Meaning of TRANSIT in English


/ ˈtrænzɪt; NAmE ; -sɪt/ noun


[ U ] the process of being moved or carried from one place to another :

The cost includes transit.

goods damaged in transit

transit times


[ U , C , usually sing. ] the act of going through a place on the way to somewhere else :

the transit lounge at Vienna airport

a transit visa (= one that allows a person to pass through a country but not to stay there)


[ U ] ( NAmE ) the system of buses, trains, etc. which people use to travel from one place to another :

the city's mass / public transit system



late Middle English (denoting passage from one place to another): from Latin transitus , from transire go across.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.