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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"
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  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.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Airship

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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 previewSpecific Skills Series: Comparing

An airship is an aircraft that is lighter than air. Its huge main body contains gas. The gas raises the craft and keeps it in the air. These aircraft are like balloons, but they have engines. And they can be steered. Airships sometimes are called ...

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 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 previewThe Parliamentary Debates (official Report). (1919)

House of Commons by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

but the airship is a better platform for it. Now the right hon. Gentleman is going to make those experiments. and the thing is absurd, and this is a very highly reactionary step in the policy of the ...

Google previewLife (1909)

Perhaps the airship is the microbe that is to kill navies. It must be either that, or war, or a miraculous development of human sense, and its employment in the readjustment of human relations. .0 E read in these days many dis— courses in favor ...

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

Meusnier's most significant inventionin this design was the ballonet– an airbaginside the envelope, into whichair waspushed by abellows to maintain internalpressure insidethe airship. Varyingthe amountofair in the ballonet compensatedfor ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Military History (2004)

by James C. Bradford

Airship. is any lighter-than-air vehicle capable of independent movement, as opposed to hot air balloons that simply drift with the wind. These vehicles achieve lift through the use of lighter-than-air gases such as hydrogen or helium and are ...

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 ...

Google previewThe Mammoth Encyclopedia of Extraterrestrial Encounters (2012)

by Ronald Story

AIR FORCE airship waveof 1896 The first major UFO wave in recorded history took place in 1896 (several years prior to any officially documented flights of airplanes or powered airshipsof any kind in the United States), beginning in ...

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 previewWorld War II: the Encyclopedia of the War Years, 1941-1945 (2012)

by Norman Polmar, Thomas B. Allen

Graf Zeppelin (Airship) German passenger AIRSI-III', employed in 1939 for electronic surveillance of British RADAR installations. The GmfZrppelin—the second German airship of that name——was completed in 1938. It was the most ...

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Scrabble value of A1I1R1S1H4I1P3

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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