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Definitions of transit

  1. To pass over the disk of (a heavenly body). Webster Dictionary DB
  2. make a transit Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. cause or enable to pass through; "The canal will transit hundreds of ships every day" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. revolve (the telescope of a surveying transit) about its horizontal transverse axis in order to reverse its direction Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. astronomy: 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. make a passage or journey from one place to another Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. facility consisting of the roads and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. The act of passing; passage through or over. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The act or process of causing to pass; conveyance; as, the transit of goods through a country. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A line or route of passage or conveyance; as, the Nicaragua transit. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The passage of a heavenly body over the meridian of a place, or through the field of a telescope. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The passage of a smaller body across the disk of a larger, as of Venus across the sun's disk, or of a satellite or its shadow across the disk of its primary. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. An instrument resembling a theodolite, used by surveyors and engineers; - called also transit compass, and surveyor's transit. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A passage through or over; conveyance; the passage of a heavenly body across the sun; an instrument used in surveying to measure angles: called in full a transit theodolite. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. A passing over: conveyance: passage, as of freight, on railways and steamboats: rapid transit, the speedy transportation of passengers to and from their residences, in large and crowded cities; elevated and underground railroads are the chief means of rapid transit at present: (astr.) the passage of a heavenly body over the meridian of a place: the passage of a planet over the sun's disc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. A passing; crossing; passage of a heavenly body across a meridian or the sun's disc. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. The act of passing over or through; passage; especially, the passage of one heavenly body over the disk of another, or over the meridian. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. A passing over or through; conveyance; the passing of an inferior planet across the sun's disk; the passage of a heavenly body across the meridian of a place. See Transient. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for transit

  1. Thanks to the rapid locomotion by steam, the migration of these cattle had lasted but ten days- two days for the transport by land, and eight days for the passage by sea, through the tortuous line of the Baltic; but this was sufficient length of time for the incubation to be produced, even supposing the animals to have looked sound when their transit began. – On the cattle plague: or, Contagious typhus in horned cattle. Its history, origin, description, and treatment by Honoré Bourguignon
  2. Remained his mother, for Tom, contrary to what John- James and Vassie had expected, did not look in at Penzance Station to greet Ishmael on his transit and as to the Parson, he was letting Ishmael alone to find his feet with his family, holding himself as a person to be come to if occasion or affection prompted it later. – Secret Bread by F. Tennyson Jesse
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