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pi·lot

 (pī′lət)
n.
1. One who operates or is licensed to operate an aircraft in flight.
2. Nautical
a. One who, though not belonging to a ship's company, is licensed to conduct a ship into and out of port or through dangerous waters.
b. The helmsman of a ship.
3. One who guides or directs a course of action for others.
4. The part of a tool, device, or machine that leads or guides the whole.
5. A pilot light, as in a stove.
6. A television program produced as a prototype of a series being considered for adoption by a network.
tr.v. pi·lot·ed, pi·lot·ing, pi·lots
1. To serve as the pilot of (a plane, for example).
2. To steer or control the course of: piloted the visitors around the city. See Synonyms at guide.
adj.
1. Serving as a tentative model for future experiment or development: a pilot project.
2. Serving or leading as guide.

[Obsolete French, helmsman, from Old French, from Old Italian pilota, alteration of pedota, from Medieval Greek *pēdōtēs, from Greek pēda, steering oar, pl. of pēdon, blade of an oar; see ped- in Indo-European roots.]

pilot

(ˈpaɪlət)
n
1. (Aeronautics)
a. a person who is qualified to operate an aircraft or spacecraft in flight
b. (as modifier): pilot error.
2. (Navigation)
a. a person who is qualified to steer or guide a ship into or out of a port, river mouth, etc
b. (as modifier): a pilot ship.
3. (Navigation) a person who steers a ship
4. a person who acts as a leader or guide
5. (Mechanical Engineering) machinery a guide, often consisting of a tongue or dowel, used to assist in joining two mating parts together
6. (Tools) machinery a plug gauge for measuring an internal diameter
7. (Film) films a colour test strip accompanying black-and-white rushes from colour originals
8. (Broadcasting) an experimental programme on radio or television
9. (Broadcasting) See pilot film
10. (modifier) used in or serving as a test or trial: a pilot project.
11. (modifier) serving as a guide: a pilot beacon.
vb (tr)
12. to act as pilot of
13. to control the course of
14. to guide or lead (a project, people, etc)
[C16: from French pilote, from Medieval Latin pilotus, ultimately from Greek pēdon oar; related to Greek pous foot]

pi•lot

(ˈpaɪ lət)

n.
1. a person qualified to operate an airplane, balloon, or other aircraft.
2. a person qualified to steer ships into or out of a harbor or through certain difficult waters.
3. a person who steers a ship.
4. a guide or leader.
6. a guide for positioning two adjacent machine parts, often consisting of a projection on one part fitting into a recess in the other.
7. a filmed or taped television program serving to introduce a possible new series.
8. a preliminary or experimental trial or test.
v.t.
9. to act as pilot on, in, or over.
10. to lead or guide, as through unknown places or intricate affairs.
11. to steer.
adj.
12. serving as a guide.
13. serving as an experimental or trial undertaking prior to full-scale operation or use: a pilot project.
[1520–30; earlier pylotte < Middle French pillotte < Italian pilota, dissimilated variant of pedota < Medieval Greek *pēdṓtēs steersman = Greek pēd(á) rudder (pl. of pēdón oar) + -ōtēs agent suffix]

