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airport

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Pronunciation: /ˈɛːpɔːt
 
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Definition of airport in English:

noun

1A complex of runways and buildings for the take-off, landing, and maintenance of civil aircraft, with facilities for passengers.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
Military air station;
British aerodrome;
North American airdrome
informal , dated drome
1.1 [as modifier] Relating to or denoting light popular fiction such as is offered for sale to travellers in airports: an airport thriller
More example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with airport

passport

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