- 1 transport something/somebody (+ adv./prep.) to take something/somebody from one place to another in a vehicle to transport goods/passengers Most of our luggage was transported by sea.
- 2 transport something (+ adv./prep.) to move something somewhere by means of a natural process synonym carry The seeds are transported by the wind. Blood transports oxygen around the body.
- 3transport somebody (+ adv./prep.) to make somebody feel that they are in a different place, time or situation The book transports you to another world.
- 4transport somebody (+ adv./prep.) (in the past) to send somebody to a far away place as a punishment British convicts were transported to Australia for life. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French transporter or Latin transportare, from trans-
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BrE BrE//trænˈspɔːt//; NAmE NAmE//trænˈspɔːrt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they transport
BrE BrE//trænˈspɔːt//; NAmE NAmE//trænˈspɔːrt//he / she / it transports
BrE BrE//trænˈspɔːts//; NAmE NAmE//trænˈspɔːrts//past simple transported
BrE BrE//trænˈspɔːtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//trænˈspɔːrtɪd//past participle transported
BrE BrE//trænˈspɔːtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//trænˈspɔːrtɪd//-ing form transporting
BrE BrE//trænˈspɔːtɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//trænˈspɔːrtɪŋ//