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 Health measures at the airport may also include temperature checks. Shannon Mcmahon, Condé Nast Traveler, "Heading to Mexico? These Are the COVID Restrictions in Place," 13 May 2021 Biden and Manchin will then visit with members of the West Virginia National Guard and their families at the airport before departing, the first lady’s office said in a statement. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Beckoning tourists, evangelical outreach, vaccine sweeteners: News from around our 50 states," 13 May 2021 Still, flights were briefly suspended at the airport, with several planes left circling before landings and takeoffs were resumed, according to tracking websites., "Hamas, Israel fighting escalates even amid truce efforts," 13 May 2021 Where at the airport will the Silver Line drop off passengers? Teri Webster, Dallas News, "What’s the status of the DART Silver Line from Plano to DFW Airport?," 13 May 2021 There was testing upon arrival at the airport, then more testing each day. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, "Elevators taped shut, 'airplane food' and no cheering. Divers get peek at how Tokyo Olympics may look," 11 May 2021 Travelers that need to verify an exemption may need to arrive at the airport early to complete the necessary exemption process and avoid missing their flight. Geoff Whitmore, Forbes, "Do I Still Have To Wear A Mask When Flying?," 11 May 2021 Southwest is the market share leader at Milwaukee Mitchell, carrying half the passengers at the airport. Joe Taschler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Southwest Airlines adding nonstop service between Milwaukee and Miami; new record set for post-pandemic travel," 10 May 2021 Many travelers choose to take their test at the airport prior to boarding. Meena Thiruvengadam, Travel + Leisure, "Airport Scammers Allegedly Reused COVID-19 Nasal Swabs on Passengers in Indonesia," 7 May 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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16 May 2021

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“Airport.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 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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