HyperDic: transportation

English > 6 senses of the word transportation / Transportation:
NOUNartifacttransportation, transportation system, transita facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods
acttransportation, transport, transfer, transferral, conveyancethe act of moving something from one location to another
possessiontransportation, farethe sum charged for riding in a public conveyance
groupTransportation, Department of Transportation, DoTthe United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs
acttransportation, shipping, transportthe commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials
acttransportation, exile, deportation, expatriationthe act of expelling a person from their native land
transportation / Transportation > pronunciation
Soundstrae.nspertey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > transportation: 6 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods.
Synonymstransportation system, transit
Part ofinfrastructure, baseThe stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area
Partsairfield, landing field, flying field, fieldA place where planes take off and land
bridge, spanA structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
lineA commercial organization serving as a common carrier
public transportconveyance for passengers or mail / mail or freight
terminal, terminus, depotstation where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods
wayAny artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another
Narrowerair transportation systemA transportation system for moving passengers or goods by air
highway systemA transportation system consisting of roads for motor transport
public transitA public transportation system for moving passengers
short lineA transportation system that operates over relatively short distances
telpherage, telferageA transportation system in which cars (telphers) are suspended from cables and operated on electricity
Broaderfacility, installationA building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry
Spanishsistema de transporte, tránsito, transporte
Catalanmitjà de transport, sistema de transport, transport
Verbstransportmove something or somebody around
English > transportation: 6 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of moving something from one location to another.
Synonymstransport, transfer, transferral, conveyance
PartspickupThe act of taking aboard passengers or freight
Narrowerairlift, lifttransportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable)
carryThe act of carrying something
connection, connexionshifting from one form of transportation to another
delivery, bringingThe act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail)
driveThe act of driving a herd of animals overland
lighterageThe transportation of goods on a lighter
resettlement, relocationThe transportation of people (as a family or colony) to a new settlement (as after an upheaval of some kind)
teleportationA hypothetical mode of instantaneous transportation
transshipmentThe transfer from one conveyance to another for shipment
BroadermovementThe act of changing the location of something
Spanishtransferencia, transporte
Catalantransferència, transport
Verbstransportmove while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
English > transportation: 6 senses > noun 3, possession
MeaningThe sum charged for riding in a public conveyance.
Synonymfare
NarrowerairfareThe fare charged for traveling by airplane
bus fare, carfareThe fare charged for riding a bus or streetcar
cab fare, taxi fareThe fare charged for riding in a taxicab
train fareThe fare charged for traveling by train
BroaderchargeThe price charged for some article or service
Spanishbillete, tarifa
Catalantarifa
English > Transportation: 6 senses > noun 4, group
MeaningThe United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966.
SynonymsDepartment of Transportation, DoT
PartsFederal Aviation Administration, FAAAn agency in the Department of Transportation that is responsible for the safety of civilian aviation / aviation
Transportation Security Administration, TSAAn agency established in 2001 to safeguard United States transportation systems and insure safe air travel
United States Coast Guard, U. S. Coast Guard, US Coast GuardAn agency of the Department of Transportation responsible / responsible for patrolling shores and facilitating nautical commerce
Broaderexecutive departmentA federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States
Spanishministerio de transporte
Catalanministeri de transport
English > transportation: 6 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials.
Synonymsshipping, transport
Category ofoff-linenot on a regular route of a transportation system
on-line, onlineOn a regular route of a railroad or bus or airline system
Part ofcommerce, commercialism, mercantilismtransactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
Narrowerair transportation, air transporttransportation by air
express, expressagerapid transport of goods
ferry, ferryingtransport by boat or aircraft
freight, freightagetransporting goods commercially at rates cheaper than express rates
hauling, trucking, truckageThe activity of transporting goods by truck
navigationship traffic
Broadercommercial enterprise, business enterprise, businessThe activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects
Spanishembarque, transporte
Catalantransport
Verbstransporttransport commercially
English > transportation: 6 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningThe act of expelling a person from their native land.
Example "the sentence was one of transportation for life"
Synonymsexile, deportation, expatriation
InstancesBabylonian CaptivityThe deportation of the Jews to Babylonia by Nebuchadnezzar in 586 BC
Broaderbanishment, proscriptionrejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone
Spanishdeportación, exiliado, exilio, expatriación
Catalandeportació, exili, expatriació

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