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


The word airport 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 airport

What does airport mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: airports

  1. an airfield equipped with control tower and hangars as well as accommodations for passengers and cargo
    • examples: You needn't have hurried to the airport. | I went to the airport to meet my father. | I'll drive you to the airport. | I arranged for a car to meet you at the airport. | I'll accompany you to the airport. | Let's stay somewhere with easy airport access. | Please tell me how to get to the airport. | I went to the airport by taxi. | You should allow an hour to go to the airport. | I could have met you at the airport.
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of airport: aerodrome / airdrome / drome
    • more generic terms: airfield / field / flying field / landing field = a place where planes take off and land
    • more specific word: heliport = an airport for helicopters
    • instance: Kennedy International Airport / Kennedy International / Kennedy = a large airport on Long Island to the east of New York City
    • parts:

Alternative definition of the noun airport


  1. An airfield (a place where airplanes can take off and land), including one or more runways and one or more passenger terminals.


  1. "Airport" is a 1970 American drama film starring Burt Lancaster and Dean Martin, directed and written by George Seaton, and based on Arthur Hailey's 1968 novel of the same name. The film, which earned nearly $100 million, focuses on an airport manager trying to keep his airport open during a snow storm, while a suicidal bomber plots to blow up a Boeing 707 airliner in flight. The story takes place at fictional Lincoln International Airport located near Chicago, Illinois. The picture was produced by Ross Hunter with a $10 million budget. Ernest Laszlo photographed it in 70 mm Todd-AO.
  2. "Airport" is a 2009 Bollywood film directed by Anubhav Sinha and produced by Anubhav Sinha and Anupam Sinha. It will star Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Sunil Shetty and Arjun Rampal.
  3. "Airport" is a 1993 Tamil action film directed by Joshi. It features Sathyaraj in the main lead along with Gauthami pairing with him. It is a different type of movie with no songs. It received positive review from the critics. Malayalam actor M. G. Soman played the main villain.


"Airport" is a bestselling 1968 novel by Arthur Hailey about a large metropolitan airport and the personalities of the people who use, rely and suffer from its operation. This book was adapted into a major motion picture starring Burt Lancaster, George Kennedy, Dean Martin and Van Heflin, among others and inspired three sequels: Airport 1975, Airport '77 and The Concorde ... Airport '79.

  • also known as "Airport (55303982150, T3982S150ABB)"; "Airport (Longman Fiction)"; "Airport (Simple English)"
  • genres: Fiction, Mystery, Suspense
  • subject: Linguistics
  • released in (47 years ago)


  1. "Airport" is a composition.
  2. "Airport" is a musical album of Alfred Newman, soundtrack.
    • also known as Airport Soundtrack
    • released in (45 years ago)
  3. "Airport" is Joey Yung's second EP in 2010. The title track 空港 is the theme song for "Nokia Joey Yung Concert Number 6". The song is the EP's third single. Her first single "綠野仙蹤" is the commercial theme song for Broadway Electronics. The music video for the second single "破相" is the first ever 3D Music Video in Hong Kong.
  4. "Airport" is a musical single of Armani & Ghost.
    • released in (13 years ago)
  5. "Airport" is a musical single of Photographer.
    • released on
  6. "Airport" is a musical album of Miss Claudia & Pornorama.
    • released on (10 years ago)
  7. "Airport" is a musical single of Miss Groove.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  8. "Airport" is a 2007 album by Andranik Madadian.
    • released in (8 years ago)
  9. "Airport" is a musical single of DJ Ariel Style.
    • released on
  10. "Airport" is a musical EP of Like Honey.
    • released on (9 years ago)


Airport is an Ukrainian musical group.

  • album: "Come Back"


  1. Airport a.k.a. Aeroport railway station: Aeroport is a Rodalies de Catalunya commuter railway station serving Barcelona–El Prat Airport in Catalonia, Spain. It is located in the municipality of El Prat de Llobregat, and is the terminus of Barcelona commuter rail line R2 Nord.
  2. Airport Station is a rapid transit station on the MBTA Blue Line, located under the interchange between Interstate 90 and Massachusetts Route 1A in East Boston, Massachusetts. It acts as one of two mass transit connections to the nearby Logan International Airport, as well as serving local residents in East Boston. At Airport Station, trains switch from the third rail power used in the East Boston Tunnel to overhead wires used on the surface line to Revere. The original brick station built in 1952 was replaced by a modern station with steel and glass canopies in 2004.
  3. Airport is an elevated rail station and southern terminus on the Red and Gold lines of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority rail system. It is served by the Gold Line at all times. It has an island platform between two tracks. This station is the southern terminus of the North-South Line. It was opened on June 18, 1988. The station was built during the construction of the airport terminal, which opened on September 21, 1980, but it was not connected to the rest of the system until the line reached the station in 1988. The mezzanine on the lower level has the faregates and is inside the airport terminal.
  4. Airport is a light rail station located at the Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, Utah serviced by the Green Line of the Utah Transit Authority's TRAX system. The Green Line has service to West Valley City via Downtown Salt Lake City, and connects with the rest of the TRAX system, as well as UTA's FrontRunner commuter rail and S Line streetcar.
    • also known as Airport (UTA station)
  5. Airport is a Roanoke, Virginia neighborhood located in north, central Roanoke surrounded roughly by Virginia State Route 118 to the south and by Interstate 581 to the west, centered on the Roanoke Regional Airport. It borders the neighborhoods of Miller Court/Arrowood on the west, Roundhill on the south and Roanoke County on the north and east.
    • also known as Airport, Roanoke, Virginia
    • neighborhood of Roanoke
  6. Airport is a neighborhood of Riverside, Inland Empire.
  7. Airport is an OC Transpo bus stop in Ottawa that serves the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport. It is located in the south end of Ottawa.
    • also known as Airport Station, Ottawa
    • part of Ottawa

There are other places with in their name, like Lydd Airport, Airport Drive, Kaunas Airport, Sedona Airport, Airport Village, Central Airport, Gatwick Airport, Madeira Airport, Airport Speedway, Domestic airport, Essendon Airport, Iwo Jima Airport, Kamloops Airport, Tunoshna Airport, Van Nuys Airport, Dunnville Airport, Edinburgh Airport, Copenhagen Airport, Paris Orly Airport and Rio Turbio Airport.


