To go from one place to another, as on a trip; journey. To go from place to place as a salesperson or agent. To be transmitted, as light or sound; move or pass. To advance or proceed. To go about in the company of a particular group; associate: travels in wealthy circles. To move along a course, as in a groove. To admit of being transported without loss of quality; Some wines travel poorly. Informal To move swiftly. Basketball To walk or run illegally while holding the ball. To pass or journey over or through; traverse: travel the roads of Europe. The act or process of traveling; movement or passage from one place to another. A series of journeys. An account of one's journeys. Activity or traffic along a route or through a given point. The activity or business of arranging trips or providing services for travelers. The motion of a piece of machinery, especially of a reciprocating part; stroke. The length of a mechanical stroke.