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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun travel:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb travel:

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Definition of the noun travel

What does travel mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: travels

  1. the act of going from one place to another
  2. a movement through space that changes the location of something
  3. self-propelled movement
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of travel: locomotion
    • more generic words: motion / move / movement = the act of changing location from one place to another
    • more specific terms:
      • brachiation = swinging by the arms from branch to branch
      • walking / walk = the act of traveling by foot
      • step = the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down
      • gait = a horse's manner of moving
      • running / run = the act of running
      • lope / trot / jog = a slow pace of running
      • crawling / creeping / crawl / creep = a slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body
      • circuit / circle / lap = movement once around a course
      • dance step / step = a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance
      • stroke = any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing

Alternative definition of the noun travel


  1. The act of travel(l)ing
  2. [p] a series of journeys
  3. [p] 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

Definition of the verb travel

What does travel mean as a doing word?

Travel is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: travelled, travelling

  1. change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
  2. undertake a journey or trip
    • example: They travel
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonym of travel: journey
    • more generic words: jaunt / trip = make a trip for pleasure
    • more specific words:
      • tour = make a tour of a certain place
      • globe-trot = travel all over the world for pleasure and sightseeing
      • sledge = ride in or travel with a sledge
      • navigate / voyage / sail = travel on water propelled by wind or by other means
      • trek = make a long and difficult journey
      • trek = journey on foot, especially in the mountains
  3. make a trip for pleasure
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonyms of travel: jaunt / trip
    • more specific terms:
      • junketeer / junket = go on a pleasure trip
      • travel to / visit = go to certain places as for sightseeing
      • journey = undertake a journey or trip
      • ply / run = travel a route regularly
      • commute = travel back and forth regularly, as between one's place of work and home
      • peregrinate = travel around, through, or over, especially on foot
    • cause: go / locomote / move
  4. travel upon or across
    • example: travel the oceans
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonym of travel: journey
    • more generic words: go / locomote / move = change location
    • more specific words:
      • sail = traverse or travel on
      • ship = travel by ship
      • ride = ride over, along, or through
      • fly = travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft
      • cruise = drive around aimlessly but ostentatiously and at leisure
  5. undergo transportation as in a vehicle
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic words: go / locomote / move = change location
    • more specific words:
      • fly = travel in an airplane
      • hop = travel by means of an aircraft, bus, etc.
      • ride = be carried or travel on or in a vehicle
  6. travel from place to place, as for the purpose of finding work, preaching, or acting as a judge
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonym of travel: move around
    • more generic words: go / locomote / move = change location
    • more specific word: itinerate = travel from place to place, as for work

Alternative definition of the verb travel


  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.
  3. [intransitive, basketball] To move illegally by walking or running without dribbling the ball.
  4. [transitive] To travel throughout (a place).


Travel is a musical group.


  1. "Travel" EP is the fourth album by the Christian rock band Future of Forestry and the first in the "Travel Series." It was released on May 5, 2009.
  2. "Travel" a.k.a. "Travel..." is a musical album of Jazzamor.
    • also known as Travel... (In Order Not to Arrive)
    • released on (9 years ago)
  3. "Travel" is a musical album of Zaza.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  4. "Travel" is a musical single of Museum Of Neurotic Origins.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  5. "travel" is a musical single of NeoQi.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  6. "Travel" is a composition.
  7. "Travel" is a musical album of Aaron Roche.


"Travel" is a 2013 short film directed by David Claerbout.


travel: The domain name .travel is a top-level domain in the Domain Name System of the Internet. Its name suggests the intended and restricted use by travel agents, airlines, bed and breakfast operators, tourism bureaus, and others in the travel industry.

Phrases with Travel

Phrases starting with the word Travel:

  1. travel by
  2. travel to
  3. travel kit
  4. travel iron
  5. travel plan
  6. travel time
  7. travel-worn
  8. travel agent
  9. travel along
  10. travel agency
  11. Travel System
  12. travel-soiled
  13. travel bargain
  14. travel expense

Phrases ending with the word Travel:

  1. to travel
  2. air travel
  3. Time travel
  4. space travel
  5. Space-Travel
  6. water travel

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Travel

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Google previewPunch (1868)

Or the London Charivari

Travel is the best means of studying the manners and customs of the Eu hsh. 2nd . ravel is the best means of...

Google previewChronicles of a Traveling Aficionado (2008)

Cruising with fine wines and epicurean experiences by Thomas Williams

Travel is an awarding experience especially with one you love because you can share with them the moment of the experience.

Google previewLocomotive Engineers Journal (1921)

Standing travel is the necessary distance which the piston has to move in order to bring the shoes against the wheels when the locomotive or car is at rest, and will equal the shoe clearance times the total leverage plus the lost motion found in ...

Google previewLand/scape/theater (2002)

by Elinor Fuchs, Una Chaudhuri

Travel is a self- expressive mode that does not seek an object.

Google previewAmerican Literature and Science (2015)

by Robert Scholnick

But time travel means something different from all these common experiences. Time travel is a peculiarly modern form of exploration. Historical time, at least in Anglo-European culture, used to be mere chronology—a sequence that arranged ...

Google previewDynamics Of Mass CommunicationTheory And Practice (2006)

by Uma Narula

Travel is a global industry, one whose products — tickets and itineraries are easy to deliver to the customers. It is tailor-made for the Internet. Through the Internet potential customers have access to the airline's computer reservation systems, ...

Google previewDefining Travel (2007)

Diverse Visions by Susan L. Roberson

travel is an important...

Google previewBaltic Gambit (2014)

A Novel of the Vampire Earth by E.E. Knight

Travel means delicious exotic food, sightseeing, meeting interesting people who might turn into friends or lovers, and above all, a pleasant, relaxing break from ordinary life. To those who live in the post2022 world of the twentyfirst, however, ...

Google previewInternational Trade Forum No 2 2010 (2010)

by United Nations

Business travel is the main cause of the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for ITC (almost 90 per cent) and is the area with real potential for significant carbon footprint reductions. Travel is an important aspect of any development ...

Google previewDictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism (2009)

by A & C Black Publishers Ltd

n/ noun TRAVEL ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of the Esoteric (2004)

3000 Entries on the Mystical and Occult Traditions by Nevill Drury

Assiah - Astral Travel Assagioli's many books and articles, the best- known are Psychosynthesis (1965) and The Act of Will (1975). Assiah In the Kabbalah, the " densest" of the four worlds of manifestation. Linked by occultists to the last of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Distance Learning (2005)

by Howard, Caroline

Increasing travel volume and longer average commute, much of it spent stuck in traffic, are taxing community and private resources. Experts from various disciplines agree that it is desirable to manage this increase and at the same time slow ...

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Quotes about Travel

My writing is a combination of three elements. The first is travel: not travel like a tourist, but travel as exploration. The second is reading literature on the subject. The third is reflection. (Ryszard Kapuscinski)
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Scrabble value of T1R1A1V4E1L1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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