travel Definition

  • 1to go from one place to another, especially over a long distance
  • 2to make a journey, usually for pleasure or business purposes

Using travel: Examples

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

  • Example

    I love to travel and explore new places.

  • Example

    She travels extensively for her job.

  • Example

    We traveled to Europe last summer.

  • Example

    He is traveling to Japan for a business meeting.

travel Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for travel

Idioms Using travel

  • a strong desire to travel and explore new places


    Ever since she went on her first trip abroad, she's had the travel bug and can't wait to plan her next adventure.

  • to travel in a luxurious or stylish manner


    They decided to travel in style and booked first-class tickets for their flight.

  • travel light, travel far

    if you travel with less baggage, you will be able to go further and faster


    I always remember to pack light when I travel because I know that travel light, travel far.

Phrases with travel

  • to travel with as little luggage as possible


    I always try to travel light so that I don't have to carry heavy bags around.

  • to travel to a foreign country


    She has always wanted to travel abroad and experience different cultures.

  • business travel

    traveling for work or business purposes


    He spends a lot of time on business travel, visiting clients and attending conferences.

Origins of travel

from Middle English 'travaylen', meaning 'to labor, strive'


Summary: travel in Brief

The verb 'travel' [ˈtrævəl] means to go from one place to another, often over a long distance, for either business or pleasure. It can be used to describe a variety of journeys, from daily commutes to international trips, as in 'We traveled to Europe last summer.' 'Travel' also appears in idioms like 'the travel bug,' which describes a strong desire to explore new places, and 'travel light, travel far,' which suggests that packing less can lead to greater mobility.

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