airline

noun (1)
air·​line | \ -ˌlīn \

Definition of airline

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an air transportation system including its equipment, routes, operating personnel, and management

air line

noun (2)

Definition of air line (Entry 2 of 2)

: a straight line through the air between two points

Examples of airline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

After reporting the incident, the woman said the airline offered a dinner voucher. Michelle Gant, Fox News, "Woman claims United Airlines paid her $75 'hush money' after man masturbated next to her for 'hours'," 30 Aug. 2018 That area will need to decrease over time to minimize airline disruptions, industry experts told Congress. Justin Bachman, OrlandoSentinel.com, "SpaceX, other private launches mess with airline schedules," 2 July 2018 That area will need to decrease over time to minimize airline disruptions, industry experts told Congress. Justin Bachman, chicagotribune.com, "Commercial rockets are making life complicated for airlines," 2 July 2018 That area will need to decrease over time to minimize airline disruptions, industry experts told Congress. Fortune, "Commercial Rockets Are Making Life Complicated for Airlines," 27 June 2018 That area will need to decrease over time to minimize airline disruptions, industry experts told Congress. Justin Bachman, latimes.com, "Commercial space launches are making life complicated for airlines," 27 June 2018 That area will need to decrease over time to minimize airline disruptions, industry experts told Congress. Justin Bachman, Bloomberg.com, "The Billionaire Space Race Is Making Life Difficult for Airlines," 27 June 2018 The airline offered you an apology, a $200 flight voucher, and a $50 Visa gift card. Christopher Elliott, BostonGlobe.com, "Hey, United Airlines, why did you cancel my ticket?," 26 June 2018 From Reykjavik-Keflavík International Airport (KEF), the three airlines will offer connections to 39 destinations in Europe and the Middle East. Gordon Dickson, star-telegram, "You can fly DFW to Europe for $99, but don't let these low-fare rules ruin the trip | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 16 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Three two-man teams were taking 15-minute stints of exploring the vault Wednesday, using glow sticks and air lines. Vinny Vella, Philly.com, "Bensalem PD: Crews recover body of gas-station owner killed in explosion," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of airline

Noun (1)

1844, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1813, in the meaning defined above

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airline

noun

English Language Learners Definition of airline

: a company that owns and operates many airplanes which are used for carrying passengers and goods to different places

airline

noun
air·​line | \ ˈer-ˌlīn \

Kids Definition of airline

: a company that owns and operates many airplanes which are used for carrying passengers and cargo to different places

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