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 Thirteen members of the military were killed last week in a bombing attack near an airport in Kabul, heightening the political tensions. Morgan Watkins, The Courier-Journal, 1 Sep. 2021 Rob continues to sleep in motels near the airport with money from his federal disability check or, when that runs out, what Debbie will provide. Meg Kissinger,, 31 Aug. 2021 Hiring a car can be the answer, but hire services tend to offer uninspiring options that offer little in the way of excitement – and taking public transport to collect the car, often from near an airport, can be frustrating. Alistair Charlton, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021 Hunter Lopez, 22, of Indio, California, was among the 13 U.S. service members caught in the explosion near the Kabul airport on Aug. 26 that also took the lives of about 170 Afghan citizens. Peter Aitken, Fox News, 31 Aug. 2021 Here is a look at some of the principal assertions surrounding Sunday’s U.S. drone strike near the Kabul airport. Los Angeles Times, 30 Aug. 2021 The second, on Sunday, took out an ISIS-K vehicle near the airport in Kabul that was laden with explosives. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, 29 Aug. 2021 The group's suicide bombing near Kabul airport killed scores of Afghans and 13 American service members. CNN, 29 Aug. 2021 The desperate, chaotic exodus turned deadly on Thursday, when a suicide bomber struck crowds gathered near the Kabul airport. Jill Lawless,, 28 Aug. 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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13 Sep 2021

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“Airport.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 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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