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English noun: transit

1. transit (artifact) a surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripod


Broader (hypernym)surveying instrument, surveyor's instrument

Narrower (hyponym)tacheometer, tachymeter

Part holonymalidad, alidade

2. transit (artifact) a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods

Synonymstransportation, transportation system

Broader (hypernym)facility, installation

Narrower (hyponym)air transportation system, highway system, public transit, short line, telferage, telpherage

Part holonymairfield, bridge, depot, field, flying field, landing field, line, public transport, span, terminal, terminus, way

Part meronymbase, infrastructure

3. transit (act) a journey usually by ship

SamplesThe outward passage took 10 days.


Broader (hypernym)journey, journeying

Narrower (hyponym)lockage

English verb: transit

1. transit (motion) make a passage or journey from one place to another

SamplesThe tourists moved through the town and bought up all the souvenirs;.
Some travelers pass through the desert.

Synonymsmove through, pass across, pass over, pass through

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)go across, go through, pass

Narrower (hyponym)cut

Verb grouptransit

2. transit (motion) pass across (a sign or house of the zodiac) or pass across (the disk of a celestial body or the meridian of a place)

SamplesThe comet will transit on September 11.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)go across, go through, pass

3. transit (motion) revolve (the telescope of a surveying transit) about its horizontal transverse axis in order to reverse its direction

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)revolve, roll

4. transit (motion) cause or enable to pass through

SamplesThe canal will transit hundreds of ships every day.

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bring, convey, take

Verb groupmove through, pass across, pass over, pass through, transit

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