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Webster 1913 Edition


Travel

Trav′el

,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Traveled
or
Travelled
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Traveling
or
Travelling
.]
[Properly, to labor, and the same word as
travail
.]
1.
To labor; to travail.
[Obsoles.]
Hooker.
2.
To go or march on foot; to walk;
as, to
travel
over the city, or through the streets
.
3.
To pass by riding, or in any manner, to a distant place, or to many places; to journey;
as, a man
travels
for his health; he is
traveling
in California.
4.
To pass; to go; to move.
Time
travels
in divers paces with divers persons.
Shakespeare

Trav′el

,
Verb.
T.
1.
To journey over; to traverse;
as, to
travel
the continent
.
“I travel this profound.”
Milton.
2.
To force to journey.
[R.]
They shall not be
traveled
forth of their own franchises.
Spenser.

Trav′el

,
Noun.
1.
The act of traveling, or journeying from place to place; a journey.
With long
travel
I am stiff and weary.
Shakespeare
His
travels
ended at his country seat.
Dryden.
2.
pl.
An account, by a traveler, of occurrences and observations during a journey;
as, a book of
travels
; – often used as the title of a book;
as,
Travels
in Italy
.
3.
(Mach.)
The length of stroke of a reciprocating piece;
as, the
travel
of a slide valve
.
4.
Labor; parturition; travail.
[Obs.]

Definition 2021


travel

travel

See also: .travel

English

Alternative forms

Verb

travel (third-person singular simple present travels, present participle travelling or (US) traveling, simple past and past participle travelled or (US) traveled)

  1. (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.
  2. (intransitive) To pass from here to there; to move or transmit; to go from one place to another.
    Soundwaves can travel through water.
  3. (intransitive, basketball) To move illegally by walking or running without dribbling the ball.
  4. (transitive) To travel throughout (a place).
    I’ve travelled the world.
  5. (transitive) To force to journey.
    • Spenser
      They shall not be travelled forth of their own franchises.
  6. (obsolete) To labour; to travail.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Hooker to this entry?)

Synonyms

Derived terms

Translations

Noun

travel (countable and uncountable, plural travels)

  1. The act of traveling.
    space travel
    travel to Spain
  2. pl A series of journeys.
  3. pl An account of one's travels.
    I’m off on my travels around France again.
  4. The activity or traffic along a route or through a given point.
  5. 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.
  6. (obsolete) Labour; parturition; travail.

Synonyms

Derived terms

  • travel bug
  • active travel

Translations

External links

References

  • travel in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • travel in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913

Anagrams


Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

Possibly from French travail; compare with Danish travl.

Adjective

travel (neuter singular travelt, definite singular and plural travle, comparative travlere, indefinite superlative travlest, definite superlative travleste)

  1. busy

References


Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

Possibly from French travail; compare with Danish travl.

Adjective

travel (neuter singular travelt, definite singular and plural travle, comparative travlare, indefinite superlative travlast, definite superlative travlaste)

  1. busy

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