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 Not long after Fang vanished, Wang and Huang disappeared on Sept. 19, en route to the airport. Los Angeles Times, 1 Dec. 2021 My ride to the airport was running late; Sony S., the Haitian Sensation, was my gunner in Afghanistan. Matt Farwell, The New Republic, 30 Nov. 2021 The university told them to contact Qatari diplomats located in the upscale Serena Hotel in Kabul who would help them navigate their way to the airport. Peter Bergen, CNN, 29 Nov. 2021 Mayle recommends getting to the airport two hours before domestic flights and three hours for international flights. Kaylee Staral, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 25 Nov. 2021 First responders rushed to the airport and waited for the plane to arrive at the gate. NBC News, 25 Nov. 2021 Airport officials are urging travelers to get to the airport at least two hours before domestic flights, and to allow extra time for any special services like wheelchair assistance or travel with pets. Kelly Yamanouchi, ajc, 24 Nov. 2021 Choose the reliable and affordable option to get to the airport. Washington Post, 24 Nov. 2021 The department had a couple of tips to make a trip to the airport as seamless as possible. Sylvia Goodman,, 22 Nov. 2021

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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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6 Dec 2021

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“Airport.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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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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