Definition of transportation


  • a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods. Synonyms: transit, transportation system.
  • the act of moving something from one location to another. Synonyms: conveyance, transfer, transferral, transport.
  • the sum charged for riding in a public conveyance. Synonyms: fare.
  • the United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966. Synonyms: Department of Transportation, DoT, Transportation.
  • the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials. Synonyms: shipping, transport.
  • 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". Synonyms: deportation, exile, expatriation.

Related words

airfare, airlift, bringing, carfare, carry, connection, connexion, delivery, drive, express, expressage, ferry, ferrying, freight, freightage, hauling, lift, lighterage, navigation, relocation, resettlement, teleportation, telferage, telpherage, transshipment, truckage, trucking.

Rhymes with transportation

abbreviation, abdication, aberration, ablation, abnegation, abomination, abrogation, acceleration, acclamation, acclimation, accommodation, accreditation, accumulation, accusation, accusation, acidification, activation, adaptation, adjudication, administration.

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • transportation is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 16 points
  • transportation is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 16 points
  • transportation is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 19 points
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