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 The Associated Press Ask the Captain: What are airlines doing to sanitize planes and airports? Staff And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Coronavirus: Air Canada lays off 5,000, suspends most international and US flights," 23 Mar. 2020 Meantime, airports and airlines within the continent are taking measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Aisha Salaudeen, CNN, "African airlines lose $4.4 billion in revenue following the spread of coronavirus on the continent," 19 Mar. 2020 Much of the time airports and airplanes are eerily empty. Scott Mccartney, WSJ, "Still Traveling in the Middle of Coronavirus," 18 Mar. 2020 The epicenter was just southwest of Salt Lake City, between the airport and Great Salt Lake. Lindsay Whitehurst, BostonGlobe.com, "Earthquake shakes Utah, rattling frayed coronavirus nerves," 18 Mar. 2020 The epicenter was just southwest of Salt Lake City, between the city's international airport and the Great Salt Lake. Brady Mccombs, Lindsay Whitehurst, Anchorage Daily News, "5.7-magnitude quake damages buildings, frays nerves in Salt Lake City," 18 Mar. 2020 However, this was a bit of political showmanship: Wuhan was already on lockdown, authorities had closed its airport and train station two days earlier. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, "Hong Kong gets thousands of mainland Chinese visitors each day. How it’s kept coronavirus at bay," 15 Mar. 2020 Oakland was chosen for docking because of its proximity to an airport and a military base, Newsom said. CBS News, "Cruise ship held off San Francisco due to coronavirus finally expected to dock," 9 Mar. 2020 The plastics all feel hard-wearing, and given the expansive rear leg room—40.4 inches (1m)—I could see an Atlas Cross Sport working well as a car-service vehicle, ferrying people to the airport and such like. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport is how America likes its hatchbacks," 9 Mar. 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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26 Mar 2020

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“Airport.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/airport. Accessed 31 Mar. 2020.

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airport

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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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