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English noun: transport

1. transport (artifact) something that serves as a means of transportation


Broader (hypernym)instrumentality, instrumentation

Narrower (hyponym)aerial tramway, cable tramway, cargo ships, dolly, dolly, horsebox, lift, litter, mail, merchant marine, merchant vessels, public transport, roll-on roll-off, ropeway, shipping, sidecar, ski lift, ski tow, telfer, telpher, trailer, tram, tramway, vehicle

2. transport (process) an exchange of molecules (and their kinetic energy and momentum) across the boundary between adjacent layers of a fluid or across cell membranes

Broader (hypernym)diffusion

Narrower (hyponym)active transport, passive transport

3. transport (act) the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials

Synonymsshipping, transportation

Broader (hypernym)business, business enterprise, commercial enterprise

Narrower (hyponym)air transport, air transportation, express, expressage, ferry, ferrying, freight, freightage, hauling, navigation, truckage, trucking

Part meronymcommerce, commercialism, mercantilism

Domain category membersoff-line, on-line, online

4. transport (state) a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion

SamplesListening to sweet music in a perfect rapture.

Synonymsecstasy, exaltation, rapture, raptus

Broader (hypernym)emotional state, spirit

5. transport (artifact) a mechanism that transports magnetic tape across the read/write heads of a tape playback/recorder

Synonymstape drive, tape transport

Broader (hypernym)mechanism

Part meronymtape deck, tape machine, tape recorder

6. transport (act) the act of moving something from one location to another

Synonymsconveyance, transfer, transferral, transportation

Broader (hypernym)movement

Narrower (hyponym)airlift, bringing, carry, connection, connexion, delivery, drive, lift, lighterage, relocation, resettlement, teleportation, transshipment

Part holonympickup

English verb: transport

1. transport (motion) move something or somebody around; usually over long distances

ExamplesThey transport the parcel to their parents

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)displace, move

Narrower (hyponym)advect, bus, carry over, ferry, float, freight, lighter, pick up, pipe, raft, rail, sledge, sluice, teleport, truck, wheel, wheel around, wheelbarrow

2. transport (contact) move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body

SamplesYou must carry your camping gear.
Carry the suitcases to the car.
This train is carrying nuclear waste.
These pipes carry waste water into the river.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)displace, move

Narrower (hyponym)bear, bring, bucket, cart, chariot, convey, fly, haul, lug, pack, pipe in, port, port, porter, return, shoulder, take, tote, tug

Verb groupcarry, carry

3. transport (emotion) hold spellbound

ExamplesThe good news will transport her, The performance is likely to transport Sue

Synonymsdelight, enchant, enrapture, enthral, enthrall, ravish

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)delight, please

Antonymsdisenchant, disillusion

4. transport (motion) transport commercially

Synonymssend, ship

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)displace, move

Narrower (hyponym)barge, despatch, dispatch, forward, railroad, send off, send on

5. transport (contact) send from one person or place to another

SamplesTransmit a message.

Synonymschannel, channelise, channelize, transfer, transmit

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)displace, move

Narrower (hyponym)bring, convey, fetch, get, project, propagate, release, send, send out, translate, turn

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