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Pilot appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Pilots pilot a top potato lips to lip.
  • Pilots pilot art sacks: I risk castrato lips to lip.
  • Won’t a pilot’s ipecac I mock radar a dark comic ace pistol I pat now?
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

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


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb pilot:


Fun fact! English is the official language of the sky. It doesn't matter which country they are from, all pilots speak in English on international flights.

Pilot is sometimes a misspelling of pilot's.

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Definition of the noun pilot

What does pilot mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: pilots

  1. someone who is licensed to operate an aircraft in flight
  2. a person qualified to guide ships through difficult waters going into or out of a harbor
  3. a program exemplifying a contemplated series; intended to attract sponsors
  4. something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies
  5. small auxiliary gas burner that provides a flame to ignite a larger gas burner
  6. an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track

Alternative definition of the noun pilot


  1. [nautical] A person who steers a ship, a helmsman.
  2. [nautical] A person who knows well the depths and currents of a harbor or coastal area, who is hired by a vessel to help navigate the harbor or coast.
  3. [context: now rare] A guide or escort through an unknown or dangerous area.
  4. [aviation] A person who is in charge of the controls of an aircraft.
  5. [television] A sample episode of a proposed TV series
  6. [rail transport] A cowcatcher.
  7. A pilot light.

Definition of the adjective pilot

What does pilot mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more pilot / most pilot

  1. Made or used as a test or demonstration of capability. (pilot run, pilot plant)
  2. Used to control or activate another device. (pilot light)
  3. Used to indicate operation ("pilot lamp")

Definition of the verb pilot

What does pilot mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: piloted | piloting | pilots

  1. operate an airplane
  2. act as the navigator in a car, plane, or vessel and plan, direct, plot the path and position of the conveyance


  1. Pilot a.k.a. Editors are an English post-punk band, formed in 2002 in Stafford.
  2. Pilot a.k.a. Пилот: Pilot, also known as PilOt is a popular Russian rock band from Saint Petersburg, Knabengof. Composed of 4 members, the band revitalized themselves after the dissolution of the previous band, Military Jane in 1997.
  3. Pilot was a rock musical group, formed during 1973 in Edinburgh, Scotland by the former Bay City Rollers members, David Paton and Billy Lyall.
    • members:
    • genre: Pop rock
    • albums: "Second Flight", "Two's a Crowd", "The Best of Pilot", "Magic", "The Craighall Demos 71:76", "January", "From the Album of the Same Name", "A's, B's & Rarities", "A Pilot Project"
  4. Pilot a.k.a. :Pilöt is a musical group.
  5. Pilot is a musical group.
  6. Pilot is a musical group.
    • album: "Painted Perfect Room"

There are other groups with in their name, like Mad Pilot, Auto Pilot, Blind Pilot, Brain Pilot, Idiot Pilot, Pilot Speed, Astral Pilot, Banner Pilot, Runtime Pilot, Skinner Pilot, Western Pilot, I Am The Pilot, I Pilot Daemon, Automatic Pilot, Pilot to Gunner, The Pilot Ships, Three Mile Pilot, God Is My Co-Pilot, The Chemical Pilot and Stacs of Stamina / Pilot Balloon.


  1. "Pilot" is a song by American rapper 50 Cent, released on March 25, 2014, as the third single from his album Animal Ambition.
  2. "Pilot" is the début EP released and produced by the British alternative rock band Mallory Knox.
  3. "Pilot" is a 2002 song of The Notwist.
  4. "Pilot" EP was the first official release by British rock band Reuben. This recording was with the original Reuben line up, including Mark Lawton on drums. It was recorded in the summer of 2000 at Backline studios in Guildford with ex Redwood guitarist Rob Blackham. The band had met Rob at Guildford festival, where he urged them to record a demo of some sort, so they set about recording five songs in four days. The EP was released on the Badmusic label in January 2001. The initial run was of 500 copies, which sold out fairly fast, but it is regularly repressed and is available at shows and by mail order. It was reviewed in Kerrang! by members of Taproot, and received a KKKK rating, despite being described as 'cheesey' by the singer.
  5. "Pilot" is a musical album of Kari Rueslåtten.
    • released in (13 years ago)
  6. "Pilot" is a 2002 album by German electronica band, The Notwist.
  7. "Pilot" is a composition.
  8. "Pilot" is a musical EP of Amber Run.
    • released on
  9. "Pilot" is a musical album of Jessarae.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  10. "Pilot" is a musical album of Buckethead.
    • released on
  11. "Pilot" is a musical single of 50 Cent.
    • released on
  12. "Pilot" is a musical EP of Flying Nuns.
    • released in (20 years ago)
  13. "Pilot" is a musical album of Flight195.
    • released in (10 years ago)


