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travel: [trav-uh l]


1. to go from one place to another, as by car, train, plane, or ship; take a trip; journey: to travel for pleasure.

2. to move or go from one place or point to another.

3. to proceed or advance in any way.

The origin of the word “travel” is most likely lost to history. The term may originate from the Old French word travail. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, the first known use of the word travel was in the 14th century. It also states that the word comes from Middle English travailen, travelen (which means to torment, labor, strive, journey) and earlier from Old French travailler (which means to work strenuously, toil). In English we still occasionally use the words travail and travails, which mean struggle.

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