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space·craft

 (spās′krăft′)
n. pl. spacecraft
A vehicle designed to be launched into space. Also called spaceship.
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spacecraft

(ˈspeɪsˌkrɑːft)
n
(Astronautics) a manned or unmanned vehicle designed to orbit the earth or travel to celestial objects for the purpose of research, exploration, etc
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space•craft

(ˈspeɪsˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft)

n., pl. -crafts, -craft.
a vehicle designed for travel or operation in space beyond the earth's atmosphere or in orbit around the earth.
[1955–60]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spacecraft - a craft capable of traveling in outer spacespacecraft - a craft capable of traveling in outer space; technically, a satellite around the sun
cabin - the enclosed compartment of an aircraft or spacecraft where passengers are carried
craft - a vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space
heat shield - a protective covering that protects a spacecraft from overheating on reentry
inertial guidance system, inertial navigation system - a system to control a plane or spacecraft; uses inertial forces
lander - a space vehicle that is designed to land on the moon or another planet
LEM, lunar excursion module, lunar module - a spacecraft that carries astronauts from the command module to the surface of the moon and back
module - detachable compartment of a spacecraft
artificial satellite, orbiter, satellite - man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon
space capsule, capsule - a spacecraft designed to transport people and support human life in outer space
space shuttle - a reusable spacecraft with wings for a controlled descent through the Earth's atmosphere
spaceship, starship - a spacecraft designed to carry a crew into interstellar space (especially in science fiction)
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spacecraft

noun spaceship, space shuttle, space probe, space capsule, space rocket, lunar module We turned the spacecraft so the sun fell more fully on the antenna.
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Translations
سَفِينَةُ الْفَضَاءسَفينَة فَضاء
nau espacial
kosmická loď
rumskibrumraket
avaruusalus
חלליתספינת-חלל
अंतरिक्ष यान
svemirski brod
űreszköz
geimfar
宇宙船
우주선
erdvėlaivis
kosmosa kuģis
ruimtevaartuigruimtetuig
nave espacialastronave
vesoljska ladja
rymdfarkost
ยานอวกาศ
tàu du hành vũ trụ

spacecraft

[ˈspeɪskrɑːft] N (pl inv) → nave f espacial, astronave f
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spacecraft

[ˈspeɪskrɑːft] nengin m spatialspaced-out spaced out [ˌspeɪstˈaʊt] adj [person] → qui plane
He's got this spaced-out look
BUT Il a l'air de planer.space flight nvol m spatial manned space flightspace heater nchauffage m d'appointspace helmet ncasque m d'astronaute
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spacecraft

[ˈspeɪsˌkrɑːft] n pl invveicolo spaziale
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space

(speis) noun
1. a gap; an empty or uncovered place. I couldn't find a space for my car.
2. room; the absence of objects; the area available for use. Have you enough space to turn round?; Is there space for one more?
3. (often outer space) the region outside the Earth's atmosphere, in which all stars and other planets etc are situated. travellers through space.
verb
(also space out) to set (things) apart from one another. He spaced the rows of potatoes half a metre apart.
ˈspacing noun
the amount of distance left between objects, words etc when they are set or laid out.
spacious (ˈspeiʃəs) adjective
providing or having plenty of room. Their dining-room is very spacious.
ˈspaciously adverb
ˈspaciousness noun
ˈspace-age adjective
extremely up-to-date and advanced. space-age technology.
ˈspacecraft noun
a vehicle etc, manned or unmanned, for travelling in space.
ˈspaceship noun
a spacecraft, especially a manned one.
ˈspacesuit noun
a suit designed to be worn by a ˈspaceman.
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spacecraft

سَفِينَةُ الْفَضَاء kosmická loď rumskib Raumschiff διαστημόπλοιο nave espacial avaruusalus vaisseau spatial svemirski brod navetta spaziale 宇宙船 우주선 ruimtevaartuig romfartøy statek kosmiczny nave espacial космический корабль rymdfarkost ยานอวกาศ uzay aracı tàu du hành vũ trụ 宇宙飞船
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