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Etymology [ edit ]
Middle English ( travelen “ to make a laborious journey, travel ”) from Middle Scots "to toil, work, travel", alteration of travailen Middle English ( travaillen “ to toil, work ”), from Old French ( travailler “ to trouble, suffer, be worn out ”). See travail. Displaced native Middle English ( faren “ to travel, fare ”) (from Old English ( faran “ to travel, journey ”)), Middle English ( lithen “ to go, travel ”) (from Old English ( līþan “ to go, travel ”)), Middle English ( feren “ to go, travel ”) (from Old English ( fēran “ to go, travel ”)), Middle English ( ȝewalken, iwalken “ to walk about, travel ”) (from Old English ( ġewealcan “ to go, traverse ”)), Middle English ( swinken “ to work, travel ”) (from Old English ( swincan “ to labour, work at ”)). More at fare.
Pronunciation [ edit ]
travel ( third-person singular simple present , travels present participle , Commonwealth , travelling US traveling simple past and past participle ) Commonwealth , travelled US traveled
( intransitive ) To be on a journey, often for pleasure or business and with luggage; to go from one place to another.
I like to travel.
( intransitive ) To pass from here to there; to move or transmit; to go from one place to another.
Soundwaves can travel through water.
( intransitive , basketball ) To move illegally by walking or running without dribbling the ball.
( transitive ) To travel throughout (a place).
I’ve travelled the world.
( transitive ) To force to journey.
They shall not be
travelled forth of their own franchises.
( obsolete ) To labour; to travail.
(Can we find and add a quotation of Hooker to this entry?)
Translations [ edit ]
to be on a journey
여행하다 ( (ko) yeohaeng-hada) Lao:
ເດີນທາງ ( (lo) dəən-thaang) Latin:
iter facio Lithuanian:
патува ( impf pátuva) Norwegian:
reise (no) m Novial:
voyaja Old English:
, sīþian , wadan , faran fēran
Ossetian: please add this translation if you can Persian:
سفر کردن ( (fa) safar kardan), ( مسافرت کردن mosâferat kardan) Polish:
podróżować (pl) , impf jeździć (pl) impf Portuguese:
viajar (pt) Romanian:
călători (ro) Russian:
путешествовать (ru) ( impf putešéstvovatʹ), ездить (ru) ( impf jezditʹ) Serbo-Croatian:
путовати impf Roman:
putovati impf Slovak:
cestovať , impf jazdiť impf Slovene:
potovati (sl) impf Spanish:
viajar (es) Swahili:
resa , (sv) färdas (sv) Thai:
( เดินทาง dern-taang), ( ท่องเที่ยว tông-tîeow) Tibetan:
( འགྲུལ་རྒྱག 'grul rgyag) Turkish:
seyahat (tr) Tuvan:
( аян-чорук кылыр ajan-čoruk kylyr) Ukrainian:
подорожувати ( impf podoróžuvaty), мандрувати ( impf mandruváty), їздити (uk) ( impf jízdyty) Vietnamese:
du lịch (vi) Volapük:
to pass from here to there; to transmit
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travel ( , countable and uncountable plural ) travels
The act of traveling.
travel to Spain
A series of pl journeys.
An account of one's travels.
I’m off on my travels around France again. The activity or traffic along a route or through a given point.
The working motion of a piece of machinery; the length of a mechanical stroke.
There was a lot of travel in the handle, because the tool was out of adjustment.
My drill press has a travel of only 1.5 inches.
( obsolete ) Labour; parturition; travail.
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plural: series of journeys
plural: account of one's travels
motion of a piece of machinery
length of a mechanical stroke
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