airport

noun
air·​port | \ ˈer-ˌpȯrt How to pronounce airport (audio) \

Definition of airport

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

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Synonyms for airport

Synonyms

aerodrome [chiefly British], airdrome, airfield, field

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Examples of airport in a Sentence

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

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An Uber to the city center from the airport might set you back $50, whereas the very clean and easy-to-understand bus option only costs about 5 euros. Jaimie Potters, Marie Claire, "Where to Stay, Eat, and Explore in Amsterdam," 29 May 2019 Lotter was gunned down in a taxi on his way from the airport to his hotel in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Sandi Doughton, The Seattle Times, "Sam Wasser might be the ‘guru of doo-doo,’ but his research ignites serious passions," 19 May 2019 He was spotted for the first time at an airport in Brisbane. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "James Charles Spotted Out for the First Time Since Tati Westbrook Drama," 15 May 2019 Both reportedly threw back a few tequila shots to celebrate their union before Sherman ran to the airport for a job in Miami. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "Every Question You Have About 'Happy!' Star Christopher Meloni’s Wife and Two Kids, Answered," 27 Mar. 2019 Secret Flying even has an app that delivers instant alerts to deals from your home airport. Annie Daly, SELF, "7 Tips for Planning a Cheap Getaway Somewhere Warm," 20 Mar. 2019 Leave from one of three Manhattan BLADE Lounges and kick off your trip to four Hamptons destinations, Nantucket, or to any area airport with a flight duration of as little as five minutes. Condé Naste Traveler: Post, "Blade Anywhere," 26 Oct. 2018 The Embassy is aware flights are arriving to Port-au-Prince’s international airport. Bruce Henderson, charlotteobserver, "Haiti 'just completely blew up,' NC pastor says of stranded mission team," 9 July 2018 Hours later, he was photographed smiling at an airport. Steve Douglas, chicagotribune.com, "Argentina's No. 1 fan, Diego Maradona 'fine' after being treated by doctor at World Cup," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of airport

1902, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of airport was in 1902

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airport

noun

English Language Learners Definition of airport

: 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

noun
air·​port | \ ˈer-ˌpȯrt How to pronounce airport (audio) \

Kids Definition of airport

: 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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