travels, travelling, travelled
(in AM, use traveling, traveled)
1) VERB If you travel, you go from one place to another, often to a place that is far away.

[V prep/adv] You had better travel to Helsinki tomorrow...

[V prep/adv] Granny travelled down by train...

I've been traveling all day...

[V amount/n] Students often travel hundreds of miles to get here...

[V at amount] I had been travelling at 150 kilometres an hour...

[V-ing] He was a charming travelling companion.

Derived words:
travelling N-UNCOUNT

I love travelling...

Getting to and from school involves two hours' travelling a day.

2) N-UNCOUNT Travel is the activity of travelling.

Information on travel in New Zealand is available at the hotel...

He detested air travel.

...a writer of travel books.

3) VERB If you travel the world, the country, or the area, you go to many different places in the world or in a particular country or area.

[V n] Dr Ryan travelled the world gathering material for his book...

[V n] He has had to travel the country in search of work.

4) VERB When light or sound from one place reaches another, you say that it travels to the other place.

[V prep/adv] When sound travels through water, strange things can happen...

[V at amount] Light travels at around 300,000,000 metres per second.

5) VERB When news becomes known by people in different places, you can say that it travels to them.

[V adv/prep] News of his work traveled all the way to Asia...

[V adv/prep] Seems like news travels pretty fast around here.

6) N-PLURAL: with poss, usu poss N Someone's travels are the journeys that they make to places a long way from their home.

He also collects things for the house on his travels abroad.

7) See also , much-travelled, well-travelled
8) PHRASE: V inflects If you travel light, you travel without taking much luggage.
9) PHRASE: V inflects If goods such as food products travel well, they can be transported a long way without being damaged or their quality being spoiled.

Ripe fruit does not travel well, but unripe fruit can be transported worldwide.

10) PHRASE: V inflects If you say that an idea, a method, or a style travels well, you mean that it can be appreciated or used by people in several different countries, and not just in the country where it began.

That brand of humour generally travels well.

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