transport

transport

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English

Etymology

From Middle English transporten, a borrowing from Old French transporter (carry or convey across), from Latin trānsportō, from trans (across) + porto (to carry).

Pronunciation

Verb
  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: trănspôrtʹ, tränspôrtʹ, IPA(key): /tɹænsˈpɔːt/, /tɹɑːnˈspɔːt/
  • (General American) enPR: trănspôrtʹ, IPA(key): /tɹænsˈpɔɹt/
  • (rhotic, without the horsehoarse merger) IPA(key): /tɹænsˈpo(ː)ɹt/
  • (non-rhotic, without the horsehoarse merger) IPA(key): /tɹænsˈpoət/
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)t, (rhotic, without the horse–hoarse merger) -oɹt, (non-rhotic, without the horse–hoarse merger) -oət
  • Hyphenation: trans‧port
Noun
  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: trănsʹpôrt, tränsʹpôrt, IPA(key): /ˈtɹæns.pɔːt/, /ˈtɹɑːnspɔːt/
  • (General American) enPR: trănsʹpôrt, IPA(key): /ˈtɹæns.pɔɹt/
  • (rhotic, without the horsehoarse merger) IPA(key): /ˈtɹæns.po(ː)ɹt/
  • (non-rhotic, without the horsehoarse merger) IPA(key): /ˈtɹæns.poət/
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)t, (rhotic, without the horse–hoarse merger) -oɹt, (non-rhotic, without the horse–hoarse merger) -oət
  • Hyphenation: trans‧port

Verb

transport (third-person singular simple present transports, present participle transporting, simple past and past participle transported)

  1. To carry or bear from one place to another; to remove; to convey.
  2. (historical) To deport to a penal colony.
  3. (figuratively) To move (someone) to strong emotion; to carry away.

Conjugation

Synonyms

  • (carry or bear from one place to another): convey, ferry, move, relocate, shift, ship
  • (historical: deport to a penal colony): banish, deport, exile, expatriate, extradite
  • (move someone to strong emotion): carry away, enrapture

Translations

Noun

transport (countable and uncountable, plural transports)

  1. An act of transporting; conveyance.
  2. The state of being transported by emotion; rapture.
    • 1919, Elisabeth P. Stork (translator), Heidi, Johanna Spyri, page 53:
      In her transport at finding such treasures, Heidi even forgot Peter and his goats.
  3. A vehicle used to transport (passengers, mail, freight, troops etc.)
  4. (Canada) A tractor-trailer.
  5. The system of transporting passengers, etc. in a particular region; the vehicles used in such a system.
  6. A device that moves recording tape across the read/write heads of a tape recorder or video recorder etc.
  7. (historical) A deported convict.

Synonyms

  • (act of transporting): conveyance, ferrying, moving, relocation, shifting, shipping
  • (state of being transported by emotion): rapture
  • ((military) vehicle used to transport troops):
  • (vehicle used to transport passengers, mail or freight):
  • (system of transporting people): See public transport
  • (device that moves recording tape across the heads of a recorder):
  • (historical: deported convict): deportee, exile, expatriate

Translations

Derived terms

Related terms

  • antitransport
  • transportability
  • transportable
  • transportage
  • transportation
  • transporter
  • transportive

Catalan

Etymology

From transportar (to transport).

Noun

transport m (plural transports)

  1. transport

Further reading

  • “transport” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “transport”, in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana, 2024
  • “transport” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “transport” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

Dutch

Etymology

From Middle Dutch transport, from Middle French transport, from Old French transport, from transporter (carry or convey across), from Latin transporto, from trans (across) + porto (to carry).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /trɑnˈspɔrt/, /trɑnsˈpɔrt/
  • Hyphenation: trans‧port
  • Rhymes: -ɔrt

Noun

transport n (plural transporten, diminutive transportje n)

  1. transport

Synonyms

  • vervoer

Descendants

  • Afrikaans: transport
  • Guyanese Creole English: transport
  • Indonesian: transpor

Estonian

Etymology

Internationalism ultimately from Latin trānsportō.

