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1the carrying of people, goods, or materials from one place to another:a painting was damaged in transit an act of passing through or across a place:the first west-to-east transit of the Northwest Passage [as modifier]:a transit airline passenger North American the conveyance of passengers on public transportation. Astronomy the passage of an inferior planet across the face of the sun, or of a moon or its shadow across the face of a planet. Astronomy the apparent passage of a celestial body across the meridian of a place. Astrology the passage of a celestial body through a specified sign, house, or area of a chart. 2 informal (in full transit theodolite) a tool used by surveyors to measure horizontal angles.
verb (transits, transiting, transited) [with object]
pass across or through (an area):the new large ships will be too big to transit the Panama Canal Astronomy (of a planet or other celestial body) pass across (a meridian or the face of another body). Astrology (of a celestial body) pass across (a specified sign, house, or area of a chart).