pilot


Past participle: piloted
Gerund: piloting

Imperative
pilot
pilot
Present
I pilot
you pilot
he/she/it pilots
we pilot
you pilot
they pilot
Preterite
I piloted
you piloted
he/she/it piloted
we piloted
you piloted
they piloted
Present Continuous
I am piloting
you are piloting
he/she/it is piloting
we are piloting
you are piloting
they are piloting
Present Perfect
I have piloted
you have piloted
he/she/it has piloted
we have piloted
you have piloted
they have piloted
Past Continuous
I was piloting
you were piloting
he/she/it was piloting
we were piloting
you were piloting
they were piloting
Past Perfect
I had piloted
you had piloted
he/she/it had piloted
we had piloted
you had piloted
they had piloted
Future
I will pilot
you will pilot
he/she/it will pilot
we will pilot
you will pilot
they will pilot
Future Perfect
I will have piloted
you will have piloted
he/she/it will have piloted
we will have piloted
you will have piloted
they will have piloted
Future Continuous
I will be piloting
you will be piloting
he/she/it will be piloting
we will be piloting
you will be piloting
they will be piloting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been piloting
you have been piloting
he/she/it has been piloting
we have been piloting
you have been piloting
they have been piloting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been piloting
you will have been piloting
he/she/it will have been piloting
we will have been piloting
you will have been piloting
they will have been piloting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been piloting
you had been piloting
he/she/it had been piloting
we had been piloting
you had been piloting
they had been piloting
Conditional
I would pilot
you would pilot
he/she/it would pilot
we would pilot
you would pilot
they would pilot
Past Conditional
I would have piloted
you would have piloted
he/she/it would have piloted
we would have piloted
you would have piloted
they would have piloted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pilot - someone who is licensed to operate an aircraft in flightpilot - someone who is licensed to operate an aircraft in flight
aircraft - a vehicle that can fly
aeronaut, airman, aviator, flier, flyer - someone who operates an aircraft
stunt flier, stunt pilot, barnstormer - a pilot who travels around the country giving exhibits of stunt flying and parachuting
senior pilot, captain - the pilot in charge of an airship
combat pilot - airplane pilot who fights in an action between two military forces
copilot, co-pilot - a relief pilot on an airplane
kamikaze - a pilot trained and willing to cause a suicidal crash
test pilot - a pilot hired to fly experimental airplanes through maneuvers designed to test them
wingman - the pilot who positions his aircraft outside and behind (on the wing of) the leader of a flying formation
2.pilot - a person qualified to guide ships through difficult waters going into or out of a harbor
Jack-tar, mariner, old salt, sea dog, seafarer, seaman, gob, Jack, tar - a man who serves as a sailor
3.pilot - a program exemplifying a contemplated series; intended to attract sponsors
television program, television show, TV program, TV show - a program broadcast by television
4.pilot - something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies; "this painting is a copy of the original"
example, model - a representative form or pattern; "I profited from his example"
5.pilot - small auxiliary gas burner that provides a flame to ignite a larger gas burner
gas burner, gas jet - burner such that combustible gas issues from a nozzle to form a steady flame
6.pilot - an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track
framework - a structure supporting or containing something
locomotive, locomotive engine, railway locomotive, engine - a wheeled vehicle consisting of a self-propelled engine that is used to draw trains along railway tracks
Verb1.pilot - operate an airplanepilot - operate an airplane; "The pilot flew to Cuba"
air travel, aviation, air - travel via aircraft; "air travel involves too much waiting in airports"; "if you've time to spare go by air"
aircraft - a vehicle that can fly
control, operate - handle and cause to function; "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever"
fly - transport by aeroplane; "We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America"
fly - travel in an airplane; "she is flying to Cincinnati tonight"; "Are we driving or flying?"
fly - travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft; "Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic"
fly blind - fly an airplane solely by relying on instruments
fly contact - fly a plane by using visible landmarks or points of reference
solo - fly alone, without a co-pilot or passengers
test fly - test a plane
jet - fly a jet plane
glide - fly in or as if in a glider plane
hydroplane, seaplane - glide on the water in a hydroplane
balloon - ride in a hot-air balloon; "He tried to balloon around the earth but storms forced him to land in China"
flat-hat, hedgehop - fly very close to the ground
hang glide, soar - fly by means of a hang glider
2.pilot - act as the navigator in a car, plane, or vessel and plan, direct, plot the path and position of the conveyance; "Is anyone volunteering to navigate during the trip?"; "Who was navigating the ship during the accident?"
channelise, channelize, guide, maneuver, steer, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, head, direct - direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
astrogate - guide in interplanetary travel

pilot

noun
1. airman, captain, flyer, aviator, aeronaut He spent seventeen years as an airline pilot.
2. helmsman, guide, navigator, leader, director, conductor, coxswain, steersman The pilot steered the ship safely inside the main channel.
verb
1. fly, control, operate, be at the controls of the first person to pilot an aircraft across the Pacific
2. navigate, drive, manage, direct, guide, handle, conduct, steer Local fishermen piloted the boats.
3. direct, lead, manage, conduct, steer We are piloting the strategy through Parliament.
adjective
1. trial, test, model, sample, experimental a pilot show for a new TV series

