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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun airplane:


Airplane is sometimes a misspelling of aeroplane.

The word airplane is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun airplane

What does airplane mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: airplanes

  1. an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets

Alternative definition of the noun airplane


  1. [US] An aeroplane; a powered heavier-than air aircraft with fixed wings.


"Airplane" a.k.a. "Airplane!" is a 1980 American satirical disaster comedy film directed and written by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker and released by Paramount Pictures. It stars Robert Hays and Julie Hagerty and features Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Lorna Patterson. The film is a parody of the disaster film genre, particularly the 1957 Paramount film Zero Hour!, from which it borrows the plot and the central characters, as well as many elements from Airport 1975. The film is known for its use of absurd and fast-paced slapstick comedy, including visual and verbal puns and gags.


  1. "Airplane" is a 1998 album from Swedish "dansband" Arvingarna. The album was produced by Tony Visconti, and part of promoting the band outside Sweden.
    • genre: Dansband
    • released in (17 years ago)
  2. "Airplane" a.k.a. "Airplane!" is a musical album of Elmer Bernstein, soundtrack.
    • also known as Airplane! Soundtrack
    • released on (5 years ago)
  3. "Airplane" is a K-Pop song of electronic-dance music genre performed by the South Korean-Chinese artist girl group f(x). The song was included as a track in the f(x)'s second Korean studio album Pink Tape which was released on July 29, 2013 under the record label of S.M. Entertainment. It was chosen as one of the two promotional singles from the album, other one being the title track and lead song "Rum Pum Pum Pum". "Airplane" entered the Gaon Chart debuting at spot 16 for the first week of its sales.
    • also known as Airplane (f(x) song)
    • music and lyrics by Misfit
  4. "Airplane" is an EP released in 1998 by Rusted Root.
    • released in (17 years ago)
  5. "Airplane" a.k.a. "Aeroplane" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  6. "Airplane" is a composition.
  7. "Airplane" is a musical album of Lunavelis.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  8. "Airplane" is a composition performed by the South Korean hip-hop group Turtles.
    • also known as Airplanes
    • award:
      • Mnet Asian Music Award for Song of the Year nomination for Turtles
      • Mnet Asian Music Award for Best Dance Performance nomination for Turtles
  9. "Airplane" is a song written by Brian Wilson for the American rock band The Beach Boys. It was released on their 1977 album Love You.
  10. "Airplane" is a composition.


Airplane: A fixed wing aircraft.

  • also known as aeroplane, plane

Phrases with Airplane

Phrases starting with the word Airplane:

  1. Airplane mode
  2. airplane pilot
  3. airplane ticket
  4. airplane landing
  5. airplane maneuver
  6. airplane mechanics
  7. airplane propeller

Phrases ending with the word Airplane:

  1. Paper Airplane
  2. Paper-Airplane
  3. twin-aisle airplane
  4. multiengine airplane
  5. Rubber Band Airplane

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Airplane

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Google previewAirplanes (2008)

by Nancy Robinson Masters

One new airplane is the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. It is being built with hundreds of thousands of parts. These parts are...

Google previewThe Hidden Meaning of Dreams (1999)

by Craig Hamilton-Parker

An airplane is a symbol of transcendence and release from psychological or material difficulties. The sky is a symbol of the expanded consciousness of the higher self. Your airplane dream expresses your desire for greater awareness or ...

Google previewThe Philosopher's Stone for Sustainability (2012)

Proceedings of the 4th CIRP International Conference on Industrial Product-Service Systems, Tokyo, Japan, November 8th - 9th, 2012 by Yoshiki Shimomura, Koji Kimita

Airplane is an intermediate element, it works in transportation service as a provider, and it works in operation service and...

Airplane is the receiver of transportation service.

Google previewAviation and Aeronautical Engineering (1917)

Wright, " it is a new idea that the airplane is a safe means of transportation in safe hands, yet it is an idea that we must firmly get into the popular mind. The average citizen is still frightened at the ...

Google previewCleveland's Legacy of Flight (2008)

by Thomas G. Matowitz Jr.

The airplane is a BrunnerWinkle Bird, powered by an OX5 engine. Very highly regarded by contemporary pilots, an unusually high percentage of these fine old airplanes survive today, either actively flying or in the hands of restorers. ( Author's ...

Google previewCertified Paralegal Review Manual: A Practical Guide to CP Exam Preparation (2010)

by Virginia Newman

Goldberg, Justice This is a case of industrial espionage in which an airplane is the cloak and a camera the dagger. The defendants-appellants, Rolfe and Gary Christopher, are photographers in Beaumont, Texas. The Christophers were ...

Google previewDeep (2014)

Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves by James Nestor

The airplane is an old Airbus A330, a model infamous for inflight malfunction, and the paint job makes it look like it's from the 1980s. The interior is just as shabby: seats are stained; the handles of the overhead luggage compartments are loose ...

Google previewAdvanced Aircraft Design (2013)

Conceptual Design, Technology and Optimization of Subsonic Civil Airplanes by Egbert Torenbeek

Designing the general arrangement of a clean-sheet passenger airplane is the most far-reaching of all conceptual design activities. Although a great variety of existing or feasible configurations may serve as examples, ...

Google previewPassing the ITIL® Foundation Exam (2012)

by Vince Pultorak, Jon E. Nelson, David Pultorak

but also things like: • Entire IT services (this makes sense as there is a recursive relationship among CIs – just as an entire airplane is a part, and its wing is a part, with sub-assemblies that are parts, and so on, so to an IT services is made up ...

Google previewThe Autonomous Brain (1999)

A Neural Theory of Attention and Learning by Peter M. Milner

It would seem perverse to maintain that the infant mammal must learn what to do with a nipple, and equally perverse to claim that piloting an airplane is an innate human characteristic, but at the neural level things ...

Google previewAirplane Engine Encyclopedia (1921)

An Alphabetically Arranged Compilation of All Available Data on the World's Airplane Engines by Glenn Dale Angle

An Alphabetically Arranged Compilation of All Available Data on the World's Airplane Engines Glenn Dale Angle. information as they possess on any engine that has not been included, or too briefly described, and direct attention to the errors ...

Google previewHeinemann First Encyclopedia (2005)

by Heinemann Library (Firm)

see also: Airplane The Wright brothers were the first people to make a successful airplane flight. The Wright brothers in business Orville and Wilbur Wright grew up mostly in Dayton, Ohio. After they left school, the brothers opened a printing ...

Google previewThe Visual Dictionary of Transportation - Transportation (2009)

by Ariane Archambault

float seaplane Airplane designed to take off from and land on water. three-blade propeller Propulsion device with three blades that are arranged around an axle and high wing driven by a motor. Wing mounted on top of the fuselage. wing strut ...

Google previewVGM's Careers Encyclopedia (2001)

by Editors of VGM

Airplane mechanics perform scheduled maintenance, make repairs, and complete inspections required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Many airplane mechanics specialize in either repair work or scheduled main- tenance.

Google previewDisasters and Tragic Events: An Encyclopedia of Catastrophes in American History [2 volumes] (2014)

by Mitchell Newton-Matza

The airplane departed from Stallings Field in Kinston, North Carolina, after a close defeat, 17 to 14, to East Carolina University's Pirates in Greenville. The plane was headed for Huntington Tri-State Airport Milton J. Ferguson Field in Ceredo, ...

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Quotes about Airplane

Airplane nosedives
Airplane regains consciousness
It's like we never left the city of silence (Rebekkah Olson)
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Scrabble value of A1I1R1P3L1A1N1E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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