- 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).
- Iâ€™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.
- Iâ€™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 (â€œto make a laborious journey, travelâ€) from Middle Scots travailen "to toil, work, travel", alteration of Middle English travaillen (â€œto toil, workâ€), from Old French travailler (â€œto trouble, suffer, be worn outâ€). See travail. Displaced native Middle English faren (â€œto travel, fareâ€) (from Old English faran (â€œto travel, journeyâ€)), Middle English lithen (â€œto go, travelâ€) (from Old English lÄ«Ã¾an (â€œto go, travelâ€)), Middle English feren (â€œto go, travelâ€) (from Old English fÄ“ran (â€œto go, travelâ€)), Middle English Èewalken, iwalken (â€œto walk about, travelâ€) (from Old English Ä¡ewealcan (â€œto go, traverseâ€)), Middle English swinken (â€œto work, travelâ€) (from Old English swincan (â€œto labour, work atâ€)). More at fare.