Definition of transit

Definition of transit
  1. transit Noun The act of passing over, across, or through something.
  2. transit Noun The conveyance of people or goods from one place to another, especially on a public transportation system; the vehicles used for such conveyance.
  3. transit Noun The passage of a celestial body across the observer's meridian, or across the disk of a larger celestial body.
  4. transit Noun A surveying instrument rather like a theodolite that measures horizontal and vertical angles.
  5. transit Noun an imaginary line between two objects whose positions are known. When the navigator sees one object directly in front of the other, then navigator knows that his position is on the transit.
  6. transit Noun a Ford Transit van.
  7. transit Noun to carry communications traffic to and from a customer or another network on a compensation basis as opposed to peerage in which the traffic to and from another network is carried on an equivalency basis or without charge.
  8. transit Verb To pass over, across or through something
  9. transit Verb To revolve an instrument about its horizontal axis so as to reverse its direction
  10. transit Verb To make a transit
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