Synonyms of pilot in English:

pilot


See definition of pilot

noun

1‘a fighter pilot’

SYNONYMS

airman, airwoman, flyer, aeronaut

captain, commander, co-pilot, first officer, second officer, wingman

aircrew

informal skipper

dated aviator, aviatrix, birdman

North American informal jock, fly boy

2‘a harbour pilot’

SYNONYMS

navigator, helmsman, guide, steersman, coxswain

leader, director, usher, escort, attendant

3‘a pilot for a possible TV series’

SYNONYMS

trial episode, pilot episode, pilot programme

sample, experiment


adjective

1‘the scheme will begin with a pilot project’

SYNONYMS

experimental, exploratory, trial, test, sample, model, tentative, speculative, preliminary


verb

1‘he piloted the jet’

SYNONYMS

fly, be at the controls of, control, handle, manoeuvre, drive, operate, steer, regulate, monitor, direct, captain

informal skipper

rare aviate

2‘he had piloted the ship through the night’

SYNONYMS

navigate, guide, steer, direct, sail, usher, shepherd, show the way to, lead, conduct, escort, convoy

3‘the enclosed questionnaire has been piloted in a number of institutions’

SYNONYMS

test, trial, put to the test, try out, carry out trials on, experiment with, assess, investigate, examine, appraise, evaluate, check out