"Pilot" is the title of a short story in science fiction author Stephen Baxter's Xeelee Sequence. Sixth in the anthology Vacuum Diagrams, it is a revision of a story first published as a chapbook by Novacon in 1993.


  1. "Pilot" a.k.a. "Virtuality" is a 2009 sci-fi thriller film directed by Peter Berg.
  2. "Pilot": Miles Hawkins thought he had it all -- money, brains, a great family and a killer serve. A bullet changed his life. Left him paralyzed. Now, today, it's about to change again. Hawkins has invented a "harness." It's a piece of cutting edge technology with a headgear which allows the transmitters in the brain to bypass the spine. Translation: he can walk again. Actually, he can do more than that. He has more than he had before. Increased strength, speed, agility. The one thing he can't do is be normal. Either he's in a wheelchair, or he's in this techno-getup. Can't take a stroll in the park like you or me. What's he to do? At first a reluctant hero, Hawkins is drawn into a world of fighting crime because the violence which turned his life upside-down is doing the same to the world around him. While in the harness and headset, he assumes the identity of the Mantis and fights back...


  1. Pilot is a fictional character from the 1952 film April in Paris.
  2. Pilot is a fictional character from the 1995 film Waterworld.
  3. Pilot is a fictional character from the 2009 science fiction disaster film 2012.
  4. Pilot is a fictional character from the 2009 film First Squad.
  5. Pilot is a fictional character from the 2011 film Woman in Love.
  6. Pilot is a fictional character from the 2007 film Transformers.
  7. Pilot is a fictional character from the 2007 film Nina Frisk.
  8. Pilot is a fictional character from the 1999 film The World Is Not Enough.
  9. Pilot is a fictional character and one of two regular animatronic puppet characters on the television science fiction series Farscape. Pilot is operated by Sean Masterson, Tim Mieville, Matt McCoy, Mario Halouvas and Fiona Gentle. His voice is provided by Lani Tupu.
  10. Pilot is a fictional character from the 2002 French action film, The Transporter.

There are other characters with in their name, like Co-Pilot, Pilot #5, Jet Pilot, Lost Pilot, Pilot Jack, Test Pilot, Stunt pilot, Young Pilot, Rocket Pilot, Second Pilot, Charter Pilot, Fighter pilot, Airplane Pilot, Pilot Premnath.


Pilot Corporation is a Japanese pen manufacturer based in Tokyo, Japan. It produces writing instruments, stationery and jewellery, but is best known for its pens.

  • also known as K.K. Pilot Corporation; PILOT Corporation; Tập đoàn Pilot; The Namiki Manufacturing Company; The Pilot Pen Co., Ltd.; Pilot Pen; 파이로트; ปากกาไพล๊อต; 百樂文具
  • official website:


  1. Pilot a.k.a. Pilot, Virginia: Pilot is an unincorporated community in Montgomery County, Virginia, United States. Pilot is 5.9 miles south-southeast of Christiansburg. Pilot has a post office with ZIP code 24138.
  2. Pilot is a pilot boat and museum ship in San Diego, California. She was launched in 1914 in San Diego, built in the local boatyard of Manuel Goularte. She is a 52-foot wooden diesel powered vessel. She was the first powered pilot boat in San Diego. She served as the official pilot boat of San Diego Bay for 82 years, with no more than three consecutive days of downtime. During World War II, she was used by the Coast Guard as a pilot boat and patrol boat, and decorated with six six-month service chevrons.

