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 Shops at the airport were set to remain open into the night as some passengers were expected stay at Sangster overnight, Hislop told CNN. Sahar Akbarzai, Sara Smart And Forrest Brown, CNN, 13 May 2022 Travelers at O’Hare International Airport will likely soon have more dining and shopping options, and could get food delivered to more gates at the airport. Sarah Freishtat, Chicago Tribune, 13 May 2022 Currently, lap children can't be designated until customers check into their flights at self-service kiosks or full-service desks at the airport. Eve Chen, USA TODAY, 12 May 2022 One of the passengers, Yitzy Helpern, told Germany’s BildTV on Monday they were met by some 25 armed police officers at the airport. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 11 May 2022 The good news is that from TSA at the airport to crowded flights to hotel check-in, there were lines, lines, lines. Michael Goldstein, Forbes, 7 May 2022 According to a statement from Odesa’s City Council, four missiles hit a private furniture company and destroyed high-rise buildings in a residential area, and two missiles struck the runway and flight control system at an airport. Laura King, Los Angeles Times, 7 May 2022 In 2015, Secretary of State John F. Kerry raced from an overseas mission to the annual gala 30 minutes after landing at the airport. Washington Post, 6 May 2022 Edward spent hours at the airport, worked with the folks at the cargo terminal, and fielded lots of calls from MABA members. Kelly Yamanouchi, ajc, 6 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of airport

1902, in the meaning defined above

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16 May 2022

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“Airport.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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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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