• IPA: /ˈtɹævəl/

travel (travels, present participle travelling; past and past participle travelled)

  1. (intransitive) To be on a journey, often for pleasure or business and with luggage; to go from one place to another.
  2. (intransitive) To pass from here to there; to move or transmit; to go from one place to another.
    Soundwaves can travel through water.
  3. (intransitive, basketball) To move illegally by walking or running without dribbling the ball.
  4. (transitive) To travel throughout (a place).
    I’ve travelled the world.
  5. (transitive) To force to journey.
    • They shall not be travelled forth of their own franchises.
  6. (obsolete) To labour; to travail.
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • French: transmettre, propager
  • German: sich übertragen, sich fortpflanzen
  • Portuguese: viajar
  • Russian: передвига́ться
  • Russian: вести́
Translations Noun


  1. The act of traveling; passage from place to place.
    space travel
    travel to Spain
  2. (in the plural) A series of journeys.
    I’m off on my travels around France again.
  3. (in the plural) An account of one's travels.
  4. The activity or traffic along a route or through a given point.
  5. 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.
  6. (obsolete) Labour; parturition; travail.
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • German: Reisen
  • Russian: путешествие
  • Russian: ход

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