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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

Transport, v. Also: transporte, -poirt. P.p. also transport. [ME and e.m.E. transport(e (Chaucer), F. transporter, L. transportāre.]

1. Of persons: (To cause) to move; to remove, exile; to allow or enable to migrate. Also reflex. and in fig. context. 1524 Acts II 290/1.
That his grace be nocht transportit furth of the realm vnder the pane of cryme of lese maiestie to the doaris
1533 Bell. Livy I 68/17.
Ane large nowmer of horsmen war send to the ciete of Alba to transport [L. traducere] the pepill thareof to Rome
1568 Hosack Mary Q. of Scots I 527.
She causit him be transportit fra his ludging in the toun
a1578 Pitsc. I 73/5.
That the Inglischmen … had transportit thair arme ower the watter of Sulluay
1590 Edinb. Test. XXI 297b.
The bairnes … remane with thair moder … vnto sik tyme as the … oursearis find tyme convenient to transport onie of thaim fra hir
c1590 Fowler II 77/20.
To transport a certene number of your naturell pepill in ane or tua pairts of your new conqueshed lands to inhabite and duell therein
1590 Crim. Trials I ii 210.
Thomas Trumbillis … strukin in … transis, … sufferit him selff to be careit and transportit to mony montanes [etc.]
1596 Highland P. III 79.
Farquhar McCay [etc.] … to be transportit … to the law cuntrey and thair to remaine
1632 Lithgow Trav. 111.
I wander in exile … A vagabonding guest Transported here and there, Led with the mercy-wanting winds of feare, griefe and dispaire
reflex. 1579 Edinb. B. Rec. IV 105.
The instructouris … war of mynde to transpoirt thame selues to sic vther pairtis … gif … the sam suld be ane greit disprayse to the haill inhabitantis
1590 Edinb. B. Rec. V 23.
Piere de Berry, ane young cheyld of Deip, to haif fyve pund … to transport him hamewart
1684 Murray Early B. Organ. I 410.
Proposals of Walter Gibson, merchant in Glasgow, to persons who wish to transport themselves to America
16… Crail Squaremen 22.
That no … frie man of our craft … transport him selve outt of the toun for certaen yieris bott [etc.]

b. To cause or permit (a minister, etc.) to move from one charge or professional post to another. Also reflex. and intr. 1576 Reg. Privy S. VII 117/2.
In caise … he be fund … negligent in doctrine or sklanderous in lyfe or for guid caus worthy and meit to be transportit to ane uther place and charge
1664 Stirling B. Rec. I 246.
Any … haveing power to lowse and transport the said maister Matthias that they … continow him in the ministrie at this burgh
1667 Haddington B. Rec. (Robb) 16 July.
To goe to Jedwart … to deal with Mr. Andrew Rutherfoord school maister thair if he will be transported to be maister of the grammer schoole of this burgh
1674 Edinb. B. Rec. X 183.
Alexander Ramsay second minister in the East Kirk of St. Geilles to be transported back to the Grayfreirs Kirk
reflex. 1599 Lett. Jas. VI to Bruce 286.
To transporte himself from the ministerie of the said toun
1611 Sc. Hist. Rev. XIX 108.
Adam Bannatyine … to transport himself fra the said kirk of Falkirk conform to the act of transportatioun grantit him in the last synodell
intr. 1640 Comm. Univ. II (Glasg.) App. 258.
David Dicksone is ordained to transport from his ministrie at the kirk of Irvine to the Universitie of Glasgow
1641 Baillie I 370.
William Bennet was ordained … to transport to Edinburgh
1642 Baillie II 8.
To the universities supplication … my answer … It was a humble desyre … I might be permitted to die with my flock. Notwithstanding it was voyced unanimouslie that I should transport

