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Definition of the noun airship

What does airship mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: airships

  1. a steerable self-propelled aircraft
    • examples: How huge that airship is! | How huge that airship is! | An airship is lighter than air. | The airship burst into flames.
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of airship: dirigible
    • more generic term: lighter-than-air craft = aircraft supported by its own buoyancy
    • more specific terms:
      • barrage balloon = an elongated tethered balloon or blimp with cables or net suspended from it to deter enemy planes that are flying low
      • sausage balloon / sausage / blimp = a small nonrigid airship used for observation or as a barrage balloon
    • instance: Graf Zeppelin / zeppelin = a large rigid dirigible designed to carry passengers or bombs
    • part: gondola / car = the compartment that is suspended from an airship and that carries personnel and the cargo and the power plant

Alternative definition of the noun airship


  1. A lighter-than-air aircraft that can be propelled forward through the air as well as steered.
  2. [informal] Any aircraft.


Airship is a musical group.

  • albums: "Spirit of the Beehive", "Algebra", "Stuck in This Ocean"
  • official website:


  1. "Airship" is a composition.
  2. "AIRSHIP" is a musical album of WATER WATER CAMEL.
    • released on (8 years ago)


  1. "Airship" a.k.a. "The White Diamond" is a 2004 documentary film by Werner Herzog. It illustrates the history of aviation and depicts the struggles and triumphs of Graham Dorrington, an aeronautical engineer, who has designed and built a teardrop-shaped airship which he plans to fly over the forest canopies of Guyana. It features music composed by Ernst Reijseger, which was re-used in Herzog's 2005 film The Wild Blue Yonder.
  2. "Airship": Airships is a 2013 short film directed by Kenneth Anger.


Airship is a record label.

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Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Military History (2004)

by James C. Bradford

Huston AIRSHIP is any lighter-than-air vehicle capable of independent movement, as opposed to hot air...

Google previewFree-Wrench (2014)

by Joseph R. Lallo

Crewing an airship is a lifetime commitment, which isn't to say it is a very long one. Survival is rare and comes only at the cost of some very unpleasant decisions. We are alive because we've known when to cut our losses and trim the finger to ...

Google previewNorth Star (2011)

can you psychoanalyse? a psychedelic journey through psychosis by joseph byrne

an airship is a colossus; a black medallion is a ...

Google previewLighter than Air Robots (2011)

Guidance and Control of Autonomous Airships by Yasmina Bestaoui Sebbane

An airship is an engine-driven lighter-than-air craft that can be steered. Modern airships employ advanced technologies such as composite materials, modern electronic systems, fly by light or fly by wire transmissions controls and the latest ...

Google previewNever Land (2010)

Adventures, Wonder, and One World Record in a Very Small Plane by W. Scott Olsen

” then perhaps the airship is the firstbest way toward an answer. There isa bend intheriver, a sweeping ...

Google previewModern Dictionary-Civil Engineering (1990)

by Puri & Anand

Airship is a power driven lighter-than-air aircraft. Air strip A long and comparatively narrow strip suitable for landing and take off aircrafts. It is generally used for emergency landing and located at certain intervals along the air routes.

Google previewIntersections of Space and Ethos (2014)

by Kyriaki Tsoukala, Nikolaos-Ion Terzoglou, Charikleia Pantelidou

The airship is a practical presumption of that sort ̄ (1988: 76¥77). That suchideas were to help shape modernist architectural practice issuggested by Theo van Doesburg« ...

Google previewAirships (2003)

by Sam Witt

Building an airship is a difficult, time-consuming process. Simply crafting the hull can take months, and properly integrating the engines and arcane wheels with the rest of the ship is a process best left to the experts. Still, to a group with enough ...

Google previewAdvances in Neural Networks Isnn 2009 (2009)

6th International Symposium on Neural Networks, Isnn 2009 Wuhan, China, May 26-29, 2009 Proceedings by Wen Yu

Near space airship is a low speed long endurance (more than three months) station-keeping aircraft. The time is so long that makes conventional energy supply plans unfeasible except for a regenerative one. The air density in near space is ...

Google previewDictionary of Aviation (1911)

by Robert Morris Pierce

airship ' c:z,Sip n. a ship or vessel designed for...

buoyant airship , ...

Google previewBritannica Student Encyclopedia (2014)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc

Airship. The large aircraft that are often seen floating over sporting events are commonly known as blimps. These are actually a type of lighter-than-air craft called an airship. Airships were developed from principles of ballooning. Like balloons ...

Google previewAn Encyclopedia of the History of Technology (2002)

by Ian McNeil

regarded as the world's first successful airship, since it was able to return to its starting point on five of its seven flights;

The German engineer Karl Woelfert, in conjunction with Gottlieb Daimler, produced an airship with a 1.5kW (2hp) ...

Google previewNelson's Encyclopaedia (1913)

Everybody's Book of Reference ... by Frank Moore Colby, George Sandeman

General Meusnicr designed an elliptical airship in 1780, with propellers to be worked by hand, but it was never built. Other attempts were made, but no adequate motive 547 electric battery at 0 miles per hour. This series of achievements ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Disasters (2007)

Environmental Catastrophes and Human Tragedies by Angus Macleod Gunn

The Hindenburg was a new airship. Its first flight took place in 1936. It was a luxury, air-conditioned vessel with twenty-five two-berth cabins to accommodate its fifty passengers. Passengers could live aboard in a style of luxury unmatched in all ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Industrial Revolution in World History (2014)

by Kenneth E. Hendrickson III

The capital was used to build a shed on Lake Konstanz at Manzell, where the first Zeppelin airship was built. There Eugen Wolf, Baron Bassus, Ludwg Dürr, and Gross, a mechanic from Lake Konstanz, worked on constructing the first Zeppelin, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Third Reich Tableware (2013)

by James A. Yannes

was a large German commercial passenger-carrying rigid airship. The lead ship of the Hindenburg class it is the ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the British Empire (2015)

by Kenneth J. Panton

In 1922, Charles Dennistoun Burney, an engineer with the aviation department of Vickers Limited, developed plans to link Great Britain to India and Australia by airship (which, technologists of the time believed, would be a more practical form ...

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The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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