Trav·el v. i. [imp. & p. p. Traveled or Travelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Traveling or Travelling.]
1. To labor; to travail. [Obsoles.]
2. To go or march on foot; to walk; as, to travel over the city, or through the streets.
3. To pass by riding, or in any manner, to a distant place, or to many places; to journey; as, a man travels for his health; he is traveling in California.
4. To pass; to go; to move.
Time travels in divers paces with divers persons. --Shak.
Trav·el v. t.
1. To journey over; to traverse; as, to travel the continent. “I travel this profound.”
2. To force to journey. [R.]
They shall not be traveled forth of their own franchises. --Spenser.
1. The act of traveling, or journeying from place to place; a journey.
With long travel I am stiff and weary. --Shak.
His travels ended at his country seat. --Dryden.
2. pl. An account, by a traveler, of occurrences and observations during a journey; as, a book of travels; -- often used as the title of a book; as, Travels in Italy.
3. Mach. The length of stroke of a reciprocating piece; as, the travel of a slide valve.
4. Labor; parturition; travail. [Obs.]
n 1: the act of going from one place to another; "he enjoyed
selling but he hated the travel" [syn: traveling, travelling]
2: a movement through space that changes the location of
something [syn: change of location]
3: self-propelled movement [syn: locomotion]
v 1: change location; move, travel, or proceed; "How fast does
your new car go?"; "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" [syn: go, move,
locomote] [ant: stay in place]
2: undertake a journey or trip [syn: journey]
3: make a trip for pleasure [syn: trip, jaunt]
4: travel upon or across; "travel the oceans" [syn: journey]
5: undergo transportation as in a vehicle; "We travelled North
on Rte. 508"
6: travel from place to place, as for the purpose of finding
work, preaching, or acting as a judge [syn: move around]
[also: travelling, travelled]