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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.
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(ˈtrævəld) or


having experienced or undergone much travelling: a travelled urbane epicure.
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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"
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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
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, (US) traveled
adj well-travelled (person)weit gereist; routeviel befahren; widely travelledweit gereist
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When a traveller returneth home, let him not leave the countries, where he hath travelled, altogether behind him; but maintain a correspondence by letters, with those of his acquaintance, which are of most worth.
They travelled till ten o'clock the night they reached Selkirk, and at six next morning they plunged ahead into the next stretch of wilderness of nearly five hundred miles that lay between Selkirk and Dyea.
Do you seriously believe that that machine has travelled into time?'