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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Transportation \Trans`por*ta"tion\, n. [L. transportatio: cf. F.
1. The act of transporting, or the state of being
transported; carriage from one place to another; removal;
To provide a vessel for their transportation. --Sir
2. Transport; ecstasy. [R.] --South.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary
for the movement of passengers or goods [syn:
transportation system, transportation, transit]
2: the act of moving something from one location to another
[syn: transportation, transport, transfer,
3: the sum charged for riding in a public conveyance [syn:
4: the United States federal department that institutes and
coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966
[syn: Department of Transportation, Transportation,
5: the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials [syn:
transportation, shipping, transport]
6: the act of expelling a person from their native land; "men in
exile dream of hope"; "his deportation to a penal colony";
"the expatriation of wealthy farmers"; "the sentence was one
of transportation for life" [syn: exile, deportation,
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
61 Moby Thesaurus words for "transportation":
air express, airfreight, airlift, asportation, banishment, bearing,
blackballing, carriage, carry, carrying, cartage, conveyance,
defrocking, degradation, demotion, depluming, deportation,
deprivation, disbarment, disfellowship, displuming, drayage,
exclusion, excommunication, exile, expatriation, expressage,
extradition, ferriage, freight, freightage, fugitation, haulage,
hauling, lighterage, lugging, moving, ostracism, ostracization,
outlawing, outlawry, packing, portage, porterage, railway express,
relegation, rustication, shipment, shipping, stripping, telpherage,
toting, transit, transport, transporting, transshipment, truckage,
unfrocking, waft, waftage, wagonage
From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :
TRANSPORTATION, punishment. In the English law, this punishment is inflicted
by virtue of sundry statutes; it was unknown to the common law. 2 H. Bl.
223. It is a part of the judgment or sentence of the court, that the party
shall be transported or sent into exile. 1 Ch. Cr. Law, 789 to 796: Princ.
of Pen. Law, c. 4 Sec. 2.
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