Definition of aviator in English:

aviator

noun

  • 1dated A pilot.

    • ‘He was not the first aviator to bring a powered aircraft to Saigon.’
    • ‘Fighter management is a tool that keeps aviators and aircraft safe to fly another day.’
    • ‘Wildlife sightings reported by aircrew could save the lives of aviators on later flights.’
    • ‘In less than a month, we've lost two training aircraft and four aviators.’
    • ‘The Air Force currently suffers from a critical shortage of aviators for manned aircraft.’
    • ‘The American aviator Richard Byrd flew over the South Pole in 1929.’
    • ‘An unidentified pilot could be no more than a private aviator who unknowingly sends out a wrong signal on his transponder.’
    • ‘Launched in 1936, she took part in the one-month search for the lost aviator Amelia Earhart.’
    • ‘Although he was obviously a submariner, he was also a qualified aviator who frequently piloted the Flying Sub.’
    • ‘Thus, the airline began training their aviators to become the world's finest pilots.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, the first Cirus Design entry continues to make friends among new pilots and old aviators alike.’
    • ‘The first enlisted aviators were trained by pilots who learned from the Wright brothers.’
    • ‘In May of that year, several aviators were aggressively contending to be the first to get airborne in pursuit of this prize.’
    • ‘However, your routine instrument scan must be altered from aircraft to aircraft, which aviators know is not good.’
    • ‘The Dutch pilot decided to stay with the other aviators, and they began to look around the field.’
    • ‘And with this new melding of pilots and drivers, we aviators should be able to continue as blind as many motorists.’
    • ‘Soon, we drifted into the comfort of two experienced aviators, and basic definitions weren't necessary.’
    • ‘We said no; our Air Force aircrews and naval aviators would do the job.’
    • ‘First, we expect them to master an aircraft system, since aviators fly to fight and lead from the front.’
    • ‘In order to do this for Air Force aviators, we need to transform our process for shaping future leaders.’
    airman, airwoman, flyer, aeronaut
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  • 2trademark in UK as modifier Denoting a style of sunglasses having a thin wire frame and large lenses.

    ‘he has a short grey beard and wears a flannel shirt, jeans, and aviator glasses’
    • ‘The 82-year-old former history professor is an elf-sized fellow with gold-rimmed aviator glasses and a halo of gray hair.’
    • ‘He is incognito, with a blond wig, shaggy mustache and large gold-framed aviator glasses.’
    • ‘An example of metal frame shades are aviator glasses, which are among Spring's Must-Haves, made popular by Ray-Ban.’
    • ‘For the fellas, the most important accessory this season appears to be the aviator glasses.’
    • ‘Litter, halternecks, flicked hair, aviator glasses, embroidered denim, lip gloss and even hot pants are the latest trademarks of the Seventies to be enjoying a revival of fortune.’
    • ‘If Joe Sixpack on the latest cover of Men's Health can't pull them off, I doubt you and your cheap aviator glasses can.’
    • ‘Aviator shades are still flying high on the fashion scale, so find a pair that suits you best.’
    • ‘With his gold-rimmed aviator glasses, gray hair, trim beard and friendly face, he almost looked like Santa Claus.’
    • ‘Behind the man who looks like a man who resembles an actor, is a man wearing what is probably the only pair of aviator glasses.’
    • ‘If you really want to stand out, you can wear a fisherman hat or a glitzy cowboy hat with tinted aviator glasses.’
    • ‘In the case of a live lineup, this can mean finding six identical pairs of aviator glasses, or six men with a birthmark the shape of Paraguay on their left cheek.’
    • ‘In the picture, Ford is dressed in a white turtleneck and a white velvet jacket with huge lapels, and he is wearing aviator glasses.’
    • ‘A pair of shattered aviator glasses were found at the site of a 1968 helicopter crash in Laos.’
    • ‘ATP sells products to pilots from its website, including books, videos, aviator glasses and flying accessories.’
    • ‘I was feeling sexy despite the facial hair and the super-sized aviator glasses.’
    • ‘Hardy removed his cloak, putting it in a box behind the seat, pulling out a pair of goggles that reminded Sasha of aviator glasses she had seen in old magazines her father once had.’
    • ‘Anthony is wearing aviator sunglasses, a sweat band around his arm, and a hooded tank top vest.’
    • ‘The other one was Jeffrey, a short pudgy guy with wire framed aviator glasses, bushy eyebrows and a penchant for wearing flip flops even when it was cold out.’
    • ‘It makes you wish you'd seen the real Bob Crane at the end, with his smoked aviator glasses, sideburns, stratofortress shirt collar and belted leisure suits.’
    • ‘We saw a deeply tanned, muscular young man wearing aviator glasses.’
    1. 2.1aviators A pair of aviator sunglasses.
      ‘I wear aviators, but it's purely because they are practical sunglasses as opposed to being fashion accessories’
      • ‘Men's styles are trending toward Top Gun -esque aviators and sporty wraparound frames.’
      • ‘The most stylish sunglasses this season are military chic aviators, but wrap-arounds and 50s style shades are cool too.’
      • ‘Get in the shade with the best shields, wraparounds, aviators, and rimless frames, and all eyes will be on you.’
      • ‘Starting from the top and moving down - the hottest sunglasses a girl can wear this year are over-sized, round frames also known as aviators: not only do they protect your eyes from the sun, they also make you look super retro!’
      • ‘For sunglasses junkies, for whom no less than half a dozen pairs will do, Ardene's has a good selection of trendy glasses, from pink graded lenses to mirrored aviators, all for less than fifteen dollars.’
      • ‘Give me a man in a suit and aviators over a shirtless male model with bulging biceps any day!’
      • ‘For something more subtle and different from the classic plastic frames, there are these Toreadior aviators with swarovski crystals on the side.’
      • ‘For sunglasses, oversized Aviators are essential to block UV rays and look cool.’
      • ‘However, the optimist in me says there's nothing that can happen that can't be remedied with a large hat and cover-all-sins Aviators.’

Pronunciation

aviator

/ˈeɪvɪeɪtə/