Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: travaillier; TRAVAIL


1 verb
Related topics: Other Sports
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


a) [intransitive] 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.
travel widely/extensively
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).

travel the world/country

to go to most parts of the world or of a particular country


[intransitive and transitive] to go a particular distance or at a particular speed
travel at
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
b) having been travelled on by many people:
a well-travelled road


[intransitive] to be passed quickly from one person or place to another:
News travels fast.

travel well

DF 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.


[intransitive always + adverb/preposition] written if your eyes travel over something, you look at different parts of it:
His gaze travelled over her face.


[intransitive] to move at a particular speed or in a particular direction:
Light travels faster than sound.


[intransitive]DSO to take more than three steps while you are holding the ball in basketball

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