airport

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

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Synonyms for airport

Synonyms

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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Barbed wire was strung across some roads leading to the Lahore airport on Friday and barricades were positioned at the roadside ready to close off main boulevards should crowds start to gather. NBC News, "More than 100 people killed in Pakistan election violence," 14 July 2018 Thirty years later, Zoe Crosher captured the ways in which the airport makes its presence felt in daily life in the surrounding communities. Carolina A. Miranda, latimes.com, "Datebook: Shots of old Route 66, dreamlike paintings and garments fashioned from paper," 12 July 2018 Around 10,000 police were deployed across the city to prevent a column of tens of thousands of his fans from reaching the airport. The Economist, "Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan, and jail," 14 July 2018 Barbed wire was strung across some roads leading to the Lahore airport on Friday and barricades were positioned at the roadside ready to close off main boulevards should crowds start to gather. NBC News, "More than 100 people killed in Pakistan election violence," 14 July 2018 Barbed wire was strung across some roads leading to the Lahore airport on Friday and barricades were positioned at the roadside ready to close off main boulevards should crowds start to gather. Zaheer Babar And Abdul Sattar, chicagotribune.com, "74 dead in election violence in Pakistan," 13 July 2018 Barbed wire was strung across some roads leading to the Lahore airport on Friday and barricades were positioned at the roadside ready to close off main boulevards should crowds start to gather. Zaheer Babar And Abdul Sattar, USA TODAY, "At least 74 people killed in Pakistan election violence," 13 July 2018 More than 91 percent of passengers at Charlotte's airport flew on American Airlines in fiscal 2017. Ely Portillo, charlotteobserver, "Charlotte’s airport manages ‘tricky balance’ between low-cost hub and fancy new gates," 12 July 2018 The new Care-E robot can hold your bags, and walk alongside you through the airport, according to CNN. Lisa Marie Segarra, Fortune, "This Travel Robot Assistant Will Carry Your Bags and Show You to Your Gate," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of airport

1902, in the meaning defined above

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9 Oct 2018

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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 \

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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