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travel

trav·el

travel

 
 
pronunciation:
trae vl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: traveled, traveling, travelled, travelling, travels
definition 1: to journey from place to place.
Many people like to travel during their vacations, but others prefer to stay home.I've traveled a lot in North America, but I've never traveled to other continents.
synonyms:
go, journey, tour
similar words:
cruise, fly, junket, roam, rove, sightsee, trek, visit, voyage
definition 2: to go from place to place on business.
As a rug buyer, he has to travel a great deal.
similar words:
junket
definition 3: to move forward in any way.
This car travels at a top speed of 110 miles per hour.The paper airplane traveled over the teacher's desk and landed in the wastebasket.
synonyms:
advance, go, move, proceed, progress
similar words:
head, pass, ride, run, traverse
definition 4: to associate (usu. fol. by "with").
I don't approve of the crowd my daughter is traveling with these days.
synonyms:
associate, consort, hang around, mingle
similar words:
hobnob, know, socialize
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to pass over or through.
We traveled the country, stopping in various cities.
synonyms:
cross, range, tour, traverse
similar words:
cover, do, pass, ride, roam, voyage
definition 2: to journey over (a distance).
We traveled twenty miles on yesterday's bicycle trip.
synonyms:
cover, do, traverse
similar words:
cross, go, pass, track
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of traveling.
I've always found travel exciting.
similar words:
journey, sightseeing, touring
definition 2: (pl.) journeys or wanderings.
Our travels took us through Europe and the Middle East.
synonyms:
journeys
similar words:
expeditions, peregrination, tours, trips, voyages
definition 3: the movement of persons and vehicles on a certain route or through a given place.
The rough terrain slowed the travel of the weary army.
synonyms:
traffic
similar words:
passage, transit, transport
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  • traveler:
    a person who travels.
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