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


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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Both reportedly threw back a few tequila shots to celebrate their union before Sherman ran to the airport for a job in Miami. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "Every Question You Have About 'Happy!' Star Christopher Meloni’s Wife and Two Kids, Answered," 27 Mar. 2019 Secret Flying even has an app that delivers instant alerts to deals from your home airport. Annie Daly, SELF, "7 Tips for Planning a Cheap Getaway Somewhere Warm," 20 Mar. 2019 Leave from one of three Manhattan BLADE Lounges and kick off your trip to four Hamptons destinations, Nantucket, or to any area airport with a flight duration of as little as five minutes. Condé Naste Traveler: Post, "Blade Anywhere," 26 Oct. 2018 The Embassy is aware flights are arriving to Port-au-Prince’s international airport. Bruce Henderson, charlotteobserver, "Haiti 'just completely blew up,' NC pastor says of stranded mission team," 9 July 2018 Hours later, he was photographed smiling at an airport. Steve Douglas,, "Argentina's No. 1 fan, Diego Maradona 'fine' after being treated by doctor at World Cup," 27 June 2018 Few people would choose to spend more time in airports. Carol Ryan, WSJ, "Luxury Brands Follow the Money to Airports," 27 Mar. 2019 The pilot was lauded as a hero for sticking a near flawless landing in the daunting conditions, which included floods on the runways and in the airport itself. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "8 Emergency Landings That Rival the 'Miracle on the Hudson'," 15 Jan. 2019 Some of the deals, like those from the East Coast, are non-stop, while most flights from the West Coast have one- to two-hour layovers in airports like Miami and Newark. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "12 Days of Deals: U.S. to Europe from $323 Round-Trip," 20 Dec. 2018

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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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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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