ETYM Old Fren. cariage luggage, carriage, chariage carriage, cart, baggage, French charriage, cartage, wagoning, from Old Fren. carier, charier, French charrier, to cart. Related to Carry.
1. A machine part that carries something else.
2. A wheeled vehicle drawn by horses; SYN. equipage, rig.
3. Characteristic way of bearing one's body; SYN. bearing, posture.
The work of carting; SYN. carting.
1. Act of transferring property title from one person to another; SYN. conveyance of title, conveyancing, conveying.
2. Document effecting a property transfer.
3. Something that serves as a means of transportation; SYN. transport.
4. The transmission of information; SYN. imparting, impartation.
5. Law, act or document by which title to property is transferred.
The act of shipping; also, that which is shippped.
The ships belonging to one country or industry; SYN. cargo ships, merchant marine, merchant vessels.
ETYM Latin transitus, from transire to go over: cf. French transit. Related to Transient.
In astronomy, the passage of a smaller object across the visible disc of a larger one. Transits of the inferior planets occur when they pass directly between the Earth and the Sun, and are seen as tiny dark spots against the Sun's disc.
Other forms of transit include the passage of a satellite or its shadow across the disc of Jupiter and the passage of planetary surface features across the central meridian of that planet as seen from Earth. The passage of an object in the sky across the observer's meridian is also known as a transit.
1. The act of passing; passage through or over.
2. The act or process of causing to pass; transportation.
3. A line or route of passage or transportation.
4. An instrument resembling a theodolite, used by surveyors and engineers to measure angles.
ETYM French See Transport.
An exchange of molecules (and their kinetic energy and momentum) across the boundary between adjacent layers of a fluid or across cell membranes.
ETYM Latin transportatio: cf. French transportation.
1. The act of transporting something from one location to another; SYN. transfer, transferral, conveyance.
2. The commercial enterprise of transporting goods and materials; SYN. shipping, transport.