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v. trav·eled, trav·el·ing, trav·els or trav·elled or trav·el·ling
a. To go from one place to another, as on a trip; journey.
b. To go from place to place as a salesperson or agent.
a. To move or pass, as from one person to another: Reports of the king's death traveled from village to village.
b. To be transmitted, as light or sound: the speed at which sound travels through water.
c. To move along a course, as a phonograph needle in the groove of a record.
d. Informal To move swiftly: This car can really travel.
3. To go about in the company of a particular group; associate: travels in wealthy circles.
4. To admit of being transported without loss of quality; Some wines travel poorly.
5. Basketball To move illegally while holding the ball, usually by taking more than two steps between dribbles or by moving a foot that has been established as a pivot.
To pass or journey over or through; traverse: travel the roads of Europe.
1. The act or process of traveling from one place to another: With the railroad, travel between cities became swift.
2. travels
a. A series of journeys: her travels in Africa.
b. An account of one's journeys.
3. The activity or business of arranging trips or providing services for travelers: She works in travel.
a. Movement or passage: the travel of the planets around the sun.
b. The motion of a piece of machinery, especially of a reciprocating part; stroke.
c. The length of a mechanical stroke.

[Middle English travelen, alteration of travailen, to toil, from Old French travailler; see travail.]


or trav·elled  (trăv′əld)
1. Having made journeys; experienced in travel.
2. Frequented by travelers: a heavily traveled road.


(ˈtrævəld) or


having experienced or undergone much travelling: a travelled urbane epicure.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.travelled - familiar with many parts of the worldtravelled - familiar with many parts of the world; "a traveled, educated man"; "well-traveled people"
cosmopolitan - composed of people from or at home in many parts of the world; especially not provincial in attitudes or interests; "his cosmopolitan benevolence impartially extended to all races and to all creeds"- T.B. Macaulay; "the ancient and cosmopolitan societies of Syria and Egypt"; "that queer, cosmopolitan, rather sinister crowd found around the Marseilles docks"


traveled (US) [ˈtrævld] ADJ it is a little-travelled routees una ruta (que ha sido) poco transitada
she is much or well or widely travelledha viajado mucho, ha visto mucho mundo
he was carrying a much-travelled suitcasellevaba una maleta muy usada


, (US) traveled
adj well-travelled (person)weit gereist; routeviel befahren; widely travelledweit gereist
References in classic literature ?
But the letter telling that Beth was failing never reached Amy, and when the next found her at Vevay, for the heat had driven them from Nice in May, and they had travelled slowly to Switzerland, by way of Genoa and the Italian lakes.
I travelled in the care of a mountain boy, Jake Marpole, one of the `hands' on my father's old farm under the Blue Ridge, who was now going West to work for my grandfather.
He had subsequently travelled New England and the Middle States, as a peddler, in the employment of a Connecticut manufactory of cologne-water and other essences.
Besides, there is no encouragement for ghosts in most of our villages, for they have scarcely had time to finish their first nap and turn themselves in their graves, before their surviving friends have travelled away from the neighborhood; so that when they turn out at night to walk their rounds, they have no acquaintance left to call upon.
The original iron entered nigh the tail, and, like a restless needle sojourning in the body of a man, travelled full forty feet, and at last was found imbedded in the hump.
Cause," said Sam, "I'd rather be 'clined to 'magine that Lizy 'd take de dirt road, bein' it's the least travelled.
He was from Constantinople, twelve miles away -- so he had travelled, and seen the world -- these very eyes had looked upon the county court-house -- which was said to have a tin roof.
How I did so,--what means I adopted,--what direction I travelled, and by what mode of conveyance,--I must leave unexplained, for the reasons before mentioned.
Seven miles were travelled in expectation of enjoyment, and every body had a burst of admiration on first arriving; but in the general amount of the day there was deficiency.
Beyond the entrance of the valley, where the country, though still rich, was less wild and more open, a long stretch of the road which they had travelled on first coming to Barton, lay before them; and on reaching that point, they stopped to look around them, and examine a prospect which formed the distance of their view from the cottage, from a spot which they had never happened to reach in any of their walks before.
I recalled the time when I had travelled that very road in a coach; I remembered descending that hill at twilight; an age seemed to have elapsed since the day which brought me first to Lowood, and I had never quitted it since.