Definition of airport in English:

airport

noun

  • 1A complex of runways and buildings for the take-off, landing, and maintenance of civil aircraft, with facilities for passengers.

    • ‘The airline mainly uses smaller airports and he admitted the size of Manchester Airport may be a factor.’
    • ‘The two airports are each served by one main runway, as are Aberdeen, Prestwick and Inverness.’
    • ‘It was all about passenger landing rights at Heathrow and American airports.’
    • ‘Empty planes, deserted airports and bankrupt airlines are a useful barometer of their fear.’
    • ‘Sheer volume of passengers, particularly at London airports, lies at the root of the problem.’
    • ‘The ports and airports have been alerted in case he tries to leave the country.’
    • ‘Previously, passengers were forced to travel via Heathrow or other hub airports.’
    • ‘It is worth checking, too, for seasonal charter flights from Scottish airports.’
    • ‘We are condemned to spend hours and money waiting for connecting flights in foreign airports.’
    • ‘We are used to arriving at airports and being able to get on and off aeroplanes in very little time.’
    • ‘Of course because of the incident all airports have stopped planes from taking off.’
    • ‘Some carriers have already cancelled a series of flights from London airports.’
    • ‘And all the hanging around in airports before and between flights is the worst bit of all.’
    • ‘Police are also thought to know the identity of a third man they are seeking and to have alerted ports and airports.’
    • ‘He says that he writes in airports, on planes and trains and between meetings.’
    • ‘In addition to primary airports there are a multitude of landing strips able to receive small planes.’
    • ‘Now the Government has set about building new roads and airports all over the shop.’
    • ‘Flights from Gatwick are included, but connections from Scottish airports are extra.’
    • ‘An unexpected benefit is the availability of flights from regional airports in the UK.’
    • ‘Each passenger's face would be scanned at airports and compared with the data in their passport.’
    airfield, airstrip, landing strip, runway
    heliport, helipad
    air station
    aerodrome
    airdrome
    drome
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    1. 1.1[as modifier] Relating to or denoting light popular fiction such as is offered for sale to travellers in airports:
      ‘an airport thriller’
      • ‘But, at least in my case, it takes a couple of days to get through even an airport paperback.’
      • ‘It’s wrong, though, to hit an airport without an airport novel, one of those well-thumbed paperbacks bankrupt of literary merit.’
      • ‘To be sure, he is an airport novelist, in the sense that airport bookstores are piled high with his books.’
      • ‘Some people might laugh at them as airport novels, but I get a good read from them.’
      • ‘It has the structure in some ways of an airport paperback but has the style and depth of a literary novel.’

Pronunciation

airport

/ˈɛːpɔːt/