Conveyance is a formal word that can mean either the transportation of something from one place to another, or the vehicle that does the transporting.

Conveyance is a rather archaic — or old-fashioned — way to describe a mode of transportation. It’s easy to imagine someone in the 1800s asking for a horse and carriage as their conveyance to a friend’s house. Today, we’d skip the formalities and simply jump in the car and drive there ourselves. In its less common usage, a conveyance is a legal document that transfers ownership of a property from one person to another.

Definitions of conveyance
  1. noun

    something that serves as a means of transportation

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    conveyance consisting of a wheeled platform for moving heavy objects

    conveyance consisting of a wheeled support on which a camera can be mounted

    a conveyance (railroad car or trailer) for transporting racehorses

    conveyance consisting of a chair or bed carried on two poles by bearers

    a conveyance that transports the letters and packages that are conveyed by the postal system
    public transport

    conveyance for passengers or mail or freight
    roll-on roll-off

    a method of transport (as a ferry or train or plane) that vehicles roll onto at the beginning and roll off of at the destination
    cargo ships, merchant marine, merchant vessels, shipping

    conveyance provided by the ships belonging to one country or industry

    conveyance consisting of a small carrier attached to the side of a motorcycle
    lift, ski lift, ski tow

    a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill
    telfer, telpher

    one of the conveyances (or cars) in a telpherage

    a large transport conveyance designed to be pulled by a truck or tractor
    aerial tramway, cable tramway, ropeway, tram, tramway

    a conveyance that transports passengers or freight in carriers suspended from cables and supported by a series of towers

    a conveyance that transports people or objects
    Dodgem, bumper car

    a small low-powered electrically powered vehicle driven on a special platform where there are many others to be dodged
    autobus, bus, charabanc, coach, double-decker, jitney, motorbus, motorcoach, omnibus, passenger vehicle

    a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport
    car carrier

    a trailer that can be loaded with new cars for delivery to sales agencies
    chair lift, chairlift

    a ski lift on which riders (skiers or sightseers) are seated and carried up or down a mountainside; seats are hung from an endless overhead cable
    covered couch

    a litter with a cover for privacy

    a vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space

    a train or bus or taxi traveling empty
    express, limited

    public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops

    public transport consisting of a bus or train that stops at all stations or stops
    military vehicle

    vehicle used by the armed forces
    palankeen, palanquin

    a closed litter carried on the shoulders of four bearers
    projectile, rocket

    any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine
    rope tow

    a ski tow offering only a moving rope to hold onto
    sedan, sedan chair

    a closed litter for one passenger
    semi, semitrailer

    a trailer having wheels only in the rear; the front is supported by the towing vehicle

    public transport that consists of a bus or train or airplane that plies back and forth between two points

    a vehicle resembling a bicycle but having skis instead of wheels; the rider wears short skis for balancing
    sled, sledge, sleigh

    a vehicle mounted on runners and pulled by horses or dogs; for transportation over snow
    road roller, steamroller

    vehicle equipped with heavy wide smooth rollers for compacting roads and pavements

    a litter for transporting people who are ill or wounded or dead; usually consists of a sheet of canvas stretched between two poles
    surface lift

    a ski tow that pulls skiers up a slope without lifting them off the ground
    railroad train, train

    public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive
    wheeled vehicle

    a vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people

    a vehicle for exploring rough terrain, especially a planet or another extraterrestrial body
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    instrumentality, instrumentation

    an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end

  2. noun

    the act of moving something from one location to another

    transfer, transferral, transport, transportation
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    the transfer from one conveyance to another for shipment
    airlift, lift

    transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable)
    connection, connexion

    shifting from one form of transportation to another
    bringing, delivery

    the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail)

    the act of driving a herd of animals overland

    the act of carrying something

    the transportation of goods on a lighter
    relocation, resettlement

    the transportation of people (as a family or colony) to a new settlement (as after an upheaval of some kind)

    a hypothetical mode of instantaneous transportation; matter is dematerialized at one place and recreated at another
    cattle drive

    driving a bovine herd (as cows or bulls or steers)

    delivery of supplies or equipment or personnel by dropping them by parachute from an aircraft

    the delivery of goods for sale or disposal
    handing over, passage

    the act of passing something to another person

    the delivery and collection of letters and packages
    service, service of process, serving

    the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone
    backpacking, packing

    carrying something in a pack on the back

    the act of carrying something piggyback
    fireman’s carry

    the act of carrying a person over your shoulder

    carrying boats and supplies overland

    the transportation of burdens by porters
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    the act of changing the location of something

  3. noun

    the transmission of information

    impartation, imparting
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    the imparting of news or promises etc.
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    communication by means of transmitted signals

  4. noun

    act of transferring property title from one person to another

    conveyance of title, conveyancing, conveying
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    delivery, legal transfer, livery

    the voluntary transfer of something (title or possession) from one party to another

    the delivery of a principal into lawful custody

    the delivery of personal property in trust by the bailor to the bailee
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    transfer, transference

    transferring ownership

  5. noun

    document effecting a property transfer

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    quitclaim, quitclaim deed

    document transferring title or right or claim to another
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    instrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document

    (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right

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