n. Labor; toil; effort.n. The act of traveling or journeying; particularly, a journeying to distant countries: as, he is much improved by travel; he started on his travels.n. plural An account of occurrences and observations made during a journey; a book that relates one's experiences in traveling: as, travels in Italy: formerly in the singular.n. Progress; going; movement.n. In mech., the length of stroke of any moving part: as, the travel of the bed of a. planer: the travel of a pendulum. Also called excursion.n. The passage or concourse of travelers; persons traveling: as, the travel was very heavy on outgoing trains and boats.n. Labor in childbirth. See travail, 2.n. Synonyms Voyage, Tour, etc. See journey.To labor; toil.To pass or make a journey from place to place, whether on foot, on horseback, or in any conveyance, as a carriage or a ship; go to or visit distant or foreign places; journey: as, to travel for health or for pleasure.Specifically, to make a journey or go about from place to place for the purpose of taking orders for goods, collecting accounts, etc., for a commercial house.In mech., to traverse; move over a fixed distance, as a movable part of a machine. See travel, n., 5.To proceed or advance in any way; pass from onė point to another; move; wander: as, his eye traveled over the landscape; also, to move at a specified gait, pace, or rate: as, that horse travels wide.To walk.To move onward in feeding; browse from one point to another: said of deer, etc.To harass; trouble; plague; torment.To journey through; pass over; make the tour of: as, to travel the whole kingdom of England.To cause or force to journey, or move from plaee to place.