Definition of "transit" []

  • The act of passing over, across, or through; passage. (noun)
  • Conveyance of people or goods from one place to another, especially on a local public transportation system. (noun)
  • The system or vehicles used for such conveyance. (noun)
  • A transition or change, as to a spiritual existence at death. (noun)
  • Astronomy The passage of a celestial body across the observer's meridian. (noun)
  • The passage or conveyance of goods or people (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A change or transition (noun)
  • A route (noun)
  • The passage of a celestial body or satellite across the face of a relatively larger body as seen from the earth (noun)
  • The apparent passage of a celestial body across the meridian, caused by the earth's diurnal rotation (noun)
  • The passage of a planet across some special point on the zodiac (noun)
  • To make a transit through or over (something) (verb)
  • To make a transit across (a celestial body or the meridian) (verb)
  • To cause (the telescope of a surveying instrument) to turn over or (of such a telescope) to be turned over in a vertical plane so that it points in the opposite direction (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "transit" in a sentence
  • "Preparing fish for the rigors of a plane ride and as long as 48 hours in transit is a very closely guarded trade secret; many companies refuse outright to talk about it."
  • "As I write this I'm in transit from a four day Argentina Dove hunt."
  • "The one good thing about spending so many hours in transit is that I had a lot of time read, and I read some great stuff, so look out for a few book posts in the coming weeks."