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: trans‧port

Noun

transport (genitive transpordi, partitive transporti)

  1. transport
    Synonym: veondus

Declension

Derived terms

  • ühistransport

Further reading

  • transport”, in [PSV] Eesti keele põhisõnavara sõnastik [Dictionary of Estonian Basic Vocabulary] (in Estonian) (online version, not updated), Tallinn: Eesti Keele Sihtasutus (Estonian Language Foundation), 2014
  • transport”, in [EKSS] Eesti keele seletav sõnaraamat [Descriptive Dictionary of the Estonian Language] (in Estonian) (online version), Tallinn: Eesti Keele Sihtasutus (Estonian Language Foundation), 2009
  • transport”, in [ÕS] Eesti õigekeelsussõnaraamat ÕS 2018 [Estonian Spelling Dictionary] (in Estonian) (online version), Tallinn: Eesti Keele Sihtasutus (Estonian Language Foundation), 2018, →ISBN
  • transport in Sõnaveeb (Eesti Keele Instituut)

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tʁɑ̃s.pɔʁ/
  • Rhymes: -ɔʁ
  • Homophone: transports

Noun

transport m (plural transports)

  1. transport

Derived terms

Further reading

  • “transport”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Medieval Latin transportus, from Latin transportare.

Noun

transport m (definite singular transporten, indefinite plural transporter, definite plural transportene)

  1. transport, transportation

Derived terms

References

  • “transport” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Medieval Latin transportus, from Latin transportare.

Noun

transport m (definite singular transporten, indefinite plural transportar, definite plural transportane)

  1. transport, transportation

Derived terms

References

  • “transport” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Polish

Etymology

Borrowed from French transport. First attested in 1661. Compare Silesian transport.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtran.spɔrt/
  • (Middle Polish) IPA(key): /ˈtran.spɔrt/
  • Rhymes: -anspɔrt
  • Syllabification: tran‧sport

Noun

transport m inan

  1. transport (act of transporting)
    Synonyms: przewóz, transfer
  2. (countable) transport (vehicle used to transport passengers, mail or freight)
  3. (countable) load, cargo (that which is transported)
    Synonyms: fracht, ładunek
  4. (countable) transport (system of transporting passengers, etc. in a particular region)
  5. (uncountable) transport (branch of the economy dealing with transport)
  6. (uncountable) transport (subject of study dealing with transport)
  7. (uncountable) transport (all means and activities related to the transport of people and cargo)
  8. (countable) transportees (escorted group of people)
  9. (uncountable, geology) transport (relocation of rock weathering products by water, wind and ice)
  10. (uncountable, finances) transfer (relocation of a sum from one side of an account or ledger to another)
  11. (uncountable, engineering) transfer (relocation of energy)

Declension

Derived terms

Related terms

Descendants

  • Kashubian: transpòrt

Trivia

According to Słownik frekwencyjny polszczyzny współczesnej (1990), transport is one of the most used words in Polish, appearing 13 times in scientific texts, 14 times in news, 18 times in essays, 8 times in fiction, and 5 times in plays, each out of a corpus of 100,000 words, totaling 58 times, making it the 1121st most common word in a corpus of 500,000 words.

References

Further reading

  • transport in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • transport in Polish dictionaries at PWN
  • Aleksander Zdanowicz (1861) “transport”, in Słownik języka polskiego, Wilno 1861[4]
  • J. Karłowicz, A. Kryński, W. Niedźwiedzki, editors (1919), “transport”, in Słownik języka polskiego[5] (in Polish), volume 7, Warsaw, page 98

Romanian

Etymology

Borrowed from French transport.

Pronunciation

Noun

transport n (plural transporturi)

  1. transport

Declension

Serbo-Croatian

Noun

trànsport m (Cyrillic spelling тра̀нспорт)

  1. transport, conveyance
  2. transport (vehicle)

Declension

Silesian

Etymology

Borrowed from German Transport.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtranspɔrt/
  • Rhymes: -anspɔrt
  • Syllabification: tran‧sport

Noun

transport m inan

  1. transport

Further reading

  • transport in silling.org
  • Henryk Jaroszewicz (2022) “transport”, in Zasady pisowni języka śląskiego (in Polish), Siedlce: Wydawnictwo Naukowe IKR[i]BL, page 144

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

transport c

  1. a transport, something to be moved
  2. a transport, a preliminary sum to be carried to the next page
  3. a transport, promotion to a new job or task

Declension

Related terms

  • transportera

See also

  • befordran
  • export
  • import
  • kommunikation
  • minnessiffra
  • spedition
  • trafik
  • åkeri

Turkish

Etymology

From Ottoman Turkish ترانسپورط (transport), from French transport.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɾɑns.pɔɾt/

Noun

transport (definite accusative transportu, plural transportlar)

  1. transport

Declension

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