• WordNet 3.6
    • v transport send from one person or place to another "transmit a message"
    • v transport move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body "You 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"
    • v transport hold spellbound
    • v transport transport commercially
    • v transport move something or somebody around; usually over long distances
    • n transport the act of moving something from one location to another
    • n transport the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials
    • n transport something that serves as a means of transportation
    • n transport a mechanism that transports magnetic tape across the read/write heads of a tape playback/recorder
    • n transport an exchange of molecules (and their kinetic energy and momentum) across the boundary between adjacent layers of a fluid or across cell membranes
    • n transport a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion "listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture"- Charles Dickens"
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The Development of Transportation The Development of Transportation

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 18% of an Americans income is spent on transportation
    • Transport A convict transported, or sentenced to exile.
    • Transport A vessel employed for transporting, especially for carrying soldiers, warlike stores, or provisions, from one place to another, or to convey convicts to their destination; -- called also transport ship transport vessel.
    • Transport To carry away with vehement emotion, as joy, sorrow, complacency, anger, etc.; to ravish with pleasure or ecstasy; as, music transports the soul. "They] laugh as if transported with some fit
      Of passion."
      "We shall then be transported with a nobler . . . wonder."
    • Transport To carry or bear from one place to another; to remove; to convey; as, to transport goods; to transport troops.
    • Transport To carry, or cause to be carried, into banishment, as a criminal; to banish.
    • Transport Transportation; carriage; conveyance. "The Romans . . . stipulated with the Carthaginians to furnish them with ships for transport and war."
    • Transport Vehement emotion; passion; ecstasy; rapture. "With transport views the airy rule his own,
      And swells on an imaginary throne."
      "Say not, in transports of despair,
      That all your hopes are fled."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: On average Americans spend 18% of their income on transportation
    • n transport Means of transportation; animals and vehicles used in transportation.
    • transport To convey from one place to another; transfer.
    • transport To transform; alter.
    • transport To remove from this world; kill: a euphemistic use.
    • transport To carry into banishment, as a criminal to a penal colony; carry beyond seas.
    • transport To carry away by strong emotion, as joy or anger; carry out of one's self; render beside one's self.
    • n transport Transportation; carriage; conveyance.
    • n transport Transformation; alteration.
    • n transport A ship or vessel employed by government for carrying soldiers, warlike stores, or provisions from one place to another, or to convey convicts to the place of their destination.
    • n transport A convict transported or sentenced to exile.
    • n transport Vehement emotion; passion; rapture; ecstasy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Americans, on average, spend 18% of his or her income on transportation as compared to only 13% spent on food
    • v.t Transport trans-pōrt′ to carry across or from one place to another: to banish: to carry away by violence of passion or pleasure
    • ns Transport carriage from one place to another: a vessel for conveyance: the conveyance of troops and their necessaries by sea or land: ecstasy
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  • Hector Babenko
    Hector Babenko
    “Curiosity doesn't matter any more. These days people don't want to be transported to emotional territories where they don't know how to react.”
  • Denis Waitley
    “The winners in life treat their body as if it were a magnificent spacecraft that gives them the finest transportation and endurance for their lives.”
  • Helen Keller
    “Smell is a potent wizard that transports us across thousands of miles and all the years we have lived.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. transporter, L. transportare,; trans, across + portare, to carry. See Port bearing, demeanor
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. trans, across, portāre, to carry.


