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Definition of "airport" []

  • A tract of leveled land where aircraft can take off and land, usually equipped with hard-surfaced landing strips, a control tower, hangars, aircraft maintenance and refueling facilities, and accommodations for passengers and cargo. (noun)
  • Such an installation in which the landing area is on water. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "airport" in a sentence
  • "Across the highway and just south of the airport is the Hotel Vienna, an inexpensive but decent place to stay the night."
  • "The Max line to the airport is a waste of money so why not close it and improve the bus services elsewhere and that includes the connections between North Portland and the Rivergate Industrial Park?"
  • "Although the idea of a no-frills, soccer-only stadium somewhere out toward the Columbia River or the airport is a good one, an even better concept leaps out of this exchange -- a nonprofit team!"