From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtransporttrans‧port1 /ˈtrænspɔːt $ -ɔːrt/ ●●● S2 W2 AWL noun 1 [uncountable] British EnglishTT a system or method for carrying passengers or goods from one place to another SYN transportation American Englishair/rail/road transport Improved rail transport is essential for business. commuters who travel on public transport (=buses, trains etc) It’s easier to get to the college if you have your own transport (=a car, bicycle etc).means/mode/form of transport Horses were the only means of transport.In this meaning, transport is an uncountable noun and has no plural form. You say: Public transport is very cheap. ✗Don’t say: public transports2 [uncountable]TTTAKE/BRING the process or business of taking goods from one place to another SYN transportation American Englishtransport of Canals were used for the transport of goods.3 [countable]TTW a ship or aircraft for carrying soldiers or supplies4 → be in a transport of delight/joy etcCOLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + transportroad transportBuses are the safest form of road transport in this country.rail transportFreight delivery costs could be reduced substantially by using rail transport. air transportThe air transport industry is presently going through a period of change.public transport (=buses, trains etc that are available for everyone to use)We recommend that you travel by public transport.private transport (=a vehicle that you own and drive)77 percent of respondents in the survey had regular access to private transport.transport + NOUNthe transport systemWe will create a better, more integrated transport system.transport costsWe must ensure that transport costs are kept low.transport linksThe region has good transport links to the capital.phrasesa means/mode/form of transportHorses and carts were the only means of transport.have your own transportThe supermarket offers a free bus service for customers who do not have their own transport.
Examples from the Corpustransport• Carrying goods by ship reduces transportation costs.• The price is $40, which includes transportation to the game and refreshments.• We need more investment in natural gas distribution and transportation.• There is an illusion of sitting high above the ground, almost as if it was a transport aircraft.• Not the least of the advantages enjoyed by the peripheral regions was cheap coastal transport.• This suggests that the results obtained indeed reflect epithelial transport.• Critics have pointed to the lack of transport links to the new attraction.• There the idea of parallel transport was found to be helpful.• It would be bad for public transport and for congestion.• For these smaller cities, less expensive and more modestly scaled public transport and traffic restraint policies are more appropriate.• After much deliberation, six horse-drawn vehicles were selected to complement the existing road transport collections.• The government is planning to tighten up regulations governing the transport of toxic waste.air/rail/road transport• Partly Competitive/Partly Regulated Industries Examples of this kind of industry are oil, aerospace, and air transport.• Other agreements were concluded concerning border crossings, agricultural, scientific and cultural co-operation, recognition of educational qualifications and road transport.• After much deliberation, six horse-drawn vehicles were selected to complement the existing road transport collections.• The biggest growth in carbon dioxide emissions, implicated in the major problem confronting humanity's survival, is from road transport.• The appeal is heard before a legally qualified chairman and two laymen, both of whom have considerable experience in road transport.• The growth in road transport presents government with dilemmas and almost irresistible temptations.• Section 8 grants A road haulage business seeking to expand need not restrict itself entirely to the road transport industry.transport of• Construction will require the transport of over 500 tons of dirt. transporttrans‧port2 /trænˈspɔːt $ -ɔːrt/ ●●○ AWL verb [transitive usually + adverb/preposition] 1 TTTAKE/BRINGto take goods, people etc from one place to another in a vehicle trucks used for transporting oiltransport somebody/something to something The statue was transported to London.► see thesaurus at take2 → be transported back to/into something3 → be transported with delight/joy etc4 SCPUNISHto send a criminal to a distant country such as Australia as a punishment in the past —transportable adjective→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpustransport• An ambulance service volunteered its equipment to transport a severely crippled man home for weekends.• He wants to sit next to her while facing a big screen and being transported by big-budget suspense or mayhem.• Also, while being transported by wind, it will have been exposed to sunlight for a considerable time prior to deposition.• It took a hundred and fifty lorries to transport it to its home in Swindon.• The company transports meat across the country in refrigerated containers.• The plane is used for transporting military personnel.• To become a reality, electronic commerce needs a network infrastructure to transport the content.• The incident raised concerns about the safety and security of nuclear weapons being transported through Europe.• Radiation is released during the handling and treatment of radioactive materials and as they are transported to and from nuclear sites.• Raw materials were transported to Phoenix from the reservations.• The rest we had to transport up to the second and fourth floors, up steep, dark steps!transport somebody/something to something• The women were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.From Longman Business Dictionarytransporttrans‧port1 /ˈtrænspɔːt-ɔːrt/ noun [uncountable]TRANSPORT1the process or business of moving goods from one place to another by rail, air, ship etcOne of the biggest growth areas was transport, with revenues up 80%.2British EnglishTRANSPORTTRAVEL a system for carrying passengers or goods from one place to anotherSYNtransportation AmEToday, there are greater opportunities for profits from export, with the advantages of modern transport.Regions with good transport links and a high quality workforce will be at a competitive advantage in bidding for inward investment. → public transporttransporttrans‧port2 /trænˈspɔːt-ɔːrt/ verb [transitive]TRANSPORT to take goods from one place to another by rail, air, ship etcThe crops are transported down the Mississippi River for export.→ See Verb tableOrigin transport2 (1300-1400) Old French transporter, from Latin, from portare “to carry”