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travel (v.)

late 14c., "to journey," from travailen (1300) "to make a journey," originally "to toil, labor" (see travail). The semantic development may have been via the notion of "go on a difficult journey," but it also may reflect the difficulty of any journey in the Middle Ages. Replaced Old English faran. Related: Traveled; traveling. Traveled (adj.) "having made journeys, experienced in travel" is from early 15c. Traveling salesman is attested from 1885.

travel (n.)

late 14c., "action of traveling," from travel (v.). Travels "accounts of journeys" is recorded from 1590s. Travel-agent is from 1925.

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Definitions of travel from WordNet
1
travel (v.)
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically;
We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus
news travelled fast
Synonyms: go / move / locomote
travel (v.)
undertake a journey or trip;
Synonyms: journey
travel (v.)
make a trip for pleasure;
Synonyms: trip / jaunt
travel (v.)
travel upon or across;
travel the oceans
Synonyms: journey
travel (v.)
undergo transportation as in a vehicle;
We travelled North on Rte. 508
travel (v.)
travel from place to place, as for the purpose of finding work, preaching, or acting as a judge;
Synonyms: move around
2
travel (n.)
the act of going from one place to another;
he enjoyed selling but he hated the travel
Synonyms: traveling / travelling
travel (n.)
a movement through space that changes the location of something;
Synonyms: change of location
travel (n.)
self-propelled movement;
Synonyms: locomotion
From wordnet.princeton.edu