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



; ˈtrævl
travelling, travelled, especially US traveling, traveled1 [intransitive, transitive] to go from one place to another, especially over a long distanceto travel around the worldI go to bed early if I'm travelling the next day.I love travelling by train.We always travel first class.We travelled to California for the wedding.When I finished college I went travelling for six months (= spent time visiting different places).travel something He travelled the length of the Nile in a canoe.I travel 40 miles to work every day.2 [intransitive] (+ adverb/preposition) to go or move at a particular speed, in a particular direction, or a particular distanceto travel at 50 miles an hourMessages travel along the spine from the nerve endings to the brain.News travels fast these days.3 [intransitive] (of food, wine, an object, etc.) to be still in good condition after a long journeySome wines do not travel well.4 [intransitive] (+ adverb/preposition) (of a book, an idea, etc.) to be equally successful in another place and not just where it beganSome writing travels badly in translation.5 [intransitive] to go fastTheir car can really travel!6 [intransitive] (in basketball) to move while you are holding the ball, in a way that is not allowed

travel light

to take very little with you when you go on a trip