transport Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “transport” in the English Dictionary

"transport" in British English

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uk   /ˈtræn.spɔːt/  us   /-spɔːrt/

transport noun (GOODS/PEOPLE)

B2 [U] the ​movement of ​people or ​goods from one ​place to another: the transport of ​liveanimals The ​company will ​arrange transport from the ​airport.B1 [U] UK (US transportation) a ​system of ​vehicles, such as ​buses, ​trains, ​aircraft, etc. for getting from one ​place to another: the Department of Transport investment in public transport (= ​buses, ​trains, etc. ​available for everyone to use) Do you have ​your own transport (= ​vehicle)? Bicycles are a ​cheap and ​efficient form/​means of transport.
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transport noun (FEELING)

in transports (of delight) literary extremelypleased or ​happy

transportverb [T]

uk   /trænˈspɔːt/  us   /-ˈspɔːrt/

transport verb [T] (GOODS/PEOPLE)

B2 to take ​goods or ​people from one ​place to another: The ​pipeline was ​constructed to transport ​oil acrossAlaska toports on the ​coast. Such ​heavyitems are ​expensive to transport (byplane). (in the past) to ​send a ​criminal to ​live in a ​countryfar away as a ​punishment: 162,000 ​convicts were transported toAustralia from 1788 to 1868.
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transport verb [T] (FEELING)

literary If something transports you to a different ​time or ​place, it makes you ​feel as if you were in it: The ​film transports you back to the New York of the 1950s.
(Definition of transport from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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transportverb [T]

 us   /trænsˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrt/
to take ​goods or ​people from one ​place to another: The ​movers will transport thousands of ​pictures, ​charts, and ​recordings to the ​library.
noun [U]  us   /ˌtræns·pərˈteɪ·ʃən/
In many ​cities, ​peopledepend on ​public transportation to get around.

transportnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈtræns·pɔrt, -poʊrt/
something that ​takes things, esp. ​soldiers or ​militarysupplies, from one ​place to another: [U] I had to ​arrange for transport to get to my new ​assignment. biology Transport also ​means the ​movement of a ​chemicalsubstance in and out of ​livingcells.
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"transport" in Business English

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transportnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈtrænspɔːt/ ( US also transportation) TRANSPORT
a ​system of ​vehicles, for ​example buses, ​trains, and ​aircraft, for getting from one ​place to another: Future ​economicgrowth may be ​damaged by the ​failure of the Treasury to ​invest in the UK's transport ​infrastructure. Improved transport ​links for ​ruralcommunities are ​part of the Party's latest manifesto. Effective passenger transportsystems are ​essential for ​Europeaneconomies. People are being encouraged to ​try local transport for ​short journeys. road/​rail/​air transport transport ​systems/​services/​networks a transport ​group/​company/​business the transport ​sector/​industry the transport ​department/​minister/​secretarya form/means/mode of transport In recent ​years, there has been an enormous ​increase in ​airtraffic and other ​forms of transport Thanks to ​cheaper transport, ​prices across the ​world have ​converged.
a ​vehicle for a ​person or ​group of ​people to use for a particular journey: Guests will need their own transport to get to the ​conventioncenter.arrange/provide transport You will have to ​arrange your own transport to the ​airport.
the ​activity of ​movinggoods or ​gas, ​oil, etc. from one ​place to another: the transport of sth Security ​measures surrounding the transport of export-bound ​oil have been heightened in the wake of the recent ​disaster.

transportverb [T]

uk   us   /trænˈspɔːt/ TRANSPORT
to ​movegoods or ​gas, ​oil, etc. from one ​place to another: We will ​stick firmly to ​bilateralagreements when transporting ​energy to ​ transported to/from/by Natural ​gas can be ​frozen and liquefied, ​allowing it to be transported to ​regionslacking in ​supplies.
to take ​people from one ​place to another on a bus, ​train, ​plane, etc.: be transported to/from/by Passengers were transported from the ​immobilized jet to a spare ​aircraft.
(Definition of transport from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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