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Synonyms for transit
ˈtræn sɪt, -zɪttran·sit

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. transit

    A journey (French journée, from Latin diurnus, daily) was primarily a day's work; hence, a movement from place to place within one day, which we now describe as "a day's journey;" in its extended modern use a journey is a direct going from a starting-point to a destination, ordinarily over a considerable distance; we speak of a day's journey, or the journey of life. Travel is a passing from place to place, not necessarily in a direct line or with fixed destination; a journey through Europe would be a passage to some destination beyond or at the farther boundary; travel in Europe may be in no direct course, but may include many journeys in different directions. A voyage, which was formerly a journey of any kind, is now a going to a considerable distance by water, especially by sea; as, a voyage to India. A trip is a short and direct journey. A tour is a journey that returns to the starting-point, generally over a considerable distance; as, a bridal tour, or business tour. An excursion is a brief tour or journey, taken for pleasure, often by many persons at once; as, an excursion to Chautauqua. Passage is a general word for a journey by any conveyance, especially by water; as, a rough passage across the Atlantic; transit, literally the act of passing over or through, is used specifically of the conveyance of passengers or merchandise; rapid transit is demanded for suburban residents or perishable goods. Pilgrimage, once always of a sacred character, retains in derived uses something of that sense; as, a pilgrimage to Stratford-on-Avon.

    Synonyms:
    excursion, expedition, journey, pilgrimage, tour, travel, trip, voyage

    Preposition:
    A journey from Naples to Rome; through Mexico; across the continent; over the sea; a journey into Asia; among savages; by land, by rail, for health, on foot, on the cars, etc.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. theodolite, transitnoun

    a surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripod

    Synonyms:
    passage, transportation system, theodolite, transportation

  2. transportation system, transportation, transitnoun

    a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods

    Synonyms:
    shipping, deportation, transfer, conveyance, transportation, expatriation, theodolite, transportation system, exile, transferral, fare, transport, passage

  3. passage, transitverb

    a journey usually by ship

    "the outward passage took 10 days"

    Synonyms:
    passing, handing over, transportation, transition, theodolite, transportation system, passageway, enactment, musical passage, passage

  4. transit, pass through, move through, pass across, pass oververb

    make a passage or journey from one place to another

    "The tourists moved through the town and bought up all the souvenirs;" "Some travelers pass through the desert"

    Synonyms:
    skip over, cut through, infiltrate, cover, wipe, cut across, overfly, pass across, pass through, pass over, cross, track, skip, move through, get across, get over, traverse, jump

  5. transitverb

    pass across (a sign or house of the zodiac) or pass across (the disk of a celestial body or the meridian of a place)

    "The comet will transit on September 11"

    Synonyms:
    pass through, move through, pass over, pass across

  6. transitverb

    revolve (the telescope of a surveying transit) about its horizontal transverse axis in order to reverse its direction

    Synonyms:
    pass through, move through, pass over, pass across

  7. transitverb

    cause or enable to pass through

    "The canal will transit hundreds of ships every day"

    Synonyms:
    pass through, move through, pass over, pass across

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. transitnoun

    Synonyms:
    conveyance

  2. transitnoun

    Synonyms:
    passage (as of a heavenly body across the meridian)

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How to use transit in a sentence?

  1. Lori Fogarty:

    I sense a lot of excitement in the artist community, and real appreciation that the transit agencies are making this possible, and we can't wait to see what comes forth.

  2. Chief Executive Alexei Miller:

    We will never sign a transit contract on unacceptable terms for Gazprom.

  3. Nikki Haley:

    Impeding Ukraine's lawful transit through Kerch Strait is a violation under international law. It is an arrogant act that the international community must condemn and will never accept.

  4. Matt Stanley:

    This first trade signifies that the market is ready and willing to transit to cleaner fuels earlier than most people had anticipated.

  5. Rivka Gerwitz Little:

    When you take something like a transit card and you enable it with mobile, it makes it so much easier. We will stop the fumbling with Metrocards that we see every day.


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