Meaning of TRANSIT in English


tran ‧ sit AC /ˈtrænsət, ˈtrænsɪt, -zət/ BrE AmE noun [uncountable]

[ Date: 1400-1500 ; Language: Latin ; Origin: transitus , from transire ; ⇨ ↑ transient 1 ]

1 . the process of moving goods or people from one place to another:

baggage that is lost or damaged in transit (=while it is being moved)

transit by air or sea

2 . a system for moving people from place to place SYN transport British English , transportation American English :

rapid transit networks

public transit American English (=buses, trains etc)

promises to improve public transit

—transit verb [intransitive]

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.