From Middle English travelen (“to make a laborious journey, travel”) from Middle Scots travailen (“to toil, work, travel”), alteration of Middle English travaillen (“to toil, work”), borrowed 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.
- (intransitive) To be on a journey, often for pleasure or business and with luggage; to go from one place to another.
- John seems to spend as much time travelling as he does in the office.
- 1930, Pickthall, Marmaduke (translator), The Meaning of the Glorious Koran, surah 28, verse 29:
- Then, when Moses had fulfilled the term, and was travelling with his housefolk, he saw in the distance a fire and said unto his housefolk: Bide ye (here). Lo! I see in the distance a fire; peradventure I shall bring you tidings thence, or a brand from the fire that ye may warm yourselves.
- (intransitive) To pass from one place to another; to move or transmit
- Soundwaves can travel through water.
- The supposedly secret news of Mary's engagement travelled quickly through her group of friends.
- (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.
- (obsolete) To labour; to travail.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Hooker to this entry?)
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- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout § Translations.
- The act of traveling; passage from place to place.
- space travel
- travel to Spain
- (in the plural) A series of journeys.
- I’m off on my travels around France again.
- (in the plural) An account of one's travels.
- He released his travels in 1900, 2 years after returning from Africa.
- 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.
- Used attributively to describe things that have been created or modified for use during a journey.
- (act of travelling): journey, passage, tour, trip, voyage
- (activity or traffic along a route or through a given point): traffic
- (working motion of a piece of machinery): stroke, movement, progression
- active travel
- air travel
- A to B travel
- time travel
- travel adapter
- travel agency
- travel agent
- travel book, travelbook, travel-book
- travel bug
- travel document
- travel guide
- travel sickness
- travel system
- travel in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- travel in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- “travel” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
- “travel” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.