2. tr. a. To move, carry or transfer (something) (fra one place to another); to remove (something) away, aff, ower, etc. b. specif. To move or carry (goods, etc.) for the purpose of trade.a., b. 1533 Bell. Livy I 45/35.
This preist transportit or ellis changit the crukit staff to his left hand
1559–60 Soc. Ant. XI 524.
Him self did transport ther pretius fowellis
1562 Treas. Acc. XI 209.
Certane personis quha transportit nolt and scheip
1566–7 Reg. Privy S. V ii 248/1.
The victuallis … can nocht be transportit nor cariit to the Lawland
a1570-86 Maitland in Maitl. F. 43/11.
Thocht thay hawe spulȝeit … gud and geir Ȝit hawe thay left lyand still the land Quhilk to transport was nocht in thair poweir
1569-73 Bann. Memor. 138.
The Bischope of Gallowayis preiching, in the pulpet of Edinburgh … was gevin thame be me lord of Mortone; transported word be word, be the most copious auditore being thair present
1574 Reg. Privy C. MS XLII 43a.
Fremen … that salhappin to transport aquavite aill mader [etc.]
1572-5 Diurn. Occurr. 158.
My lord regentis corpis … wes transportit fra the said palace … to the college kirk
1581 Edinb. B. Rec. IV 559.
The said conseruatour stayis thaire gudis … at Campheir, compelling thame to mak markatt thaire, and will nocht suffer thame to transport the saming in the countrie
1590 Crail B. Ct. MS 3 Nov.
That no persone … tak vpon hand to away transport or carie ony laidis to or fra this burght
1599 Conv. Burghs II 45.
Thai haue … tane the saillis fra the rayis of sic as transportis the said burnecoll
1603 Glasgow Weavers 87.
To cary and transporte furth of this realme ony of the said lynnyng yairne
1610 Glasg. Univ. Mun. I 205.
Haiving alwayis licens to transport the kaill planteis growand on the saidis yairdis … and giue the same be not removit [etc.]
1614 Inverness Rec. II 121.
Efter the murther of the said Margrat tuick hir and transportit hir vnder the hether stak
1616 Haddington B. Rec. (Robb) 8 July.
That na eggis salbe transportit out of the cuntrie
1625 Misc. Spald. C. V 223.
It sall not be leifsum to na husbandman … that sall happin to flit … to tak doune, transport, or away tak any mair housis calit taills, bot [etc.]
1632 Aberd. Council Lett. I 347.
Quhilk of thair nichtbors transportit any staiple wairis in Robert Mitchell … his schippe
1632 Aberd. B. Rec. III 40.
The haill bookes within the kirk librarie to be transportit to the said librarie within the colledge
1633 Cochran-Patrick Coinage II 97.
Money wald seime to be transported for home bringing of gold and silver laise
1653 Glasgow B. Rec. II 260.
It sall not be lisome to any landwart … man to buy ony fuilyie within this brugh, to transport aff the same
1653 Stirling Ant. II 13.
That he did transport cattell ower at the lot [? erron. for loch] of Calender upon the Saboth day
1679 Kirkcudbr. Test. (Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct.) n.d.
His said spous to hawe the use of the haill insight … dureing her lyfetyme sche no way transporting or alienating the samin

c. To transfer (a building) or move (a process, etc.) to a new location. 1585 Edinb. B. Rec. IV 435.
That the buriall be transportet [marg. buriall translatet] to the nether yaird of the Hie kirk for a seasoun
1610 Buchan Cl. IV 192.
The Mother Kirk was appointit to be transportit and buildit in a new place maist … expedient for the ease baith of the Mother Kirk and the said penticle
1622-6 Bisset II 410/20.
Quhilk bischopis seat wes transportted … to the toun of Auld Abirdene

d. To transfer (ownership of property). a1649 Drummond Wks. (1711) 24.
Transporting the lands to themselves and their friends, distributing offices and places of the crown and state

3. fig. To carry away with emotion, to enrapture. c1590 J. Stewart 19/166.
He not ane vord expreimd, Vith peirsit spreit transport in thocht profound
1633 Johnston Diary I 17.
O saule, never forget hou thou was transported for joie

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