Definition of


  1. (noun, act) self-propelled movement
  2. (noun, act) the act of going from one place to another
  3. (noun, event) a movement through space that changes the location of something
  4. (verb, motion) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
    We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus
    The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect
    The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell
    news travelled fast
  5. (verb, motion) undergo transportation as in a vehicle
  6. (verb, motion) make a trip for pleasure
  7. (verb, motion) undertake a journey or trip
  8. (verb, motion) travel upon or across
  9. (verb, motion) travel from place to place, as for the purpose of finding work, preaching, or acting as a judge

via WordNet, Princeton University

Antonyms of Travel

stay in place

Alternate forms of Travel

Derivations: travel, traveler, traveling, traveller, travelling

Hyponyms: accompany, advance, air, air travel, angle, arise, ascend, ascension, ascent, automobile, aviation, back, bang, be adrift, beetle, belt along, betake oneself, billow, blow, bounce, brachiation, breeze, bucket along, cannonball along, caravan, career, carry, cast, change, circle, circuit, circulate, circulation, circumnavigation, come, come down, come up, commutation, commute, commuting, continue, crank, crawl, crawling, creep, creeping, crossing, cruise, dance step, derail, descend, descent, do, drag, draw, draw back, drift, drive, driving, ease, entering, entrance, err, fall, ferry, float, flock, flow, flowing, fly, follow, forge, gait, get about, get around, ghost, glide, globe-trot, go across, go around, go by, go down, go forward, go on, go past, go through, go up, gravitation, hasten, hie, hiss, hop, horseback riding, hotfoot, hurry, hurtle, island hop, itinerate, jog, jounce, journey, journeying, jump, junket, junketeer, junketing, lance, lap, lead, leg, levitation, lift, lope, lurch, march on, meander, motor, move around, move back, move on, move up, navigate, on the road, on tour, outflank, overfly, pace, pan, pass, pass by, pass on, pass over, pelt along, peregrinate, peregrination, play, plough, plow, ply, prance, precede, precess, proceed, progress, progression, propagate, pull away, pull back, pursue, push, race, raft, ramble, range, recede, repair, resort, retire, retreat, retrograde, return, ride, riding, rise, rising, roam, roll, round, rove, roving, run, running, rush, rush along, sail, scramble, seafaring, seek, shack, ship, shuttle, sift, sit, ski, sledge, slice into, slice through, slide, slither, snowshoe, speed, spirt, spread, spreading, spurt, stage, staging, stampede, steam, steamer, step, step on it, stray, stroke, surpass, swan, swap, swash, swim, swing, take the air, taxi, thread, tour, trail, tram, tramp, transfer, translation, travel, travel along, travel by, travel purposefully, travel rapidly, travel to, traversal, traverse, tread, trek, trot, trundle, turn, uprise, vagabond, vagabondage, visit, voyage, walk, walking, wander, wandering, water travel, wayfaring, weave, wend, wheel, whine, whish, whisk, whistle, whoosh, wind, wing, withdraw, zigzag, zip, zoom

Hypernyms: go, jaunt, locomote, motion, move, movement, travel, trip

Origin of the word Travel

  1. late 14c., "to journey," from travailen (1300) "to make a journey," originally "to toil, labor" (see travail). The semantic development may have been via the notion of "go on a difficult journey," but it may also reflect the difficulty of going anywhere in the Middle Ages. Replaced O.E. faran. Travels "accounts of journeys" is recorded from 1590s. Travel… more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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