Travel definition

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To go from one place to another, as on a trip; journey.
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To go from place to place as a traveling salesman.
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To admit of being transported without loss of quality;

Some wines travel poorly.

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To go about in the company of a particular group; associate.

Travels in wealthy circles.

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To move, pass, or be transmitted from one point or place to another.
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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.

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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.

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To pass or journey over or through; traverse.

Travel the roads of Europe.

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(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.
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To move or pass, as from one person to another.

Reports of the king's death traveled from village to village.

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To be transmitted, as light or sound.

The speed at which sound travels through water.

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To move along a course, as a phonograph needle in the groove of a record.
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(informal) To move swiftly.

This car can really travel.

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The act or process of traveling from one place to another.

With the railroad, travel between cities became swift.

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The activity or business of arranging trips or providing services for travelers.

She works in travel.

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A series of journeys.

Her travels in Africa.

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An account of one's journeys.
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Movement or passage.

The travel of the planets around the sun.

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The motion of a piece of machinery, especially of a reciprocating part; stroke.
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The length of a mechanical stroke.
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To go from one place to another; make a journey or journeys.
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To walk or run.
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To move or be capable of moving in a given path or for a given distance.
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To advance or progress.
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To withstand the effects of travel or relocation.

Translated poetry does not often travel well.

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(basketball) To illegally move both feet while holding the ball.
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(informal) To associate or spend time (with)
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(informal) To move with speed.
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To make a journey over or through; traverse.
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(informal) To cause to move or pass along.
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The act or process of traveling.
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Passage or movement of any kind.
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Traffic on a route, through a place, etc.
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The trips, journeys, etc. taken by a person or persons.
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An account of these.
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Mechanical motion, esp. reciprocating motion.
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The distance of a mechanical stroke, etc.
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Pronounced dot travel. The generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) reserved exclusively for those whose primary area of activity is in the travel industry.This domain was created in 2005 under the sponsorship of Tralliance Corporation. See also gTLD, Internet, and sponsored domain.
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(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.

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(intransitive) To pass from here to there; to move or transmit; to go from one place to another.

Soundwaves can travel through water.

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(intransitive, basketball) To move illegally by walking or running without dribbling the ball.
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To travel throughout (a place).

I've travelled the world.

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To force to journey.
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The act of traveling.

Space travel.

Travel to Spain.

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Plural A series of journeys.
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Plural An account of one's travels.

I'm off on my travels around France again.

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The activity or traffic along a route or through a given point.
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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.

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To go from place to place as a salesperson or agent.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
travel
Plural:
travels

Origin of travel

  • Middle English travelen alteration of travailen to toil from Old French travailler travail

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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 fÄ“ran (“to go, travel")), Middle English ȝewalken, iwalken (“to walk about, travel") (from Old English Ä¡ewealcan (“to go, traverse")), Middle English swinken (“to work, travel") (from Old English swincan (“to labour, work at")). More at fare.

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