(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Conveyance from one place to another
1. transportation, transport, transfer, transference, transmission, conveyance; movement, passage, transit, removal, delivery; carriage, portage, cartage, etc., shipment, postage, express, messenger service; mass or public transportation; magic carpet. See travel, communication.
2. (public transit)
a. common carrier, mass transit, commuter transport; cart, wagon, stagecoach; [omni]bus, coach, jitney, charabanc; car pool; taxicab, taxi, cab, hack, gypsy cab; truck, van; sledge, cart, dray, truck, trailer, semitrailer. See vehicle.
b. railroad, railway, train; local, express, limited, freight [train], supply train, work train, wreck train, passenger train, milk train, parliamentary; streetcar, trolley [car], tram, subway, tube, el, elevated line, elevated [railway], interurban, metro, rapid transit; monorail, turbotrain; baggage train, bullet train, cannonball express, cog railway, rack-and-pinion railway, street railway, electric railway, funicular; horse railway. Slang, private varnish, rattler.
c. airline, air shuttle, airliner, transport, airplane (see aviation);
d. ship, ferry, troopship, transport. See navigation.
3. (person who carries) carrier, porter, bearer; redcap, skycap; stevedore; conveyer, conductor, transporter; freighter, shipper; courier, messenger, runner; coolie; postman, mailman, letter carrier (see communication); helper, expressman. Slang, bag person, black birder.
a. driver, coachman, whip, charioteer, postillion, postboy; cabdriver; engineer; chauffeur.
b. rider, fare; commuter; ridership.
5. (animal that transports) beast of burden; horse, draft horse, packhorse, carthorse; ass, burro, jackass, hinny, jennet, donkey, mule; camel, dromedary, ox, llama, elephant; reindeer, dog, husky; carrier pigeon, passenger pigeon, homing pigeon.
6. shipment, traffic, freight, haul, cargo, lading, goods, baggage, luggage.
7. basket, box, carton, tray, etc. (see receptacle).
Verbs — transport, convey, transmit, transfer, remove, move; carry, bear, cart, haul, truck, drive, ship, transship, ferry; fetch, call for, drop off; conduct, convoy, bring, take, pull, lug, pack, reach; run, smuggle (see illegality); freight, express, railroad, forward, deliver, travel. See passage.
Adjectives — transportable, conveyable, transmittable; carry-on.
Antonyms, see stability.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. conveying, conveyance, carrying, hauling, shipping, shipment, transport, haulage, portage, carting, moving, transferring, truckage, freightage, air lift, transference, transit, passage, ferriage, telpherage; see also transport .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
transport, conveyance, carrying, carriage, transit, transferal, movement, shipment, hauling, trucking, flight, delivery.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The moving of persons or goods from one place to another: carriage, conveyance, transit, transport. See MOVE. 2. Enforced removal from one's native country by official decree: banishment, deportation, exile, expatriation, extradition, ostracism. See ACCEPT, REWARD.

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