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air·plane

 (âr′plān′)
n.
Any of various winged vehicles capable of flight, generally heavier than air and driven by jet engines or propellers.

airplane

(ˈɛəˌpleɪn)
n
(Aeronautics) US and Canadian a heavier-than-air powered flying vehicle with fixed wings. Also called: aeroplane

air•plane

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(ˈɛərˌpleɪn)

n.
1. a heavier-than-air craft kept aloft by the upward thrust exerted by the passing air on its fixed wings and driven by propellers or jet propulsion.
2. any similar heavier-than-air craft, as a glider or helicopter.
Also, esp. Brit., aeroplane.
[1905–10, alter. of aeroplane, with air replacing aero-]

air·plane

(âr′plān′)
Any of various vehicles that are capable of flight, are held up by the force of air flowing around their wings, and are driven by jet engines or propellers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.airplane - an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jetsairplane - an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"
circumnavigation - traveling around something (by ship or plane); "Magellan's circumnavigation of the earth proved that it is a globe"
accelerator, accelerator pedal, gas pedal, throttle, gas, gun - a pedal that controls the throttle valve; "he stepped on the gas"
airliner - a commercial airplane that carries passengers
amphibious aircraft, amphibian - an airplane designed to take off and land on water
biplane - old fashioned airplane; has two wings one above the other
bomber - a military aircraft that drops bombs during flight
defroster, deicer - heater that removes ice or frost (as from a windshield or a refrigerator or the wings of an airplane)
delta wing - an airplane with wings that give it the appearance of an isosceles triangle
escape hatch - hatchway that provides a means of escape in an emergency
attack aircraft, fighter aircraft, fighter - a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the air
fuselage - the central body of an airplane that is designed to accommodate the crew and passengers (or cargo)
hangar queen - an airplane with a bad maintenance record
heavier-than-air craft - a non-buoyant aircraft that requires a source of power to hold it aloft and to propel it
cowl, cowling, bonnet, hood - protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine; "there are powerful engines under the hoods of new cars"; "the mechanic removed the cowling in order to repair the plane's engine"
dip circle, inclinometer - a measuring instrument for measuring the angle of magnetic dip (as from an airplane)
jet, jet plane, jet-propelled plane - an airplane powered by one or more jet engines
landing gear - an undercarriage that supports the weight of the plane when it is on the ground
monoplane - an airplane with a single wing
multiengine airplane, multiengine plane - a plane with two or more engines
navigation light - light on an airplane that indicates the plane's position and orientation; red light on the left (port) wing tip and green light on the right (starboard) wing tip
fuel pod, pod - a detachable container of fuel on an airplane
propeller plane - an airplane that is driven by a propeller
radar dome, radome - a housing for a radar antenna; transparent to radio waves
reconnaissance plane - a military airplane used to gain information about an enemy
roll-on roll-off - a method of transport (as a ferry or train or plane) that vehicles roll onto at the beginning and roll off of at the destination
hydroplane, seaplane - an airplane that can land on or take off from water; "the designer of marine aircraft demonstrated his newest hydroplane"
ski-plane - an airplane equipped with skis so it can land on a snowfield
tanker plane - an airplane constructed to transport chemicals that can be dropped in order to fight a forest fire
windscreen, windshield - transparent screen (as of glass) to protect occupants of a vehicle
wing - one of the horizontal airfoils on either side of the fuselage of an airplane
log - a written record of events on a voyage (of a ship or plane)
seat, place - a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane); "he booked their seats in advance"; "he sat in someone else's place"
highjacker, hijacker - someone who uses force to take over a vehicle (especially an airplane) in order to reach an alternative destination
passenger, rider - a traveler riding in a vehicle (a boat or bus or car or plane or train etc) who is not operating it
drift - the gradual departure from an intended course due to external influences (as a ship or plane)
leeway - (of a ship or plane) sideways drift
atomic number 22, Ti, titanium - a light strong grey lustrous corrosion-resistant metallic element used in strong lightweight alloys (as for airplane parts); the main sources are rutile and ilmenite
prang - crash
hunt - yaw back and forth about a flight path; "the plane's nose yawed"
astern - (of a ship or an airplane) behind; "we dropped her astern on the end of a seven-inch manilla, and she laid comfortably on the ebb tide"

