transport Definition

  • 1to carry or move something from one place to another
  • 2a system for carrying people or goods from one place to another, using vehicles, roads, etc.

Using transport: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "transport" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The goods were transported by train.

  • Example

    The patient was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

  • Example

    The company provides transport for its employees.

  • Example

    The city has an efficient public transport system.

transport Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for transport

Antonyms for transport

Idioms Using transport

  • to be overwhelmed with emotion


    She was out of transport when she saw her newborn baby for the first time.

  • a feeling of great pleasure or excitement


    The children were in a transport of delight when they saw the presents under the Christmas tree.

  • to be carried away by strong emotions


    He was in transport when he heard the news of his promotion.

Phrases with transport

  • a vehicle or method used for moving people or goods from one place to another


    Cars, buses, and trains are all means of transport.

  • a system of buses, trains, etc. that is available for everyone to use


    I usually take public transport to work.

  • a place where different forms of transport meet and passengers can change from one to another


    The airport is a major transport hub for the region.

Origins of transport

from Latin 'trans' meaning 'across' and 'portare' meaning 'to carry'


Summary: transport in Brief

The term 'transport' [ˈtrænspɔːt] refers to the act of carrying or moving something from one place to another, as well as the system of vehicles and infrastructure used to do so. Examples include 'The goods were transported by train.' and 'The city has an efficient public transport system.' Phrases like 'means of transport' and 'public transport' describe specific types of transportation, while idioms like 'transport of delight' and 'in transport' refer to emotional states.

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