  1. AirPort is the name given to a series of products by Apple Inc. using the protocols. These products comprise a number of wireless routers and wireless cards. The AirPort Extreme name was originally intended to signify the addition of the 802.11g protocol to these products.
  2. Airport is a British documentary television series based at London Heathrow Airport, the world's busiest international airport, broadcast by the BBC and syndicated to Dave, part of the UKTV network.
  3. Airport is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.

Phrases with Airport

Phrases starting with the word Airport:

  1. Airport Book
  2. Airport novel
  3. Airport Fiction
  4. airport terminal

Phrases ending with the word Airport:

  1. International airport
  2. How Do I Get to the Airport
  3. kennedy international airport

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Airport

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Google previewTitle 14 Aeronautics and Space Parts 110 to 199 (Revised as of January 1, 2014) (2014)

14-CFR-Vol-3 by Office of The Federal Register, Enhanced by IntraWEB, LLC

Airport means an area of land or other hard surface, excluding water, that is used or intended to be used for the landing and takeoff of aircraft, including any buildings and facilities. Airport Operating Certificate means a certificate, issued under ...

Google previewThe Modern Airport Terminal (2004)

New Approaches to Airport Architecture by Brian Edwards

The international airport is a modern kind of placeless city. It lacks the sense of geographical justification that is evident in most urban areas. The big, busy, multinational airport derives its logic from the distribution of world trade, the spatial ...

Google previewMedia, Erotics, and Transnational Asia (2013)

by Purnima Mankekar, Louisa Schein

The airport is an apt metaphor for the ideas of crossings and departures involved in the film's text.

airport is the paradigmatic space of the transnational age, as it functions as the material and symbolic springboard for travel and border ...

Google previewCities Are Good for You (2013)

The Genius of the Metropolis by Leo Hollis

The airport is an instant city, continuously in tumultuous over— drive.

Google previewEconomic and non-economic functions of airports - study on example of the Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport

Airport is an enterprise whose primary function is aviation activity. In addition...

Google previewBeyond Fundamentalism (2010)

Confronting Religious Extremism in the Age of Globalization by Reza Aslan

CHAPTER ONE The Borderless Self Ben-Gurion International Airport is a brash, beautiful, strikingly confident construction that, like much of Tel Aviv, looks as though it might have sprouted fully formed from the desert sands of the old Arab port ...

Google previewOECD Territorial Reviews OECD Territorial Reviews: Oresund, Denmark/Sweden 2003 (2003)


Airports and ports The Copenhagen airport is a significant feature of the region's accessibility.

more than 18 million passengers annually, the Copenhagen airport is the north European hub and one of the major transfer airports in Europe .

Google previewTerritorial Investigations (1999)

by Annette W. Balkema, Henk Slager

Editors: In your book S,M,L,XL, you claim, "In terms of its iconography/ performance, the airport is a concentrate of both the hyper-local and the hyper- global - hyper-global in the sense you can get goods there that are not available even in the ...

Google previewYellowstone and Grand Teton

by Brian Hurlbut

There are no distinct advantages for any one of these, although the Jackson Hole airport is the most centrally located.

The beautiful airport is a great representation of the Montana post-and-beam architectural style and has a friendly feel.

Google previewWhen Fraser Met Billy (2014)

An Autistic Boy, a Rescue Cat, and the Transformative Power of Animal Connections by Louise Booth

Aberdeen Airport is an hour away and has regular services but 248 WHEN FRASER MET ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Travel and Tourism Terminology (2005)

by Allan Beaver

airport art AlTO alternate restaurant alternative airport 36 Amtrak Reform Council AOA1...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African Airlines (1998)

by Ben R. Guttery

Eritrea Asmara, Yohannes IV International Airport (ASM) Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Bole International (ADD) Gabon Libreville, Libreville Leon M'Ba Inter— national Airport (LBV) Port-Gentil, Port—Gentil Airport (POG) Gambia Banjul, Banjul ...

Google previewDictionary of Travel, Tourism and Hospitality (2012)

by S. Medlik

airport An area used for the landing and take off ...

Google previewDictionary for Air Travel and Tourism Activities: Over 7,100 Terms on Airlines (2008)

by Homero E. Martinez

Airport (Airlines): A place where aircraft regularly take off and land as part of the process of the air transport service. It counts with facilities specially designed to accommodate the landing and taking off operations and buildings for passengers ...

Google previewCareer Discovery Encyclopedia (2009)

by Ferguson

The term airport service worker is a general term for a wide variety of workers who are employed in support occupations at airports. Many of these workers deal directly with the public in sales- and service-based occupations. Others perform ...

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It's no coincidence that in no known language does the phrase 'As pretty as an airport' appear. (Douglas Adams)
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Scrabble value of A1I1R1P3O1R1T1

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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