Crossword clues for transportation
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Transportation \Trans`por*ta"tion\, n. [L. transportatio: cf. F. transportation.]
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.
Transport; ecstasy. [R.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1530s, "act of transporting," noun of action from transport (v.). Middle English used verbal noun transporting (early 15c.). In the sense of "means of conveyance" it is first recorded 1853.
n. 1 The act of transporting, or the state of being transported; conveyance, often of people, goods etc. 2 (context historical English) Deportation to a penal colony. 3 (context US English) A means of conveyance. 4 (context US English) A ticket or fare.
the sum charged for riding in a public conveyance [syn: fare]
the United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966 [syn: Department of Transportation, DoT]
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" [syn: exile, deportation, expatriation]
Transportation refers to the movement of people and goods from place to place.
Transportation may also refer to:
- Transportation (journal), an academic journal on transportation planning.
- Penal transportation, the moving of convicted criminals to penal colonies.
- Transportation theory (mathematics), which concerns optimization of transportation and resource allocation.
- Transportation theory (psychology), which concerns psychological immersion in narrative content.
- Sediment transport, the movement of weathered rocks from one place to another.
According to the Journal Citation Reports, it has a 2009 impact factor of 1.512, placing it sixth in the category "transportation journals". In a ranking of journals in all of economics produced as part of the Research Papers in Economics database, it was ranked 511th by impact factor and 622nd by h-index.
Usage examples of "transportation".
He also knows exactly how Alfred and I arrived here and your complicity in the transportation.
After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited.
He told Morena in clipped tones that the prisoners were to be ready for transportation to Seguridore headquarters first thing tomorrow morning, and that they expected the utmost discretion from the captain and his men.
He did a tidy transportation spell, Morwen had to admit, even if her own taste ran more to flying.
All charges for transportation must be prepaid, and a complete history of the case including the age and sex of the patient, must accompany each package, or it will receive no attention.
That did not include any of their co-religionists, who were probably working-class schlubs who walked or took public transportation.
This small staff was quite equal to all the requirements, for a canal between Beaucaire and Aiguemortes had revolutionized transportation by substituting boats for the cart and the stagecoach.
Electrically-operated telphers, suspended from a timber trestle, hoisted the buckets, and, traveling on a mono-rail track, deposited them on wagons for transportation to the dock.
The unchurched all looked alike to Sandy, differing only in the details of their dress, modes of transportation, and to what extent the curia allowed interaction with them.
The entrance they came to was a transparent wall and set of doors opening from a wide pedestrian precinct lined by stores and what looked like office units, rows of display cases, and at the far end a battery of stairs and escalators going up to the concourse of a transportation terminal.
Here he heard the occasional shots of the duelists, and choosing the safer and swifter avenue of the forest branches to the uncertain transportation afforded by a half-broken Abyssinian pony, took to the trees.
For some reason or other, Akeley was afraid to trust the thing to any ordinary or expected transportation route.
With everybody going over to the Birth Center, and with cutbacks in dietary and transportation, those of us left are having do their jobs and work this unit, antepartum, and sometimes and D.
Three months ago Strone had volunteered for the backbreaking work of laying inductance coils and alloy rails for the transportation link between Bondalar and Carsus holdings.
True, no sooner had the idea taken wing, than they spoke of nothing but funeral establishments, efficient burials, the transportation of dead bodies, and the difficulties to be expected in connection with the shipment of coffins and urns, but Alexandra thought all that, the name of their shared idea included, worth a burst of before or after laughter, her bellbird laughter.