airport

noun
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 Commercial airlines don’t land in Taos; the nearest airport would be Santa Fe, about 70 miles southwest of the town. Los Angeles Times, "Now there’s a quick and easy way to fly to Taos, N.M.," 13 Jan. 2020 The flight crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran's airport. Michelle Toh, CNN, "Canadian CEO says the United States shares blame for Iran plane crash," 13 Jan. 2020 An alternative airport north of Manila at Clark freeport remained open but authorities would shut it down too if ashfall threatens flights, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines said. Time, "Philippines' Taal Volcano Eruption Spews Lava and Coats Manila With Ash," 13 Jan. 2020 After a cleanup and a shift of ash-laden winds away from Manila, officials partially reopened the main airport and allowed planes to take off. Joeal Calupitan, Anchorage Daily News, "Lava gushes from volcano near Manila as thousands of Filipinos flee," 13 Jan. 2020 The airport resumed partial operations on Monday but the Philippine stock exchange was closed. TheWeek, "Volcanic eruption in the Philippines prompts mass evacuations, state of calamity," 13 Jan. 2020 Airport delays Several departing and arriving flights at Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport were reportedly delayed Saturday, according to the airport's website. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, "Amid wind and rain, thousands without power Saturday in Louisville and Southern Indiana," 11 Jan. 2020 Now, a colleague who was on vacation in a country a few time zones ahead of Ukraine was calling to say that a Ukrainian passenger plane had crashed soon after takeoff from the Tehran airport. Masha Gessen, The New Yorker, "How a Journalist in Kyiv Responded to the Downing of a Ukrainian Passenger Plane," 11 Jan. 2020 Dream Catcher Stables offers horse therapy from their new location at 20907 Birnamwood Blvd, Humble, located on 22 acres of airport excess property. Savannah Mehrtens, Houston Chronicle, "Business Roundups: Dream Catcher Stables builds from ground up after being evicted," 11 Jan. 2020

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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 Jan 2020

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“Airport.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/airport. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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airport

noun
How to pronounce airport (audio)

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 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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