"transit" in the noun sense
1. theodolite, transit
a surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripod
2. transportation system, transportation, transit
a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods
3. passage, transit
a journey usually by ship
"the outward passage took 10 days"
"transit" in the verb sense
1. transit, pass through, move through, pass across, pass over
make a passage or journey from one place to another
"The tourists moved through the town and bought up all the souvenirs"
"Some travelers pass through the desert"
pass across (a sign or house of the zodiac) or pass across (the disk of a celestial body or the meridian of a place
"The comet will transit on September 11"
revolve (the telescope of a surveying transit) about its horizontal transverse axis in order to reverse its direction
cause or enable to pass through
"The canal will transit hundreds of ships every day"
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