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travel

2 noun
     
travel2 S2 W2 [uncountable]
1 the activity of travelling:
The new job involves a fair amount of travel.
form/means/mode of travel (=the type of vehicle you use)
We went by bus - the cheapest means of travel.
rail/air/space travel
Rail travel in Britain seems to be getting more and more unreliable.
2

travels

[plural] journeys to places that are far away, usually for pleasure
on somebody's travels
We met some very interesting people on our travels in Thailand.
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travel, travelling, journey, trip, voyage, crossing, flight
Travel (uncountable noun) and travelling are used to mean the general activity of moving from place to place Air travel is becoming cheaper. Her work involves a lot of travelling.!! You do not say 'a travel'. Use journey to talk about travelling a long distance or travelling regularly, when the emphasis is on the travelling itself a long and difficult journey (NOT travel) through the mountains I read during the train journey to work. Did you have a good journey? (=Were you comfortable, was the train on time etc?) A trip is when you go on a short journey, or a journey you do not usually make, and come back again. Use this when the emphasis is on where you are going or why you are going there my first trip to the States a business trip Was it a good trip? (=Did you achieve what you wanted to or have a good time there?)Voyage is used for a long sea journey a voyage across the oceanCrossing is used for a fairly short sea journey The crossing takes 90 minutes.Flight is used for a journey by air Have a good flight!

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