I. verb (-eled or -elled; -eling or travelling) Etymology: Middle English travailen, travelen to torment, labor, strive, journey, from Anglo-French travailler Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. a. to go on or as if on a trip or tour ; journey b. (1) to go as if by traveling ; pass <
the news traveled fast
(2) associate <
travels with a sophisticated crowd
c. to go from place to place as a sales representative or business agent 2. a. (1) to move or undergo transmission from one place to another <
goods traveling by plane
(2) to withstand relocation successfully <
a dish that travels well
b. to move in a given direction or path or through a given distance <
the stylus travels in a groove
c. to move rapidly <
a car that can really travel
3. to take more steps while holding a basketball than the rules allow transitive verb 1. a. to journey through or over b. to follow (a course or path) as if by traveling 2. to traverse (a specified distance) 3. to cover (an area) as a commercial traveler II. noun Date: 14th century 1. a. the act of traveling ; passage b. a journey especially to a distant or unfamiliar place ; tour, trip — often used in plural 2. plural an account of one's travels 3. the number traveling ; traffic 4. a. movement, progression <
the travel of satellites around the earth
b. the motion of a piece of machinery; especially reciprocating motion

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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