airplane

(U.S. & Canad.)
noun plane, aircraft, jet, aeroplane, airliner, kite (Brit. slang), flying machine The two men were accused of the airplane bombing.
Translations
طَائِرَه
самолет
letadlo
flyvemaskinefly
aviadiloflugmaŝino
lentokone
repülőgép
flugvél
avion
letaloavion

airplane

[ˈɛərpleɪn] n (US)avion m

airplane

[ˈɛəˌpleɪn] n (Am) → aeroplano

air

() noun
1. the mixture of gases we breathe; the atmosphere. Mountain air is pure.
2. the space above the ground; the sky. Birds fly through the air.
3. appearance. The house had an air of neglect.
4. a tune. She played a simple air on the piano.
verb
1. to expose to the air in order to dry or make more fresh etc. to air linen.
2. to make known. He loved to air his opinions.
ˈairbag noun
a safety bag in a car that protects the driver or a passenger in an accident.
ˈairily adverb
in a light-hearted manner. She airily dismissed all objections.
ˈairiness noun
ˈairing noun
a short walk etc in the open air. She took the baby for an airing.
ˈairless adjective
1. (of weather) still and windless. It was a hot, airless night.
2. (of a room etc) stuffy and without fresh air.
ˈairy adjective
1. with plenty of (fresh) air. an airy room.
2. light-hearted and not serious. an airy disregard for authority.
ˈairborne adjective
in the air or flying. We were airborne five minutes after boarding the plane; airborne germs.
ˌair-conˈditioned adjective
having air-conditioning. an air-conditioned building.
ˌair-conˈditioner noun
an apparatus providing air-conditioning.
ˌair-conˈditioning noun
a method of providing a room, building etc with air of a controlled temperature and humidity.
ˈaircraftplural ˈaircraft noun
any of several types of machine for flying in the air. Enemy aircraft have been sighted.
aircraft carrier
a ship which carries aircraft and which aircraft can use for landing and taking off.
ˈairfield noun
an area of ground (with buildings etc) where (usually military) aircraft are kept and from which they fly.
air force
the part of the armed services which uses aircraft. the army, navy and air force.
ˈair-gun noun
a gun that is worked by air under pressure.
air hostess
a young woman who looks after passengers in an aircraft.
air letter
a letter sent by airmail.
ˈairlift noun
an operation to move cargo or people, carried out by air.
ˈairline noun
(a company that owns) a regular air transport service. Which airline are you travelling by?
ˈairliner noun
a (usually large) aircraft for carrying passengers.
ˈair-lock noun
a bubble in a pipe which prevents liquid from flowing along it.
ˈairmail noun
a system of carrying mail by air. Send this parcel by airmail; (also adjective) an airmail letter.
ˈairman noun
a member of an air force.
ˈair pollution noun
Air pollution is caused by smoke, toxic gases etc.
ˈairplane noun
(American) an aeroplane.
ˈairport noun
a place where passenger aircraft arrive and depart, with buildings for customs, waiting-rooms etc.
ˈair-pump noun
a pump for forcing air in or out of something.
ˈair-raid noun
an attack by aircraft.
ˈairship noun
an aircraft that is lighter than air and can be steered etc.
ˈairtight adjective
(of a container etc) into or through which air cannot pass. an airtight seal on a bottle.
ˈairway noun
a regular course followed by aircraft.
on the air
broadcasting (regularly) on radio or television.
put on airs / give oneself airs
to behave as if one is better or more important than others. She gives herself such airs that everyone dislikes her.

airplane

, aeroplane
n. avión, aeroplano.
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