American English

Definition of travel verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they travel
    he / she / it travels
    past simple traveled ()travelled
    -ing form traveling ()travelling
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to go from one place to another, especially over a long distance to travel around the world I go to bed early if I'm traveling the next day. I love traveling by train. We always travel first class. We traveled to California for the wedding. When I finished college Iwent traveling for six months (= spent time visiting different places). travel something He traveled the Yukon River in a canoe. I travel 40 miles to work every day.
  2. 2[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) to go or move at a particular speed, in a particular direction, or a particular distance to travel at 65 miles an hour Messages travel along the spine from the nerve endings to the brain. News travels fast these days.
  3. 3[intransitive] (of food, wine, an object, etc.) to be still in good condition after a long trip Some wines do not travel well.
  4. 4[intransitive] to go fast Their car can really travel!
  5. 5[intransitive] (in basketball) to move while you are holding the ball, in a way that is not allowed compare dribble
  6. Idioms
    travel light
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    to take very little with you when you go on a trip
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: travel