they are transiting
Present Perfect
I have transited
you have transited
he/she/it has transited
we have transited
you have transited
they have transited
Past Continuous
I was transiting
you were transiting
he/she/it was transiting
we were transiting
you were transiting
they were transiting
Past Perfect
I had transited
you had transited
he/she/it had transited
we had transited
you had transited
they had transited
Future
I will transit
you will transit
he/she/it will transit
we will transit
you will transit
they will transit
Future Perfect
I will have transited
you will have transited
he/she/it will have transited
we will have transited
you will have transited
they will have transited
Future Continuous
I will be transiting
you will be transiting
he/she/it will be transiting
we will be transiting
you will be transiting
they will be transiting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been transiting
you have been transiting
he/she/it has been transiting
we have been transiting
you have been transiting
they have been transiting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been transiting
you will have been transiting
he/she/it will have been transiting
we will have been transiting
you will have been transiting
they will have been transiting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been transiting
you had been transiting
he/she/it had been transiting
we had been transiting
you had been transiting
they had been transiting
Conditional
I would transit
you would transit
he/she/it would transit
we would transit
you would transit
they would transit
Past Conditional
I would have transited
you would have transited
he/she/it would have transited
we would have transited
you would have transited
they would have transited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.transit - a surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripodtransit - a surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripod
alidad, alidade - surveying instrument consisting of the upper movable part of a theodolite including the telescope and its attachments
surveying instrument, surveyor's instrument - an instrument used by surveyors
tacheometer, tachymeter - a theodolite designed for rapid measurements
2.transit - a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goodstransit - a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods
airfield, flying field, landing field, field - a place where planes take off and land
air transportation system - a transportation system for moving passengers or goods by air
bridge, span - a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
facility, installation - a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry; "the assembly plant is an enormous facility"
highway system - a transportation system consisting of roads for motor transport
infrastructure, base - the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area; "the industrial base of Japan"
line - a commercial organization serving as a common carrier
public transit - a public transportation system for moving passengers
public transport - conveyance for passengers or mail or freight
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
depot, terminal, terminus - station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods
way - any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another; "he said he was looking for the way out"
3.transit - a journey usually by shiptransit - a journey usually by ship; "the outward passage took 10 days"
journey, journeying - the act of traveling from one place to another
lockage - passage through a lock in a canal or waterway
Verb1.transit - make a passage or journey from one place to anothertransit - make a passage or journey from one place to another; "The tourists moved through the town and bought up all the souvenirs;" "Some travelers pass through the desert"
transit - cause or enable to pass through; "The canal will transit hundreds of ships every day"
cut - pass through or across; "The boat cut the water"
go across, pass, go through - go across or through; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind"
2.transit - pass across (a sign or house of the zodiac) or pass across (the disk of a celestial body or the meridian of a place)transit - pass across (a sign or house of the zodiac) or pass across (the disk of a celestial body or the meridian of a place); "The comet will transit on September 11"
go across, pass, go through - go across or through; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind"
3.transit - revolve (the telescope of a surveying transit) about its horizontal transverse axis in order to reverse its directiontransit - revolve (the telescope of a surveying transit) about its horizontal transverse axis in order to reverse its direction
revolve, roll - cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis; "She rolled the ball"; "They rolled their eyes at his words"
4.transit - cause or enable to pass throughtransit - cause or enable to pass through; "The canal will transit hundreds of ships every day"
move through, pass across, pass through, transit, pass over - make a passage or journey from one place to another; "The tourists moved through the town and bought up all the souvenirs;" "Some travelers pass through the desert"
bring, convey, take - take something or somebody with oneself somewhere; "Bring me the box from the other room"; "Take these letters to the boss"; "This brings me to the main point"

transit

verb
1. pass, travel, cross, journey, traverse, move They have been allowed back into Kuwait by transitting through Baghdad.
in transit en route, on the way, on the road, on the move, in motion, on the go (informal), on the journey, while travelling, during transport, during passage We cannot be held responsible for goods lost in transit.

