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a. The act or an instance of transporting.
b. The state of being transported.
2. A means of conveyance: What kind of transportation did you take?
3. The business of conveying passengers or goods: He works in transportation.
4. Deportation to a penal colony.


1. a means or system of transporting
2. the act of transporting or the state of being transported
3. (Historical Terms) (esp formerly) deportation to a penal colony
4. US a ticket or fare


(ˌtræns pərˈteɪ ʃən)

1. the act of transporting.
2. the state of being transported.
3. the means of transport or conveyance.
4. the business of conveying people, goods, etc.
5. fare or tickets for transport or travel.
6. banishment, as of a criminal to a penal colony; deportation.


1. 'transport'

In British English, vehicles that you travel in are referred to generally as transport.

It's easier to travel if you have your own transport.
You can get to the museum by public transport.

Transport is an uncountable noun. Don't refer to a single vehicle as 'a transport'.

British speakers also use transport to refer to the moving of goods or people from one place to another.

The goods were ready for transport and distribution.
High transport costs make foreign goods too expensive.
2. 'transportation'

American speakers usually use transportation to refer both to vehicles and to the moving of goods or people.

Do you two children have transportation home?
Long-distance transportation will increase the price of the product.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.transportation - a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goodstransportation - 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"
2.transportation - the act of moving something from one location to anothertransportation - the act of moving something from one location to another
movement - the act of changing the location of something; "the movement of cargo onto the vessel"
transshipment - the transfer from one conveyance to another for shipment
airlift, lift - transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable)
connexion, connection - shifting from one form of transportation to another; "the plane was late and he missed his connection in Atlanta"
bringing, delivery - the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail); "his reluctant delivery of bad news"
drive - the act of driving a herd of animals overland
carry - the act of carrying something
pickup - the act of taking aboard passengers or freight
lighterage - the transportation of goods on a lighter
relocation, resettlement - the transportation of people (as a family or colony) to a new settlement (as after an upheaval of some kind)
teleportation - a hypothetical mode of instantaneous transportation; matter is dematerialized at one place and recreated at another
3.transportation - the sum charged for riding in a public conveyancetransportation - the sum charged for riding in a public conveyance
charge - the price charged for some article or service; "the admission charge"
airfare - the fare charged for traveling by airplane
bus fare, carfare - the fare charged for riding a bus or streetcar
cab fare, taxi fare - the fare charged for riding in a taxicab
train fare - the fare charged for traveling by train
4.Transportation - the United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966
executive department - a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States
FAA, Federal Aviation Agency - an agency in the Department of Transportation that is responsible for the safety of civilian aviation
Transportation Security Administration, TSA - an agency established in 2001 to safeguard United States transportation systems and insure safe air travel
U. S. Coast Guard, United States Coast Guard, US Coast Guard - an agency of the Department of Transportation responsible for patrolling shores and facilitating nautical commerce
5.transportation - the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materialstransportation - the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials
commerce, commercialism, mercantilism - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
business enterprise, commercial enterprise, business - the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business"
air transport, air transportation - transportation by air
navigation - ship traffic; "the channel will be open to navigation as soon as the ice melts"
hauling, trucking, truckage - the activity of transporting goods by truck
freight, freightage - transporting goods commercially at rates cheaper than express rates
expressage, express - rapid transport of goods
ferrying, ferry - transport by boat or aircraft
online, on-line - on a regular route of a railroad or bus or airline system; "on-line industries"
off-line - not on a regular route of a transportation system; "an off-line ticket office"
6.transportation - the act of expelling a person from their native land; "men in exile dream of hope"; "his deportation to a penal colony"; "the expatriation of wealthy farmers"; "the sentence was one of transportation for life"
banishment, proscription - rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone


1. The moving of persons or goods from one place to another:
2. Enforced removal from one's native country by official decree:


[ˌtrænspɔːˈteɪʃən] N
1. (esp US) (= transport) → transporte m
mass transportation (US) → transporte m público
2. (Hist) [of criminal] → deportación f


[ˌtrænspɔːrˈteɪʃən] n
(= means of transport) → moyen m de transport
Department of Transportation (US)ministère m des Transports
(= movement) → transport m
[prisoners] → transportation ftransport café n (British)restaurant m de routiers


Beförderung f, → Transport m; (= means)Beförderungsmittel nt; (public) → Verkehrsmittel nt; (= cost)Transport- or Beförderungskosten pl; Department of Transportation (US) → Verkehrsministerium nt; transportation infrastructureVerkehrsinfrastruktur f
(Hist, of criminal) → Deportation f


[ˌtrænspɔːˈteɪʃn] n
a.trasporto; (vehicle) → mezzo di trasporto
b. (History) (of convicts) → deportazione f
Department of Transportation (Am) → Ministero dei Trasporti


نَقْل doprava transport Transport μεταφορά transporte liikenne transport prijevoz trasporto 輸送 운송 transport transport transport transporte транспорт transport การขนส่ง taşıma phương tiện giao thông 交通


n. transporte.
References in classic literature ?
The expiration of my first year of transportation was approaching, and already pleasant hints of my being soon assigned to private service began to reach my ears.
A succession of navigable waters forms a kind of chain round its borders, as if to bind it together; while the most noble rivers in the world, running at convenient distances, present them with highways for the easy communication of friendly aids, and the mutual transportation and exchange of their various commodities.
These messages I was supposed to deliver to the Arragonese muleteers (who were sure to await at certain times the Tremolino in the neighbourhood of the Gulf of Rosas), for faithful transportation inland, together with the various unlawful goods landed secretly from under the Tremolino's hatches.

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