There are other places with in their name, like Pilot's, Pilot Knob, Pilot Rock, Pilot Butte, Pilot Grove, Pilot light, Pilot Mound, Pilot Point, Pilot Range, Pilot Station, Pilot Mountain, Pilot Township, Pilot Knob Township, Pilot Grove Township, Pilot Mound Township, Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park and United States Naval Test Pilot School.


  1. Pilot a.k.a. Navigator: A navigator is the person on board a ship or aircraft responsible for its navigation. The navigator's primary responsibility is to be aware of ship or aircraft position at all times. Responsibilities include planning the journey, advising the ship's captain or aircraft commander of estimated timing to destinations while en route, and ensuring hazards are avoided. The navigator is in charge of maintaining the aircraft or ship's nautical charts, nautical publications, and navigational equipment, and generally has responsibility for meteorological equipment and communications.
    • also known as Rotacı, بحار, Navegador, Oficial de navegación, Navegante, 领航员
  2. Pilot: An aircraft pilot or aviator is a person who actively and directly operates the directional flight controls of an aircraft while it is in flight. While other members of a flight crew such as flight engineer, navigator, or any other person involved in the direct flight operations of an aircraft, are also considered "aviators", they are not pilots and do not command a flight or aircraft. Aircrew who are not involved in operating the aircraft's flight systems as well as ground crew are not generally classified as aviators.
    • also known as Aviator
  3. Pilot: In railroading, the pilot is the device mounted at the front of a locomotive to deflect obstacles on the track that might otherwise derail the train.
  4. Pilot a.k.a. Maritime pilot: A pilot is a mariner who manoeuvres ships through dangerous or congested waters, such as harbors or river mouths, and completes the berthing / unberthing operation of the ships by controlling the ship's manoeuvrability directly and the tugs and shore linesmen through a radio. Pilots are expert shiphandlers who possess detailed knowledge of local waterways. They are transported by high speed "Pilot Boat" or helicopter from shore to an inbound ship and from an outbound ship back ashore. Most ports have compulsory pilotage.
  5. Pilot was a Russian animation studio based in Moscow. It was founded in 1988 by Aleksandr Tatarskiy, Igor Kovalyov and Anatoliy Prokhorov, becoming the first private animation studio in the Soviet Union.
  6. PILOT: Programmed Instruction, Learning, or Teaching is a simple historic programming language developed in the 1960s. Like its younger sibling LOGO, it was an early foray into the technology of computer assisted instruction.
  7. Pilot Magazine is a monthly general aviation magazine based in the UK. They claim 'Britain's best selling GA magazine'. The editor, between 2005 and 2011 was Nick Bloom. Nick is an ex-market researcher, author, and was British Advanced Aerobatic Champion in 1990 and Intermediate Champion in 1997. He was replaced as Editor in 2011 by Philip Whiteman, although Nick continues to write an airfield profile in every issue and also contributes flight tests. Philip Whiteman was Deputy Editor under James Gilbert, who served as Editor and Publisher before the magazine was acquired by Archant. Philip owns and operates a Piper Cub. . The magazine also operates PilotWeb, on which there is news, overviews of the magazine, forums and information for beginners in aviation. The magazine is a part of Archant Specialist, from Archant Publishing.
    • also known as Pilot Magazine UK
  8. Pilot is a TV program.
    • also known as Take Off
    • begun on and completed on (22 years ago)
    • 16 episodes of 65 minutes each
    • country: South Korea
    • created by MBC Adcom
    • award:
      • PaekSang Arts Award for Most Popular Male in Television nomination for Choi Soo-jong
      • PaekSang Arts Award for Most Popular Male in Television, received by Choi Soo-jong
  9. Pilot was a single-user, multitasking operating system designed by Xerox PARC in early 1977. Pilot was written in the Mesa programming language, totalling about 24,000 lines of code.
    • developer: PARC
  10. Pilot was a Russian icebreaker, the world's first steam-powered and metal-ship icebreaker of modern type.
  11. PILOT a.k.a. Payment in lieu of taxes: A PILOT is a payment in lieu of taxes, made to compensate a local government for some or all of the tax revenue that it loses because of the nature of the ownership or use of a particular piece of real property. Usually it relates to the foregone property tax revenue.
  12. Pilot is an organization that hosts educational workshops for students to teach them practical skills in computer science and entrepreneurship. Students break into teams and work to build a prototype, then demonstrate the projects they created to a panel of local entrepreneurs. Awards are given to the teams based on their evaluations. Local engineers and designers serve as mentors for the students during the event.

