Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “transport”

transport

verb [T] (GOODS/PEOPLE)    /trænˈspɔːt/ US  /-ˈspɔːrt/
B2 to take goods or people from one place to another: The pipeline was constructed to transport oil across Alaska to ports on the coast. Such heavy items are expensive to transport (by plane).Transferring and transporting objects (in the past) to send a criminal to live in a country far away as a punishment: 162,000 convicts were transported to Australia from 1788 to 1868.Punishing someone by sending them somewhere elseEvicting and forcing to leave
(Definition of transport verb (GOODS/PEOPLE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of transport

Definitions of “transport” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

pump iron

to lift heavy weights for exercise

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More