In literature:

What is't transports you?
"The Comedies of Terence" by Publius Terentius Afer
The settlements were still dependent on the rivers for transportation, and the areas between the rivers were but lightly occupied.
"The Frontier in American History" by Frederick Jackson Turner
Great efforts were made to improve the transport train.
"Our Soldiers" by W.H.G. Kingston
Even before the treasure of the Elector was placed in his hands he had inwardly planned for its transportation.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
If I go on a transport I can give it up at either port.
"Tom Slade on a Transport" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
You don't know what you've said; your fever has transported you.
"The Comedies of William Congreve Volume 1 [of 2]" by William Congreve
This gentleman, formerly a captain in the army, had been transported for bigamy.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
Bullet-headed, barrel-figured Baron Malcolm Haer of Vacuum Tube Transport.
"Mercenary" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
It was not now a case of sending soldiers, militia and yeomanry away in transports, and cheering them as they went.
"The World Peril of 1910" by George Griffith
In the center of this formation he placed his transports, together with five of his largest triremes to assist at any threatened spot.
"A History of Sea Power" by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott
But very little was required in the way of transportation.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
Then the transport leaped forward with a force to stop one's breath.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
It is interesting to trace this rapid progress of steam since its first application to purposes of mail transport in 1833.
"Ocean Steam Navigation and the Ocean Post" by Thomas Rainey
Transport to remain in Egypt.
"The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I" by Herbert Brayley Collett
The river flotilla and transport service had all to be thoroughly organised for the impending advance.
"Khartoum Campaign, 1898" by Bennet Burleigh
A glance at its steam transportation discloses rich material.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
The transports, with supplies and reinforcements, had not arrived.
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
The two chief difficulties to be met by the invaders of the Sinai were lack of transport facilities and lack of water.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
In spite of these improved facilities, the transportation of merchandise continued to be very expensive.
"The Railroad Question" by William Larrabee
An Austrian transport was torpedoed by a French submarine and lost in the Adriatic, April 8, 1916.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"

In poetry:

O then to paint the vast delight
That fill'd Sir Eldred's heart,
To tell the transports of the Knight,
Would mock the Muse's art.
"Sir Eldred Of The Bower : A Legendary Tale: In Two Parts" by Hannah More
His much-lov'd wife in transport flies,
In all their joy to share;
Yet views her lord with anxious eyes,
And feels a tender fear.
"Louisa. A Tale." by Jane Bowdler
Hear with transport, every creature,
Hear the Gospel's joyful sound;
Christ appears in human nature,
In our sinful world is found;
"A Christmas Hymn" by Hannah More
O lift with me your hearts to Heav'n
In strains of ardent praise,
With transport own the blessings giv'n,
To crown our future days.
"Louisa. A Tale." by Jane Bowdler
—Yet why not mourn awhile our transports gone,
And grieve our youthful hearts must beat no more;
No more to love an easy conquest won,
When beauty charm'd, and led each golden hour?
"Time: An Elegy. Written Near The Ruins Of Elgin Cathedral" by Robert Alves
No, no; the remembrance shall ever be dear!
At no time LOVE with INNOCENCE ceases to charm:
It is transport in Youth ... and it smiles through the tear,
When they feel, in their children, its first soft alarm.
"The Milk Maid on the First of May" by Robert Bloomfield

In news:

Roadrunner Transportation Systems has acquired Central Cal Transportation, an intermodal hauler in Northern California, for $4 million.
Shane is the Undersecretary for Policy at the Department of Transportation and appeared to be thinking out loud at a recent speech to National Industrial Transportation League members.
Air transport traffic statistics for June showed a showed a slight softening in demand for both air travel and freight markets, according to a report released today by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
It features a transport chassis that ensures smooth and safe running at speeds up to 25 mph with a transport width of only 9'9.
A pupil transporter from South Carolina is the latest person to successfully complete the National Association for Pupil Transportation's (NAPT) Special Needs Transportation (SNT) Training Program.
An 18th person has joined the growing group of industry professionals who have completed the National Association for Pupil Transportation's (NAPT) Special Needs Transportation (SNT) Training Program.
These transporters can lift and transport 300-ton loads.
Trimac Transportation Ltd has been awarded a five-year contract to transport gasoline and diesel products for UFA Co-operative Limited.
Untangling this mess has been a transportation priority in Arlington County for more than a decade, and the county has been working with the Virginia Department of Transportation on a plan that now has become a $39 million project.
Malcolm Dougherty, the acting Caltrans Director, has sent a letter urging Congress to swiftly pass legislation that will reauthorize transportation funding and protect $23 billion in active state and local transportation projects.
At the 2012 W V. Department of Transportation Transportation and Planning and Programming Conference, guests heard of the potential community and business benefits resulting from a completed pedestrian pathway study on Edwin Miller Boulevard.
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will resume debate next week on the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2011 (H.
State transportation officials say all traffic heading from the Phoenix area toward Casa Grande was rerouted for a few hours as the Department of Public Safety and transportation crews responded to the crash.
The Virginia Department of Transportation has approved granting $424,574 of federal transportation enhancement funds to continue the development of the pathway, city records show.
The Regional Transportation Authority reported the numbers from the American Public Transportation Association.

