I. travel trav‧el 1 [ˈtrævl] noun [uncountable] TRAVEL
the activity of going from one place to another, or to several different places, by air, road, rail etc:

• The drop in revenue reflected lower levels of domestic travel (= within your own country ) .

• American Express has strengthened its lead in the corporate travel business.

Air travel continued its recovery from a year earlier.

  [m0] II. travel travel 2 verb travelled PTandPPX travelling PRESPARTX traveled PTandPPX traveling PRESPARTX [intransitive, transitive] TRAVEL
to go from one place to another, or to several different places, by air, road, rail etc:

• As part of his job, he has to travel abroad extensively.

• Channel Tunnel trains travel between London and Paris in 3 hours.

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travel UK US /ˈtrævəl/ verb [I or T] (UK -ll-, US -l-)
to go from one place to another, especially over a long distance, in a plane, train, car, etc.: »

The ability to travel easily in and out of the region is a significant factor for professionals doing business here.


Due to the increasing costs of travelling abroad, more Americans are choosing to stay closer to home during their vacation.


He travels around 200,000 miles a year on business.


A delegation of officials will be traveling to New Orleans to lobby for the cash.

travel around/across/through somewhere »

Riding a bike is often the most efficient way to travel around big cities

travel by air/train/car »

How long does it take to travel by train from Glasgow to London?

travel the world/the country/the state »

She has travelled the world in her work as foreign correspondent.

to move at a particular speed or over a particular distance: »

An electric motor powers the car at all speeds, and it can travel 40 miles on batteries alone.

travel at 40mph/80kph, etc. »

A train travelling at 30 mph takes about a mile to bring to a stop.

travel UK US /ˈtrævəl/ noun [U]
the activity of going from one place to another, especially over a long distance, in a plane, train, car, etc.,: »

A survey revealed that federal employees were routinely abusing rules regarding business-class travel.


He was reimbursed for the cost of travel between his home and workplace.


The travel and tourism industry employs more than 187,000 people in North Carolina.


Make copies of important travel documents like your passport and itinerary.


air/rail/space travel


overseas/international/foreign travel


business/leisure/holiday travel


free/cheap travel


travel company/firm/industry


travel arrangements/plans


travel expenses/costs

travel on/in sth »

Purchase of a smart card entitles you to three days' unlimited travel on the Metro, buses, and trams.

travel to/from/between somewhere »

The Chairman has a constant round of meetings, involving travel to Western Europe and throughout the UK.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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