transit

noun
1. The moving of persons or goods from one place to another:
2. The process or an instance of passing from one form, state, or stage to another:
verb
To go across:
Translations
عُبُورمُرور، إنْتِقال
přeprava
transittransport
kuljetus
tranzit
tranzit
flutningur
輸送
운송
tranzitas
pārvadājumitranzīts
genomresa
การขนส่ง
việc vận chuyển

transit

[ˈtrænzɪt]
A. Ntránsito m
in transiten tránsito
B. CPD transit camp Ncampo m de tránsito
transit lounge N (Brit) → sala f de tránsito
transit visa Nvisado m or (LAm) visa f de tránsito

transit

[ˈtrænsɪt] n (= transport) → transit m
in transit → en transit
to get lost in transit → être perdu pendant le transporttransit camp ncamp m de transit

transit

nDurchfahrt f, → Transit m; (of goods)Transport m; the books were damaged in transitdie Bücher wurden auf dem Transport beschädigt; passengers in transit for New YorkTransitreisende plnach New York; goods in transit for New YorkGüter plfür den Weitertransport nach New York; they are stationed here in transitsie sind hier zwischendurch stationiert

transit

:
transit camp
transit desk
nTransitschalter m
transit freight
nTransitfracht f

transit

:
transit passenger
nDurchgangsreisende(r) mf, → Transitreisende(r) mf
Transit (van)®
n (Brit) → Lieferwagen m, → Transporter m
transit visa
nDurchreisevisum nt, → Transitvisum nt

transit

[ˈtrænzɪt] ntransito
in transit → in transito
their luggage was lost in transit → il loro bagaglio è stato smarrito durante il trasferimento

transit

(ˈtrӕnsit) noun
the carrying or movement of goods, passengers etc from place to place. The goods have been lost in transit.

transit

عُبُور přeprava transport Transport διακίνηση tránsito kuljetus transit tranzit transito 輸送 운송 vervoer gjennomfart tranzyt trânsito перевозка genomresa การขนส่ง transit việc vận chuyển 运输
References in classic literature ?
Clifford could hear the obstreperous howl of the steam-devil, and, by leaning a little way from the arched window, could catch a glimpse of the trains of cars, flashing a brief transit across the extremity of the street.
Yes, I had the sharpest sense that during this transit he never took his eyes from me, and I can see at this moment the way his hand, as he went, passed from one of the crenelations to the next.
In the face of handicaps such as these the packers counted themselves lucky if they could kill off the cattle that had been crippled in transit and the hogs that had developed disease.
It was not only that there was something akin to association and intimacy in drinking next, but there was the fearful joy of meeting her in transit and receiving a cold and disdainful look from her wonderful eyes.
It was as if a martyr, a hero, had passed a slave or victim, and imparted strength in the transit.
The Perkins plan of rapid transit telephony is to prepare a list of names, from ten to thirty, and to flash from one to another as fast as the operator can ring them up.
The nearer moon of Mars makes a complete revolution around the planet in a little over seven and one-half hours, so that she may be seen hurtling through the sky like some huge meteor two or three times each night, revealing all her phases during each transit of the heavens.
During the transit, he sat with raised glasses in the frosty chill and mouldy fetor of his chariot, and glanced out sidelong on the holiday face of things, the shuttered shops, and the crowds along the pavement, much as the rider in the Tyburn cart may have observed the concourse gathering to his execution.
Under his arm might have been observed a red-bound copy of Bradshaw's Continental Railway Steam Transit and General Guide, with its timetables showing the arrival and departure of steamers and railways.
Naturally, at first I took it to be the moon, but there is much to incline me to believe that what I really saw was the transit of an inner planet passing very near to the earth.
Guns were in rapid transit from Windsor, Portsmouth, Aldershot, Woolwich-- even from the north; among others, long wire-guns of ninety- five tons from Woolwich.
The animal uttered a cry during the transit, but, arrived at its destination, it crouched behind the cushions, and stupefied at such unusual treatment remained silent and motionless.