Trav"el (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Traveled (?) or Travelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Traveling or Travelling.] [Properly, to labor, and the same word as travail.]


To labor; to travail.




To go or march on foot; to walk; as, to travel over the city, or through the streets.


To pass by riding, or in any manner, to a distant place, or to many places; to journey; as, a man travels for his health; he is traveling in California.


To pass; to go; to move.

Time travels in divers paces with divers persons. Shak.


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Trav"el (?), v. t.


To journey over; to traverse; as, to travel the continent.

"I travel this profound."



To force to journey.


They shall not be traveled forth of their own franchises. Spenser.


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Trav"el, n.


The act of traveling, or journeying from place to place; a journey.

With long travel I am stiff and weary. Shak.

His travels ended at his country seat. Dryden.

2. pl.

An account, by a traveler, of occurrences and observations during a journey; as, a book of travels; -- often used as the title of a book; as, Travels in Italy.

3. Mach.

The length of stroke of a reciprocating piece; as, the travel of a slide valve.


Labor; parturition; travail.



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