pilot

noun
Something or someone that shows the way:
verb
1. To run and control (a motor vehicle):
Slang: tool.
2. To direct the course of carefully:
3. To show the way to:
adjective
Constituting a tentative model for future experiment or development:
Translations
طَيّارطيَّارمُرْشِد السَّفينَهمَشْروع تَجْريبييُرْشِد، يَقودُ الطّائِره أو السَّفينَه
летец
pilotpilotovatpokusnýzkušebnílodivod
pilotflyvelodslodsenavigere
piloot
lentäjäluotsataluotsiohjata
pilot
pilótarévkalauz
flugmaîurhafnsögumaîur, lóîsstÿra, fljúga; lóîsatilrauna-, prufu-
パイロット
조종사
locmanasnuolatinė liepsnelėpilotaspilotuoti
eksperimentālsizmēģinājuma-lidotājslocispilotēt
lodivodpilotpilotovať
pilot
pilotlots
นักบิน
pilotpilotluk yapmakdeneyselkaptankullanmak
phi công

pilot

[ˈpaɪlət]
A. N
1. (Aer) → piloto mf
see also airline B
see also automatic C
see also fighter B
see also test D
2. (Naut) → práctico mf, piloto mf
4. = pilot programme
B. VT
1. (Aer, Naut) → pilotar, pilotear (esp LAm)
2. (fig) (= guide) → conducir; (= test) [+ scheme] → poner a prueba
he piloted the negotiations throughcondujo las negociaciones a buen fin
to pilot a bill through the Houseasegurar la aprobación de un proyecto de ley
C. CPD [project, scheme] → piloto inv, experimental
pilot boat Nbarco m del práctico
pilot episode N (TV) → episodio m piloto
pilot error N the airline blamed pilot error for the crashla compañía achacó el accidente a un error del piloto
pilot fish Npez m piloto
pilot house N (Naut) → timonera f
pilot's licence Nlicencia f de piloto
pilot light Npiloto m
pilot officer Noficial m piloto
pilot plant N (Ind) → planta f de prueba, planta f piloto
pilot programme N (TV) → programa m piloto
pilot study Nestudio m piloto
pilot whale Ncalderón m negro

pilot

[ˈpaɪlət]
n
[aircraft, ship] → pilote m/f
He's a pilot → Il est pilote.
(also pilot episode) (= programme) → épisode m pilote
(also pilot light) → veilleuse f (de cuisinière, de chauffe-eau)
modif
[error] → de pilotage; [training] → au pilotage
[project, programme, school] → pilote
vt
[+ aircraft, ship] → piloter
[+ scheme, programme] → piloter
to pilot sth through Parliament [+ bill, strategy, new law] → faire passer qch au parlementpilot boat nbateau-pilote mpilot light nveilleuse f (de cuisinière, de chauffe-eau)pilot scheme nprojet m pilotepilot study nétude f pilote

pilot

n
(Aviat) → Pilot(in) m(f), → Flugzeugführer(in) m(f); pilot’s licenceFlugschein m, → Flugzeugführererlaubnis f (form)
(Naut) → Lotse m, → Lotsin f
(= pilot light)Zündflamme f
(US: on train) → Schienenräumer m
(TV) pilot (episode)Pilotfilm m
vt planeführen, fliegen; shiplotsen; (fig)führen, leiten

pilot

:
pilot beam
n (Tech) → Leitstrahl f
pilot boat
nLotsenboot nt
pilot experiment
n (Tech, Sci) → Pilotversuch m, → Modellversuch m
pilot fish
nLotsen- or Pilotfisch m
pilot flag
nLotsenrufflagge f
pilot house
nRuderhaus nt, → Steuerhaus nt
pilot lamp
pilotless
adjführerlos
pilot light
nZündflamme f; (for monitoring) → Kontrolllampe f
pilot officer
n (Brit Aviat) → Leutnant m
pilot plant
n
(= experimental plant)Pilot-/Versuchsanlage f
(= model company)Musterbetrieb m
pilot scheme
nPilotprojekt nt
pilot study
nPilotstudie f, → Musterstudie f
pilot test
n (Tech, Sci) → Pilotversuch m, → Modellversuch m

pilot

[ˈpaɪlət]
1. n (Aer, Naut) → pilota m/f
2. vt (Aer, Naut) → pilotare (fig) (guide) → guidare, dirigere
3. adj (scheme) → pilota inv

pilot

(ˈpailət) noun
1. a person who flies an aeroplane. The pilot and crew were all killed in the air crash.
2. a person who directs a ship in and out of a harbour, river, or coastal waters.
adjective
experimental. a pilot scheme (= one done on a small scale, eg to solve certain problems before a larger, more expensive project is started).
verb
to guide as a pilot. He piloted the ship/plane.
ˈpilot-light noun
a small gas light eg on a gas cooker, which burns continuously and is used to light the main gas jets when they are turned on.

pilot

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