- Travel is defined as the act of going on a trip or going on vacation.
An example of travel is the act of going from New York to London.
- Travel means to go to a different location or to take a trip.
An example of travel is when you get on a bus or a plane.
intransitive verbtraveled or travelled, traveling or travelling
- to go from one place to another; make a journey or journeys
- to go from place to place as a traveling salesman
- to walk or run
- to move, pass, or be transmitted from one point or place to another
- to move or be capable of moving in a given path or for a given distance: said of mechanical parts, etc.
- to advance or progress
- ☆ Basketball to illegally move both feet while holding the ball
- Informal to associate or spend time (with)
- Informal to move with speed
Origin of travelvariant, variety of travail
- to make a journey over or through; traverse
- Informal to cause to move or pass along
- the act or process of traveling
- the trips, journeys, tours, etc. taken by a person or persons
- an account of these
- passage or movement of any kind
- traffic on a route, through a place, etc.
- mechanical motion, esp. reciprocating motion
- the distance of a mechanical stroke, etc.
verbtrav·eled, trav·el·ing, trav·els or trav·elled or trav·el·ling
- a. To go from one place to another, as on a trip; journey.b. To go from place to place as a salesperson or agent.
- a. To move or pass, as from one person to another: Reports of the king's death traveled from village to village.b. To be transmitted, as light or sound: the speed at which sound travels through water.c. To move along a course, as a phonograph needle in the groove of a record.d. Informal To move swiftly: This car can really travel.
- To go about in the company of a particular group; associate: travels in wealthy circles.
- To admit of being transported without loss of quality; Some wines travel poorly.
- Basketball To move illegally while holding the ball, usually by taking more than two steps between dribbles or by moving a foot that has been established as a pivot.
- The act or process of traveling from one place to another: With the railroad, travel between cities became swift.
- travelsa. A series of journeys: her travels in Africa.b. An account of one's journeys.
- The activity or business of arranging trips or providing services for travelers: She works in travel.
- a. Movement or passage: the travel of the planets around the sun.b. The motion of a piece of machinery, especially of a reciprocating part; stroke.c. The length of a mechanical stroke.
Origin of travelMiddle English travelen, alteration of travailen, to toil, from Old French travailler; see travail.
(third-person singular simple present travels, present participle Commonwealth travelling, US traveling, simple past and past participle Commonwealth travelled, US traveled)
- (intransitive) To be on a journey, often for pleasure or business and with luggage; to go from one place to another.
- I like to travel.
- (intransitive) To pass from here to there; to move or transmit; to go from one place to another.
- Soundwaves can travel through water.
- (intransitive, basketball) To move illegally by walking or running without dribbling the ball.
- To travel throughout (a place).
- I’ve travelled the world.
- To force to journey.
(countable and uncountable, plural travels)
- The act of traveling.
- space travel
- travel to Spain
- plural A series of journeys.
- plural An account of one's travels.
- I’m off on my travels around France again.
- The activity or traffic along a route or through a given point.
- The working motion of a piece of machinery; the length of a mechanical stroke.
- There was a lot of travel in the handle, because the tool was out of adjustment.
- My drill press has a travel of only 1.5 inches.
Middle English travelen (“to make a laborious journey, travel”) from Middle Scots travailen "to toil, work, travel", alteration of Middle English travaillen (“to toil, work”), from Old French travailler (“to trouble, suffer, be worn out”). See travail. Displaced native Middle English faren (“to travel, fare”) (from Old English faran (“to travel, journey”)), Middle English lithen (“to go, travel”) (from Old English līþan (“to go, travel”)), Middle English feren (“to go, travel”) (from Old English fēran (“to go, travel”)), Middle English ȝewalken, iwalken (“to walk about, travel”) (from Old English ġewealcan (“to go, traverse”)), Middle English swinken (“to work, travel”) (from Old English swincan (“to labour, work at”)). More at fare.