Definition of transit verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

transit

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈtrænzɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrænzɪt//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈtrænsɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrænsɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they transit
BrE BrE//ˈtrænzɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrænzɪt//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈtrænsɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrænsɪt//
 
he / she / it transits
BrE BrE//ˈtrænzɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrænzɪts//
 
past simple transited
BrE BrE//ˈtrænzɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrænzɪtɪd//
 
past participle transited
BrE BrE//ˈtrænzɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrænzɪtɪd//
 
-ing form transiting
BrE BrE//ˈtrænzɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrænzɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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[transitive, intransitive] transit (something) to pass across or through an area The ship is currently transiting the Gulf of Mexico. 29 000 vessels transit in and out of the harbour every year. Word Origin late Middle English (denoting passage from one place to another): from Latin transitus, from transire ‘go across’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: transit