Definitions for: Transportation


[n] the act of expelling a person from their native land; "men in exile dream of hope"; "his deportation to a penal colony"; "the expatriation of wealthy farmers"; "the sentence was one of transportation for life"
[n] the act of transporting something from one location to another
[n] the commercial enterprise of transporting goods and materials
[n] facility consisting of the roads and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods
[n] the federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966
[n] the sum charged for riding in a public conveyance



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

To provide a vessel for their transportation. --Sir
H. Wotton.

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

Synonyms: conveyance, Department of Transportation, deportation, exile, expatriation, fare, shipping, transfer, transferral, transit, transport, transportation system

See Also: airfare, airfield, airlift, banishment, base, bridge, bringing, bus fare, business, business enterprise, cab fare, carfare, carry, charge, commerce, commercial enterprise, commercialism, connection, connexion, delivery, depot, drive, executive department, express, expressage, facility, ferry, ferrying, field, flying field, freight, freightage, hauling, highway system, infrastructure, installation, landing field, lift, lighterage, line, mercantilism, movement, navigation, pickup, proscription, public transit, public transport, relocation, resettlement, short line, span, taxi fare, telferage, telpherage, terminal, terminus, train fare, transplantation, transshipment, trucking, way

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