Transportation
Transportation Trans`por*ta"tion, n. [L. transportatio: cf. F. transportation.] 1. The act of transporting, or the state of being transported; carriage from one place to another; removal; conveyance. [1913 Webster]

To provide a vessel for their transportation. --Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster]

2. Transport; ecstasy. [R.] --South. [1913 Webster]


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  • transportation — trans‧por‧ta‧tion [ˌtrænspɔːˈteɪʆn ǁ spər ] noun [uncountable] 1. TRANSPORT the process or business of moving goods from one place to another by rail, air, ship etc: • Prices include transportation from London. 2. TRANSPORT …   Financial and business terms

  • transportation — [ trɑ̃spɔrtasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • av. 1778; h. 1519; lat. transportatio « émigration » 1 ♦ Vx Déportation, exil forcé (d un peuple, d un groupe). 2 ♦ Dr. Institution par laquelle les condamnés aux travaux forcés étaient transportés dans une colonie pour …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • transportation — index carriage, removal, transmittal Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 transportation …   Law dictionary

  • Transportation — (lat.), überseeische Verschickung verurteilter Verbrecher. Im weitern Sinn also soviel wie Deportation; im engern Sinne des neuern französischen Rechts von dieser wie von der Relegation unterschieden. S. Deportation …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Transportation — (lat.), s.v.w. Deportation …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • transportation — 1530s, act of transporting, noun of action from TRANSPORT (Cf. transport). In the sense of means of conveyance it is first recorded 1853 …   Etymology dictionary

  • transportation — [trans΄pər tā′shən, trans΄pôrtā′shən] n. [Fr < L transportatio] 1. a transporting or being transported 2. ☆ a) a means or system of conveyance b) the work or business of conveying passengers or goods ☆ 3. fare or a ticket for being transported …   English World dictionary

  • transportation — /trans peuhr tay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of transporting. 2. the state of being transported. 3. the means of transport or conveyance. 4. the business of conveying people, goods, etc. 5. price of travel or transport by public conveyance; fare. 6.… …   Universalium

  • transportation — noun (esp. AmE) ⇨ See also ↑transit, ↑transport ADJECTIVE ▪ mass, public ▪ Many destinations can be reached by public transportation. ▪ private ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • transportation — n. (esp. AE; BE usu. has transport) 1) to provide transportation 2) air; bus; ground, surface; mass, public transportation 3) transportation from; to (to provide transportation from the city to the airport) * * * [ˌtrænspɔː teɪʃ(ə)n] bus ground… …   Combinatory dictionary

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