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 Gary and Maggie talk for the first time since the airport and Darcy overhears. Ruth Kinane, EW.com, "A Million Little Things season 3 premiere recap: Will Eddie survive?," 20 Nov. 2020 United has begun a four-week offer of pre-departure tests to all passengers between Newark, New Jersey, and London’s Heathrow airport. Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg.com, "American Air Scraps Change Fees for Some Overseas Trips," 19 Nov. 2020 Being in a crowded airport or taking a taxi to get there could be a bigger concern, though. Sophie Bushwick, Scientific American, "Evaluating COVID Risk on Planes, Trains and Automobiles," 19 Nov. 2020 United has begun a four-week offer of pre-departure tests to all passengers between Newark, New Jersey, and London’s Heathrow airport. Bloomberg Wire, Dallas News, "American Airlines backs off most ticket change fees for international travel," 19 Nov. 2020 The state of Florida, by the way, does not have a mask mandate, but Orange County and the Orlando airport do. Susan Glaser, cleveland, "Flying during a pandemic: Temperature checks, crowded aisles, masked travelers (except when drinking)," 19 Nov. 2020 Kim Jong Nam was poisoned in a Malaysian airport with a lethal nerve agent. Tyler Van Dyke, Washington Examiner, "Kim Jong Un's half-nephew in CIA custody after 2017 disappearance: Report," 19 Nov. 2020 Ahead of the airlines’ December 1946 arrival, Times photographer Art Rogers visited the airport on Nov. 19 to snap a photo. Los Angeles Times, "Today’s Headlines: Tough to trace," 19 Nov. 2020 There’s a photo of John F. Kennedy Jr. on the courthouse steps, and Richard Nixon at Terre Haute’s little airport. Claire Galofaro, chicagotribune.com, "The counties that predict presidential election winners didn’t this year. Just look at Terre Haute, Indiana.," 18 Nov. 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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23 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

“Airport.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/airport. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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More Definitions for airport

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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