• WordNet 3.6
    • v travel change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically "How fast does your new car go?","We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus","The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect","The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell","news travelled fast"
    • v travel undergo transportation as in a vehicle "We travelled North on Rte. 508"
    • v travel make a trip for pleasure
    • v travel undertake a journey or trip
    • v travel travel upon or across "travel the oceans"
    • v travel travel from place to place, as for the purpose of finding work, preaching, or acting as a judge
    • n travel self-propelled movement
    • n travel the act of going from one place to another "he enjoyed selling but he hated the travel"
    • n travel a movement through space that changes the location of something
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The "Six Poor Travellers" The "Six Poor Travellers"
The "Six Poor Travellers" from the Rear The "Six Poor Travellers" from the Rear
A Dormitory in the "Six Poor Travellers" and Gallery Leading to the Dormitories A Dormitory in the "Six Poor Travellers" and Gallery Leading to the Dormitories
A few objects recovered at Jamestown which were once used on 17th-century boats—reminders of a day when travel in Virginia was largely by water A few objects recovered at Jamestown which were once used on 17th-century boats—reminders of a day when travel in...
Travellers Travellers
Jack and the Prince traveled on together Jack and the Prince traveled on together

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The longest distance a deepwater lobster has been recorded to travel is 225 miles
    • Travel An account, by a traveler, of occurrences and observations during a journey; as, a book of travels ; -- often used as the title of a book; as, Travels in Italy.
    • Travel Labor; parturition; travail.
    • Travel The act of traveling, or journeying from place to place; a journey. "With long travel I am stiff and weary.""His travels ended at his country seat."
    • Travel (Mach) The length of stroke of a reciprocating piece; as, the travel of a slide valve.
    • Travel To force to journey. "They shall not be traveled forth of their own franchises."
    • Travel To go or march on foot; to walk; as, to travel over the city, or through the streets.
    • Travel To journey over; to traverse; as, to travel the continent. "I travel this profound."
    • Travel To labor; to travail.
    • Travel To pass by riding, or in any manner, to a distant place, or to many places; to journey; as, a man travels for his health; he is traveling in California.
    • Travel To pass; to go; to move. "Time travels in divers paces with divers persons."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Heinz Catsup leaving the bottle travels at 25 miles per year
    • n travel Labor; toil; effort.
    • n travel The act of traveling or journeying; particularly, a journeying to distant countries: as, he is much improved by travel; he started on his travels.
    • n travel plural An account of occurrences and observations made during a journey; a book that relates one's experiences in traveling: as, travels in Italy: formerly in the singular.
    • n travel Progress; going; movement.
    • n travel In mech., the length of stroke of any moving part: as, the travel of the bed of a. planer: the travel of a pendulum. Also called excursion.
    • n travel The passage or concourse of travelers; persons traveling: as, the travel was very heavy on outgoing trains and boats.
    • n travel Labor in childbirth. See travail, 2.
    • n travel Synonyms Voyage, Tour, etc. See journey.
    • travel To labor; toil.
    • travel To pass or make a journey from place to place, whether on foot, on horseback, or in any conveyance, as a carriage or a ship; go to or visit distant or foreign places; journey: as, to travel for health or for pleasure.
    • travel Specifically, to make a journey or go about from place to place for the purpose of taking orders for goods, collecting accounts, etc., for a commercial house.
    • travel In mech., to traverse; move over a fixed distance, as a movable part of a machine. See travel, n., 5.
    • travel To proceed or advance in any way; pass from onė point to another; move; wander: as, his eye traveled over the landscape; also, to move at a specified gait, pace, or rate: as, that horse travels wide.
    • travel To walk.
    • travel To move onward in feeding; browse from one point to another: said of deer, etc.
    • travel To harass; trouble; plague; torment.
    • travel To journey through; pass over; make the tour of: as, to travel the whole kingdom of England.
    • travel To cause or force to journey, or move from plaee to place.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When Heinz ketchup leaves the bottle, it travels at a rate of 25 milesper year.
    • v.i Travel trav′el to walk: to journey: to pass: to move
    • v.t Travel to pass: to journey over:—pr.p. trav′elling; pa.t. and pa.p. trav′elled
    • n Travel act of passing from place to place: journey: labour:
    • n Travel (pl.) an account of a journey
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  • John Berryman
    John Berryman
    “We must travel in the direction of our fear.”
  • Buddha
    “You cannot travel on the path until you become the path itself.”
  • Robert Benchley
    Robert Benchley
    “In America there are two classes of travel - first class, and with children.”
  • Alexander Cockburn
    Alexander Cockburn
    “The travel writer seeks the world we have lost --the lost valleys of the imagination.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    “Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember and remember more than I have seen.”
  • Thomas Fuller
    “Travel makes a wise man better, and a fool worse”


