Definition of airport in English:


Syllabification: air·port
Pronunciation: /ˈe(ə)rˌpôrt


  • 1A complex of runways and buildings for the takeoff, landing, and maintenance of civil aircraft, with facilities for passengers.
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    • It is worth checking, too, for seasonal charter flights from Scottish airports.
    • It was all about passenger landing rights at Heathrow and American airports.
    • Now the Government has set about building new roads and airports all over the shop.
  • 1.1 [as modifier] Relating to or denoting light popular fiction such as is offered for sale to travelers in airports: another airport thriller
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    • Some people might laugh at them as airport novels, but I get a good read from them.
    • But, at least in my case, it takes a couple of days to get through even an airport paperback.
    • It has the structure in some ways of an airport paperback but has the style and depth of a literary novel.

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