airport

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noun air·port \ ˈer-ˌpȯrt \

Definition of airport

:a place from which aircraft operate that usually has paved runways and maintenance facilities and often serves as a terminal

Examples of airport in a Sentence

  1. the airport nearest us has plane service on only one major airline

Recent Examples of airport from the Web

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First Known Use of airport

1902

airport Synonyms

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

AIRPORT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of airport for English Language Learners

  • : a place where aircraft land and take off and where there are buildings for passengers to wait in and for aircraft to be sheltered


AIRPORT Defined for Kids

airport

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noun air·port \ ˈer-ˌpȯrt \

Definition of airport for Students

:a place where aircraft land and take off and where there are usually buildings for passengers to wait in and for aircraft and equipment to be kept


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