Dictionary Results for transit


1. transit - noun

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

Synonym(s): theodolite

Hypernym(s): surveying_instrument, surveyor%27s_instrument




2. transit - noun

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

Synonym(s): transportation_system, transportation

Hypernym(s): facility, installation




3. transit - noun

· a journey usually by ship; "the outward passage took 10 days"

Synonym(s): passage

Hypernym(s): journey, journeying




4. transit - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): pass_through, move_through, pass_across, pass_over

Hypernym(s): pass




5. transit - verb

· 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"

Hypernym(s): pass




6. transit - verb

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

Hypernym(s): roll, revolve




7. transit - verb

· cause or enable to pass through; "The canal will transit hundreds of ships every day"

Hypernym(s): bring, convey, take





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