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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Examples of airport in a Sentence

the airport nearest us has plane service on only one major airline
Recent Examples on the Web More than 760 flights were canceled at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, and at Dallas Love Field most of the nearly 200 flights for Southwest Airlines, the airport’s main carrier, were canceled Sunday. Tim Darnell, ajc, "More than 2 million without power in Texas as snow, ice blanket southern Plains," 15 Feb. 2021 Civil war was raging in Lebanon, the embassy in Beirut had recently been bombed and when Kerr had to leave the airport was closed and his options for getting out of the country became a dangerous ordeal. Ann Killion, San Francisco Chronicle, "Warriors' Steve Kerr recalls meeting with Lute Olson that changed his life," 13 Feb. 2021 The potential price tag for a redone Terminal A and new Terminal C: about $2 billion, which would make the airport’s redevelopment one of the biggest capital projects in the city’s history. San Antonio Express-News, "Express Briefing: Why do so many River Walk visitors go maskless?," 12 Feb. 2021 While the Rocket film was shot in the Mojave Desert in California, the other four film shorts were filmed in the same place as the Oscar-winning 'Ford v. Ferrari' Hollywood film — the airport in Ontario, California. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Ford ditches boring tutorials with new Mustang Mach-E videos," 11 Feb. 2021 According to DraftKings, McIngvale flew to Colorado and placed the bet on the DraftKings Sportsbook app from the Colorado Springs airport. Matt Young, Chron, "'Mattress Mack' has $3.46 million Super Bowl bet on Tampa Bay," 4 Feb. 2021 The eight doctors and 18 nurses arrived at the Figo Maduro military airport in the Portuguese capital aboard a Luftwaffe transport plane. Barry Hatton, Star Tribune, "German army medics arrive in Portugal to help fight pandemic," 3 Feb. 2021 Oakland International became the first airport in the U.S. to offer the testing-kit vending machines, officials announced last week. Anne Marie Lee, CBS News, "Company to offer COVID-19 test kits via vending machines," 1 Feb. 2021 Instead of aborting the landing and circling the airport for another try — the safest option — the first officer made last-minute adjustments to land. Author: Hugo Martín, Anchorage Daily News, "Airline pilots making in-flight errors say they’re ‘rusty’ because of pandemic," 31 Jan. 2021

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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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21 Feb 2021

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“Airport.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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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


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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