He that travels far knows much - People who travel widely have a wide knowledge.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Properly, to labor, and the same word as travail,


In literature:

The day's travel had begun.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
There is very little travelling in Switzerland except pleasure travelling.
"Rollo in Switzerland" by Jacob Abbott
Let us hear the testimony of some travellers as to the glorious pleasure of stage-coach travelling.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
Every day's travel brought me nearer to "The Land of the Long Night," but it was still a very long way off.
"The Land of the Long Night" by Paul du Chaillu
When our carriage drove up we took our travelling coats and said adieu in turn to the household.
"Debts of Honor" by Maurus Jókai
In the strong cold one must travel fast if one travel at all.
"Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled" by Hudson Stuck
"A Book of Discovery" by Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
At the time of which I am writing, a single day's journey from Saint Louis carried the traveller clear of civilised life.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
Our patrons are usually travellers, who seldom remain over one night.
"Cruel As The Grave" by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
They travel over a thousand versts as pilgrims to their sacrificial places.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold

In poetry:

This is my grief. That land,
My home, I have never seen;
No traveller tells of it,
However far he has been.
"Home 1" by Edward Thomas
We are traveling home to God,
In the way the fathers trod;
They are happy now, and we
Soon their happiness shall see.
"Children of the heavenly King!" by John Cennick
A traveller, on Afric's shore.
Near to a forest's side,
That shook with many a monster's roar,
With hasty caution hied.
"The Panther" by William Hayley
"For gold could Memory be bought,
What treasures would she not be worth?
If from afar she could be brought,
I'd travel for her through the earth!"
"Memory" by Charles Lamb
A sound of gladness and song
Came from his opened door,
As of one who journeys in hope
Where love has traveled before,
And rejoices and is strong
In his joy forevermore.
"The Poet's House" by Annie Adams Fields
I whistles a tune if the mornins be dark;
When I goes home o' nights, I sings sweet as a lark;
And you'll travel some distance afore you can find
A chap more contented and happy in mind.
"Bedfordshire Ballad - IV" by E W Bowling

In news:

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It's one of the busiest travel days at RDU and this year the airport is offering something new for travelers.
For now, most travellers use local bricks-and-mortar travel agents.
Viaventure has announced that their company director Becky Harris has been named a Condé Nast Traveler 2012 Top Travel Specialist for Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras. plans to buy online travel-research company Kayak Software for $1.8 billion to expand its travel business.
David Randall Wardwell, 66, of Dade City, FL, was traveling southbound on I-75 on a Harley Davidson motorcycle off ramp merging to travel east on CR 136.
PCMag's Connected Traveler section provides helpful information for travelers on the go.
Travel Baby boomers, and particularly baby boomer travelers, love wine.
Some travel apps make holiday travel more enjoyable -- whether in the air or on the road.
Travel speakers aren't just for traveling, or at least not for going too far.
The Educated Traveler newsletter is offering a new publication, the Directory of Special Interest Travel.
Travel to and from the greater Philadelphia region, travel advice and tips, travel news, and Jersey shore guide from
TRAVELERS REST — John Forrest Ham, Sr. 80, of Travelers Rest, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 26, 2012 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

In science:

The basic picture is one in which turbulent elements of the gas moving at a typical random velocity w travel a mean free path λ before mixing with other material.
Is Angular Momentum in an Accretion Disk Transported Inwards?
The distance a gamma ray photon travels in a medium before absorption or scattering is exponentially distributed.
Monte Carlo: Basics
The particle travels along the scattered direction and has a collision event at some distance.
Monte Carlo: Basics
If the particle mass varies, an observer traveling along with the particle will measure the energy density of the vacuum to be variable.
Null Geodesics in Five Dimensional Manifolds
From this expression we can easily derive a formula which gives us the path-length traveled by the particles while their velocity is reduced from its initial value, v0 , to the final value, v .
On the Theory of Collisions between Atoms and Electrically Charged Particles