Definition of transit


  • a surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripod. Synonyms: theodolite.
  • a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods. Synonyms: transportation, transportation system.
  • a journey usually by ship; "the outward passage took 10 days". Synonyms: passage.


  • make a passage or journey from one place to another; "The tourists moved through the town and bought up all the souvenirs;", "Some travelers pass through the desert". Synonyms: move through, pass across, pass over, pass through.
  • pass across (a sign or house of the zodiac) or pass across (the disk of a celestial body or the meridian of a place); "The comet will transit on September 11".
  • revolve (the telescope of a surveying transit) about its horizontal transverse axis in order to reverse its direction.
  • cause or enable to pass through; "The canal will transit hundreds of ships every day".

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cut, lockage, tacheometer, tachymeter, telferage, telpherage.

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  • transit is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 7 points
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