trav‧el1 S2 W2 past tense and past participle travelled, present participle travelling British English, past tense and past participle traveled, present participle traveling American English
to go from one place to another, or to several places, especially ones that are far away:
Someday I'd like to travel abroad.
travel to/across/through/around etc
We're planning to travel across America this summer.
He has travelled extensively in China.
travel by train/car/air etc
We travelled by train across Eastern Europe.
He'd travelled far, but he'd travelled light (=without taking many possessions).
to go to most parts of the world or of a particular country
to go a particular distance or at a particular speed
distance[intransitive and transitive]
The train was travelling at 100 mph.
They travelled 200 miles on the first day.
a) also widely-travelled
having travelled to many different countries:
a well-travelled businesswoman
having been travelled on by many people:
a well-travelled road
to be passed quickly from one person or place to another:
News travels fast.
to remain in good condition or be equally successful when taken to another country:
Exporters have to find wines that travel well.
Many British television programmes don't travel well.
if your eyes travel over something, you look at different parts of it:
eyes[intransitive always + adverb/preposition] written
His gaze travelled over her face.
to move at a particular speed or in a particular direction:
Light travels faster than sound.
to take more than three steps while you are holding the ball in basketball