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Definition of the noun aircraft

What does aircraft mean as a name of something?

Aircraft is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: aircraft

  1. a vehicle that can fly
    • examples: The newspaper company has ten aircraft. | That aircraft company deals in freight only. | This aircraft company deals with freight only. | When the flight crew has their aircraft under control, everything is working normally and yet it still crashes into the ground, that's CFIT. | Thanks to the development of aircraft, the world has become much smaller. | Ships can't rival aircraft for speed. | One of the aircraft's engines cut out. | Please remain seated until the aircraft arrives at the gate. | Tatsuo likes looking at aircraft landing gears. | When the flight crew has their aircraft under control, everything is working normally and yet it still crashes into the ground, that's a "Controlled Flight Into Terrain".
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: craft = a vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space
    • more specific terms:
    • parts:
      • aircraft engine = the engine that powers and aircraft
      • bay = a compartment in an aircraft used for some specific purpose
      • cabin = the enclosed compartment of an aircraft or spacecraft where passengers are carried
      • cockpit = compartment where the pilot sits while flying the aircraft
      • fuel system = equipment in a motor vehicle or aircraft that delivers fuel to the engine
      • nose = a front that resembles a human nose
      • skeletal frame / underframe / skeleton / frame = the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape
      • skin = an outer surface
    • member of: fleet = group of aircraft operating together under the same ownership

Alternative definition of the noun aircraft


  1. A vehicle capable of atmospheric flight due to interaction with the air, such as buoyancy or lift.


AIRCRAFT is a musical group, webpage.

  • album: "Jeff Bridges Over Troubled Water: Abridged"


"Aircraft" is a musical single of Dinka.

  • released on (5 years ago)


"AirCraft" is a book by Jeff Milstein.

  • also known as "AirCraft: the jet as art"


  1. Aircraft a.k.a. Flying car: A flying car is hypothetical personal aircraft that provides door-to-door aerial transportation as conveniently as a car but without the requirement for roads, runways or other specially-prepared operating areas. In addition, the aircraft lacks any visible means of lift, thus allowing it to be operated in urban areas and close to buildings, people and other obstructions. The term "flying car" has also been used to refer to roadable aircraft and hovercars.
    • also known as Roadable aircraft
  2. Aircraft is an industry.
  3. Aircraft: Individual aircraft of this model.
  4. Aircraft: Information about the aircraft involved in this incident can be recorded here.
  5. Aircraft a.k.a. Copy on - Aircraft is a print ad.

Phrases with Aircraft

Phrases starting with the word Aircraft:

  1. aircraft engine
  2. aircraft carrier
  3. aircraft landing
  4. Aircraft Attitude

Phrases ending with the word Aircraft:

  1. Unit Aircraft
  2. attack aircraft
  3. Rocket Aircraft
  4. Tanker Aircraft
  5. fighter aircraft
  6. Nuclear Aircraft
  7. stealth aircraft
  8. widebody aircraft
  9. pilotless aircraft
  10. wide-body aircraft
  11. amphibious aircraft
  12. narrowbody aircraft
  13. narrow-body aircraft
  14. radio-controlled aircraft

Other phrase containing the word Aircraft:

  1. attack aircraft carrier

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Aircraft

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Google previewGeneral Aviation Firefighting for Structural Firefighters (2000)

by William R. Tackett

sure the mix control is in the cutoff position when working at an incident involving a reciprocating engine aircraft is a good safety procedure. duplicated, in whole or in part. Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed ...

Google previewHigh Performance Operations (2011)

Leverage Compliance to Lower Costs, Increase Profits, and Gain Competitive Advantage by Hillel Glazer

A slower aircraft means it requires more fuel over time and distance, and less lift means it can't carry as much. A less responsive aircraft means it can't turn, climb, or descend quickly—or as importantly, return to a desired course or recover from ...

Google previewTools and Tactics for Operations Managers (Collection) (2013)

by Randal Wilson, Arthur V. Hill, Hillel Glazer

A slower aircraft means it requires more fuel over time and distance, and less lift means it can't carry as much. A less responsive aircraft means it can't turn, climb, or descend quickly—or as importantly, return to a desired course or recover from ...

Google previewECOOP '92. European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (1992)

Utrecht, The Netherlands, June 29 - July 3, 1992. Proceedings by Ole Lehrmann Madsen

An aircraft is the union of its structural and electronic representations: "electronic OR structural";. But a commercial aircraft, e.g., ...

Google previewAdvances in Computer Science, Environment, Ecoinformatics, and Education, Part III (2011)

International Conference, CSEE 2011, Wuhan, China, August 21-22, 2011. Proceedings by Sally Lin, Xiong Huang

Keywords: Aircraft, Sudden failure, Health monitoring, Simulation design. 1 Introduction Aircraft is a kind of important tool used to complete air traffic, transportation, exploration, rescue and other tasks. During the flight, failure will inevitably ...

Google previewMathematical Techniques in Multisensor Data Fusion (2004)

by David Lee Hall, Sonya A. H. McMullen

aircraft is an F-16); or a specific identity (e.g., the observed aircraft is an F-16 having tail number 7632SC). Inference of an entity's identity involves transformations from parametric data to identity declarations utilizing pattern recognition ...

Google previewPaper Airplanes (2005)

How to Make Them and Fly Them by David Mitchell

Strike Aircraft is an adaptation of the classic Paper Dart design in which the front of the keel is sealed without tape, just by...

Launched in the normal way, Strike Aircraft is a fine fast launch glider but sealing the keel in this way also creates two ...

Google previewThe Parent's Guide to the U.S. Navy (2017)

by Thomas J. Cutler

Whether the aircraft is a P8A, or an EA18G, or an F/A18E/F, there is always a dash in the designation. If you use that as your starting point, you will have a consistent reference from which to begin cracking this code. Think of the dash in this ...

Google previewAviation security flight and cabin crew member security training strengthened, but better planning and internal controls needed : report to congressional requesters.

to handle potential threats against domestic commercial aircraft is an important element in securing our nation's aviation system.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the United States Navy (2011)

by Patricia M. Kearns

Auxiliary Aircraft Carrier (obsolete) ...

Google previewDictionary of International Trade (2005)

Handbook of the Global Trade Community Includes 21 Key Appendices by Edward G. Hinkelman

Contains information, photos, multi-media items and technical specifications for all current and out-of-pro- duction Airbus aircraft. Airbus SAS is a global company with design and manufacturing facilities in France, Germany, the UK and Spain ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Military Technology and Innovation (2004)

by Stephen Bull

Intended to oppose aircraft carrier battle groups, these vast tublike submarines were equipped with a range of nuclear missiles and torpedoes. In 1985 the first boat of the Oscar II series appeared. These were even mightier, being 505 feet long ...

Google previewThe Military Dictionary (1987)

The assigned airbornequalified individual who controls parachutists from the time they enter the aircraft until they exit. See also stick commander (air transport). jump speed—(DOD, NATO) The airspeed at which parachute ...

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Quotes about Aircraft

I made a written report which is still today in existence. I have a photocopy of it, and I am saying that in production this aircraft could perhaps substitute for three propeller- driven aircraft of the best existing type. This was my impression. (Adolf Galland)
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Scrabble value of A1I1R1C3R1A1F4T1

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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