Definition of transit :
1. A line or route of passage or conveyance; as, the Nicaragua transit.
2. An instrument resembling a theodolite, used by surveyors and engineers; - called also transit compass, and surveyor's transit.
3. The act of passing; passage through or over.
4. The act or process of causing to pass; conveyance; as, the transit of goods through a country.
5. The passage of a heavenly body over the meridian of a place, or through the field of a telescope.
6. The passage of a smaller body across the disk of a larger, as of Venus across the sun's disk, or of a satellite or its shadow across the disk of its primary.
7. To pass over the disk of ( a heavenly body).
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convert (part of speech: verb)
change (part of speech: verb)
gauge (part of speech: noun)
move (part of speech: verb)
passage (part of speech: noun)
- Mackenzie, a century ago, came across the birds here, and they have persisted ever since, although in the direct line of the river- transit of the fur- traders. - "The New North", Agnes Deans Cameron.
- The United States have the mere right of transit over them for the purpose of carrying the mails; the government could not have an injunction to prevent the destruction of a mail- road. - "Monopolies and the People", D. C. Cloud.
- No cooking could be done, of course, but the Captain arranged to eat at Mrs. Higgins's hospitable table during the transit. - "The Depot Master", Joseph C. Lincoln.