air·​port ˈer-ˌpȯrt How to pronounce airport (audio)
: a place from which aircraft operate that usually has paved runways and maintenance facilities and often serves as a terminal

Examples of airport in a Sentence

the airport nearest us has plane service on only one major airline
Recent Examples on the Web By comparison, in 2022 over 4 million foreign tourists, most of whom come from the U.S., flew in to the Mexico City airport. Nathaniel Parish Flannery, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 Under Adrian, New World has expanded aggressively in China and is working on two of the biggest retail developments in Hong Kong, including a $2.6 billion mall-office complex next to the airport. Shawna Kwan, Fortune, 29 Nov. 2023 Frontier Airlines is doubling down on Chicago, with plans to reopen a pilot base that will serve both major airports in the Windy City. Stella Shon, Travel + Leisure, 28 Nov. 2023 Item Number 1: Being picked up at the airport in a luxury convertible Photo: Courtesy WB WATCH Our bad! Emma Specter, Vogue, 28 Nov. 2023 Compared with this, the opportunity cost of the driving time and a possible wait at the airport are insignificant. WSJ, 28 Nov. 2023 Stuck at the airport during a fog, Burton and Taylor sparkle and dim through the intricacies of adultery, which everyone watching at the time knew had just happened in real life. Andrew O’Hagan, The New Yorker, 27 Nov. 2023 Since the latest rainy season began on Oct. 1, the airport has recorded 0.29 inches of precipitation, which is 0.85 inches below average. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Nov. 2023 Davis was also asking for the initial approvals to build something much more exhaustive, and much more expensive: a citywide public transportation system that would move people from Allegiant Stadium to the Las Vegas Strip, Fremont Street, or the airport—anywhere in less than seven minutes. Byjessica Mathews, Fortune, 20 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of airport was in 1902

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“Airport.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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air·​port ˈa(ə)r-ˌpōrt How to pronounce airport (audio)
: a place from which aircraft operate that usually has paved runways and maintenance facilities and often serves as a terminal

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