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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Synonyms for airport

Synonyms

aerodrome [chiefly British], airdrome, airfield, field

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Examples of airport in a Sentence

the airport nearest us has plane service on only one major airline

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In the first incident, a flight from Seattle to Orange County, California, pilots and crew were evaluated at the airport and then later transported to the hospital for further evaluation, per an airline statement. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Crew Hospitalized After Strange 'Burnt Plastic' Smell Wafts into Alaska Airlines Plane," 1 Mar. 2019 Getting Around Ask your hotel to arrange transfers (car and boat) from the airport to Atins and back again. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "An Insider’s Guide to Atins, a Hidden Paradise on the Northeast Coast of Brazil," 18 Jan. 2019 And United Airlines has kiosks at airports that also allow cash-only customers to buy cards worth different values. Nadra Nittle, Vox, "Why cashless retailers put low-income people at even more of a disadvantage," 30 Nov. 2018 Fog, rain, and flooding could cause issues for motorists, and flyers might see cancellations and delays at airports. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "AccuWeather Predicts a Major Storm Will Drastically Affect Christmas Travel," 20 Dec. 2018 In April, longtime stalker Frank Andrew Hoover was sentenced to probation after reportedly sending threatening emails and following her motorcade to the airport. Sara Delgado, Glamour, "Taylor Swift Reportedly Used Facial-Recognition Tech at a Concert to Track Stalkers," 14 Dec. 2018 According to the airport, local passengers were up in May, passing a record that was set in June 2000. Sarah Brookbank, Cincinnati.com, "CVG breaks local passenger record set in 2000," 26 June 2018 Applications to stay are administered at the centre, with those denied asylum transported directly to the airport. The Economist, "The politics of migration in Germany," 21 June 2018 No drones have been recovered after a search of 26 sites close to the airport. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "We Still Know So Alarmingly Little About How a Drone Shut Down an Airport for Two Days," 3 Jan. 2019

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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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airport

noun

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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