Phrases with Pilot

Phrases starting with the word Pilot:

  1. pilot bit
  2. pilot boat
  3. pilot film
  4. Pilot fish
  5. Pilot hole
  6. pilot lamp
  7. pilot bread
  8. pilot chart
  9. pilot cloth
  10. pilot light
  11. Pilot plant
  12. pilot whale
  13. pilot burner

Phrases ending with the word Pilot:

  1. co-pilot
  2. sky pilot
  3. Bush Pilot
  4. test pilot
  5. robot pilot
  6. stunt pilot
  7. combat pilot

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Pilot

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Google previewPublic Finance and Economic Growth in Developing Countries (2015)

Lessons from Ethiopia's Reforms by Stephen B. Peterson

The pilot is the most complex of the five phases precisely because it involves all three actors involved in a reform. It is the defining moment of a...

Google previewYearbook of Morphology 1995 (2013)

by Geert Booij, Jaap van Marle

De pilot-e is een echte Amsterdam-se * De pilot-e is een echte Amsterdamm-er The female pilot is a real [female ...

Google previewTeacher Pay and Teacher Quality (2006)

Attracting, Developing, and Retaining the Best Teachers by James H. Stronge, Christopher R. Gareis, Catherine A. Little

The pilot is a trial run, intended to identify strengths and weaknesses of the design and implementation and to make improvements before full-scale implementation of the new system. Several guideline actions are necessary for a pilot study.

Google previewThe Immigrants (2013)

by Paul M. Hoskins

The pilot is a Sydney-sider. An Australian despatch rider on a motor-cycle streaks along the white strip of road that fringes the Canal. At East Kantara a couple of engines puff and toot, driven ...

Google previewDigital Signage (2012)

Software, Networks, Advertising, and Displays: A Primer for Understanding the Business by Jimmy Schaeffler

and infrastructure as a longterm, permanent system, the pilot is a great opportunity to introduce employees and customers to the new ...

Google previewThe Essential Television Handbook (2013)

by Peter Jarvis

Ineffect the pilot is the cameraman anddirector combined and unless the very sophisticated mountsare hired, all the camera operator can achieve will be to hold a static wideangle shot from a fixed position whilst the pilot positions the craft for ...

Google previewArmy Dictionary and Desk Reference (2004)

by Timothy Zurick

Health facilities planner A2 OH-58A/C Scout pilot ...

Google previewTexas Biographical Dictionary (2001)

by Jan Onofrio

attack pilot Fleet Squandron VA-72 aboard the USS Independence (1962-64); instructor USAF Aerospace Research Pilot School, Edwards AFB, ...

Google previewDictionary Of Civil Engineering (1992)

by John S. Scott

pilot circuit [elec.] A control circuit such as that used in remote control or for contactors. It carries a small (in coal mines intrinsically safe) current which operates a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Mobile Computing and Commerce (2007)

by Taniar, David

In the current 3G systems and the upcoming 4G wireless systems, missing neighbor pilot refers to the condition of receiving...

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Quotes about Pilot

Every pilot needs a co-pilot, and let me tell you, it is awful nice to have someone sitting there beside you, especially when you hit some bumpy air. (Eric Wald)
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Scrabble value of P3I1L1O1T1

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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