Transport vs Fomes - What's the difference?

transport | fomes |


As nouns the difference between transport and fomes

is that transport is transport, transportation while fomes is (medicine|obsolete) any substance supposed to be capable of absorbing, retaining, and transporting contagious or infectious germs.

transport

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To carry or bear from one place to another; to remove; to convey.
  • to transport''' goods; to '''transport troops
  • (historical) To deport to a penal colony.
  • (figuratively) To move (someone) to strong emotion; to carry away.
  • Music transports the soul.
  • * Milton
  • [They] laugh as if transported with some fit / Of passion.
  • * South
  • We shall then be transported with a nobler wonder.

    Synonyms

    * (carry or bear from one place to another) convey, ferry, move, relocate, shift, ship * banish, deport, exile, expatriate, extradite * (move someone to strong emotion) carry away, enrapture

    Noun

    (wikipedia transport)
  • An act of transporting; conveyance.
  • The state of being transported by emotion; rapture.
  • A vehicle used to transport (passengers, mail, freight, troops etc.)
  • (Canada) A tractor-trailer.
  • The system of transporting passengers, etc. in a particular region; the vehicles used in such a system.
  • A device that moves recording tape across the read/write heads of a tape recorder or video recorder etc.
  • (historical) A deported convict.
  • Synonyms

    * (act of transporting) conveyance, ferrying, moving, relocation, shifting, shipping * (state of being transported by emotion) rapture * * * (system of transporting people) See public transport * (device that moves recording tape across the heads of a recorder) * deportee, exile, expatriate

    Derived terms

    * means of transport English heteronyms ----

    fomes

    English

    Noun

    (fomites)
  • (medicine, obsolete) Any substance supposed to be capable of absorbing, retaining, and transporting contagious or infectious germs.
  • Woollen clothes are said to be active fomites .
    (Webster 1913) ----