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

        

    transport

     verb
    verb
    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//
     
     
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  1. 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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French transporter or Latin transportare, from trans- ‘across’ + portare ‘carry’.Extra examples Convicted criminals were transported to the Australian colonies. Our furniture can easily be transported from the shop to your home. The animals are transported in trucks, often without being fed or watered for days. Too many goods are currently being transported by road.
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