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



    BrE BrE//ˈtrænzɪt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrænzɪt//
    ; BrE BrE//ˈtrænsɪt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrænsɪt//
    Plane travel
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  1. 1[uncountable] the process of being moved or carried from one place to another The cost includes transit. goods damaged in transit transit times
  2. 2[uncountable, countable, usually singular] the act of going through a place on the way to somewhere else the transit lounge at Vienna airport a transit visa (= one that allows a person to pass through a country but not to stay there) See related entries: Plane travel
  3. 3[uncountable] (North American English) the system of buses, trains, etc. which people use to travel from one place to another the city’s mass/public transit system
  4. Word Originlate Middle English (denoting passage from one place to another): from Latin transitus, from transire ‘go across’.Extra examples Many of the goods were damaged in transit. The New York transit strike is in its second day. The city has acquired a light rail transit system. The goods were still in a transit shed on the quay. The passengers had been transferred into the transit lounge. The port has become a transit point in the drug trade. a transit camp for refugees goods in transit between factory and store in transit from factory to store The total cost includes transit. The transit camps are over crowded and unsanitary. We will pay for any goods lost or damaged in transit. Your insurance should cover transit by air, sea or rail.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: transit