transport

I. transport trans‧port 1 [ˈtrænspɔːt ǁ -ɔːrt] noun [uncountable] TRANSPORT
1. the process or business of moving goods from one place to another by rail, air, ship etc:

• One of the biggest growth areas was transport, with revenues up 80%.

ˌsurface ˈtransport
TRANSPORT the transport of goods by road or rail
2. TRANSPORT TRAVEL a system for carrying passengers or goods from one place to another; = transportation AmE:

• Today, there are greater opportunities for profits from export, with the advantages of modern transport.

• Regions with good transport links and a high quality workforce will be at a competitive advantage in bidding for inward investment.

ˌpublic ˈtransport TRAVEL
buses, trains etc that are available for everyone to use; = public transportation AmE:

• By investing in public transport, we can transform commuters' lives and create a cleaner environment.

  [m0] II. transport trans‧port 2 [trænˈspɔːt ǁ -ɔːrt] verb [transitive] TRANSPORT
to take goods from one place to another by rail, air, ship etc:

• The crops are transported down the Mississippi River for export.

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transport UK US /ˈtrænspɔːt/ noun [U] (US also transportation) TRANSPORT
a system of vehicles, for example buses, trains, and aircraft, for getting from one place to another: »

Future economic growth may be damaged by the failure of the Treasury to invest in the UK's transport infrastructure.

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Improved transport links for rural communities are part of the Party's latest manifesto.

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Effective passenger transport systems are essential for European economies.

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People are being encouraged to try local transport for short journeys.

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road/rail/air transport

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transport systems/services/networks

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a transport group/company/business

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the transport sector/industry

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the transport department/minister/secretary

a form/means/mode of transport »

In recent years, there has been an enormous increase in air traffic and other forms of transport.

cheap/free transport »

Thanks to cheaper transport, prices across the world have converged.

a vehicle for a person or group of people to use for a particular journey: »

Guests will need their own transport to get to the convention center.

arrange/provide transport »

You will have to arrange your own transport to the airport.

the activity of moving goods or gas, oil, etc. from one place to another: the transport of sth »

Security measures surrounding the transport of export-bound oil have been heightened in the wake of the recent disaster.

See also PUBLIC TRANSPORT(Cf. ↑public transport), SURFACE TRANSPORT(Cf. ↑surface transport)
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transport UK US /trænˈspɔːt/ verb [T] TRANSPORT
to move goods or gas, oil, etc. from one place to another: »

We will stick firmly to bilateral agreements when transporting energy to world markets.

be transported to/from/by »

Natural gas can be frozen and liquefied, allowing it to be transported to regions lacking in supplies.

to take people from one place to another on a bus, train, plane, etc.: be transported to/from/by »

Passengers were transported from the immobilized jet to a spare aircraft.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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