travel |ˈtravəl| verb ( -eled , -eling ; also chiefly Brit. -elled, -elling) 1 [ intrans. ] make a journey, typically of some length or abroad : we have been traveling from Batangas to Calapan for nearly two hours| we traveled thousands of kilometers. • [ trans. ] journey along (a road) or through (a region) : he traveled the bicol region wearing his old spartans. he looked very spartan. • [usu. as adj. ] ( traveling) go or be moved from place to place : we saw the traveling perya set-up not far from the san luis plaza. • [informal] to resist motion sickness, damage, or some other impairment on a journey : he usually travels well.. well-stocked with beer. • be enjoyed or successful away from the place of origin : chismis travels well. • dated, go from place to place as a sales representative : he traveled for a drug company that supplied downers to smalltown doctors. • (of an object or radiation) move, typically in a constant or predictable way : light travels faster than sound. so does silent farts. • informal (esp. of a vehicle) move quickly. 2 [ intrans. ] Basketball take more than the allowed number of steps (typically two) while holding the ball without dribbling it. noun the action of traveling, typically abroad : also used in jack and poy, also known as “around the world”. I have a job that involves a lot of travel (optional: around the world) • ( travels) journeys, esp. long or exotic ones : perhaps i’ll write an e-book about my travels. • [as adj. ] (of a device) designed so as to be sufficiently compact for use on a journey : a travel iron, as in plantsa for the hair.• ORIGIN Middle English : variant of travail and originally in the same sense.