—v.i. 1. to go from one place to another, as by car, train, plane, or ship; take a trip; journey: to travel for pleasure. 2. to move or go from one place or point to another.
3. to proceed or advance in any way.
4. to go from place to place as a representative of a business firm.
5. to associate or consort: He travels in a wealthy crowd. 6. Informal.to move with speed.
7. to pass, or be transmitted, as light or sound.
8. Basketball.walk (def. 9).
9. to move in a fixed course, as a piece of mechanism.
—v.t. 1. to travel, journey, or pass through or over, as a country or road.
2. to journey or traverse (a specified distance): We traveled a hundred miles. 3. to cause to journey; ship: to travel logs downriver.
—n. 1. the act of traveling; journeying, esp. to distant places: to travel to other planets. 2. travels, a. journeys; wanderings: to set out on one's travels. b. journeys as the subject of a written account or literary work: a book of travels. c. such an account or work.
3. the coming and going of persons or conveyances along a way of passage; traffic: an increase in travel on state roads. 4. Mach. a. the complete movement of a moving part, esp. a reciprocating part, in one direction, or the distance traversed; stroke.
b. length of stroke.
5. movement or passage in general: to reduce the travel of food from kitchen to table.
—adj. used or designed for use while traveling: a travel alarm clock.