airfield

noun air·field \ -ˌfēld \
Updated on: 3 Dec 2017

Definition of airfield

: an area of land from which aircraft operate: such as
a : airport
b : air base

Examples of airfield in a Sentence

  1. the passenger jet made an emergency landing at an abandoned airfield

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First Known Use of airfield

1919

airfield Synonyms

Synonyms
aerodrome [chiefly British], airdrome, airport, field
Related Words
air base, air park, helipad, heliport, jetport; airstrip, landing field, landing strip, runway; launchpad, pad

AIRFIELD Defined for English Language Learners

airfield

noun

Definition of airfield for English Language Learners

  • : a field or airport where airplanes take off and land


AIRFIELD Defined for Kids

airfield

noun air·field \ ˈer-ˌfēld \

Definition of airfield for Students

: a field or airport where airplanes take off and land


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