In science:

From the equation (15) one can see that the transport phenomena (like heat transport or density waves) is strongly affected by the presence of the interfaces inside the Neutron Stars.
Quark scattering at QGP/2SC interface
However we will see that there exists a close relation with the question of quantum transport : the Laplace operator is the generator of the diffusion on the graph and its spectral properties play a central role in the study of transport.
Functionals of the Brownian motion, localization and metric graphs
The Fermi transport of the Dirac spinor is considered as a generalization of the parallel transport of this spinor which was introduced by V.
Fermi-transported spinor and Dirac equation in general relativity
Let us consider the variation of the spinor components at the Fermi transport using the procedure described in , eqs. (13)-(18), for the parallel transport of spinor.
Fermi-transported spinor and Dirac equation in general relativity
Although the evolution of the star–disk system is controlled by angular momentum transport, the mechanism by which this transport is achieved is still unclear.
Turbulence driven diffusion in protoplanetary disks - chemical effects in the outer disk
The study of diffusion on such networks is motivated by transport on randomly folded polymer chains, synchronization problems in task-completion networks, and gradient driven transport on networks.
Diffusion Processes on Small-World Networks with Distance-Dependent Random-Links
Since we assume the energy transport is described by heat diffusion (equation ), we underestimate the efficiency of energy transport during this brief (. 1 s) convective epoch.
Carbon Detonation and Shock-Triggered Helium Burning in Neutron Star Superbursts
In case of very efficient transport, the surface will receive significant amount of angular momentum transported from the core to the envelope.
SPINSTARS at low metallicities
The FPT has been recently recognized as a key quantity to specifying the transport-limited kinetics in many models of transport in complex media, .
Exploring Urban Environments By Random Walks
We here extend the functional renormalization group (fRG) approach used to study the linear response transport as well as the finite bias steady-state nonequilibrium transport through an end-contacted wire (described by a microscopic model) to investigate the role of the contacts and the leads more thoroughly.
Coupling-geometry-induced temperature scales in the conductance of Luttinger liquid wires
The set T (µ, ν ) is the set of all transports ; i.e. the set of all Borel probability measures γ on X × X , such that π1♯ γ = µ, π2♯γ = ν , where π1 , π2 are pro jections of X × X to the first, resp. second variable (transports are sometimes called ”couplings” in the probability and some ergodic theory literature).
Stability of invariant measures
This case may have implications to various optimization problems where the cost of transport does not depend on mass to be transported, but only on the maximal transport distance.
Stability of invariant measures
Pratelli, Equivalence between some definitions for the optimal mass transport problem and for the transport density on manifolds, Ann.
Stability of invariant measures
Nonlinear transport clearly displays asymmetric profiles, whereas Fickian transport corresponds to Gaussian (symmetric) profiles.
A nonlinear random walk approach to concentration-dependent contaminant transport in porous media
For comparison, the case of Gaussian transport (i.e., ǫ = 0) is plotted in the same figure: the difference with respect to dense contaminant transport is clearly noticeable.
A nonlinear random walk approach to concentration-dependent contaminant transport in porous media