Definitions for PILOTˈpaɪ lət

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pi•lotˈpaɪ lət(n.)

  1. a person qualified to operate an airplane, balloon, or other aircraft.

    Category: Aeronautics

  2. a person qualified to steer ships into or out of a harbor or through certain difficult waters.

    Category: Navy

  3. a person who steers a ship.

    Category: Navy

  4. a guide or leader.

  5. Ref: pilot light (def. 1). 1

  6. a guide for positioning two adjacent machine parts, often consisting of a projection on one part fitting into a recess in the other.

  7. a filmed or taped television program serving to introduce a possible new series.

    Category: Showbiz

  8. a preliminary or experimental trial or test.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  9. (v.t.)to act as pilot on, in, or over.

  10. to lead or guide, as through unknown places or intricate affairs.

  11. to steer.

  12. (adj.)serving as a guide.

  13. serving as an experimental or trial undertaking prior to full-scale operation or use:

    a pilot project.

Origin of pilot:

1520–30; earlier pylotte < MF pillotte < It pilota, dissimilated var. of pedota < MGk *pēdṓtēs steersman = Gk pēd(á) rudder (pl. of pēdón oar) +-ōtēs agent suffix

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pilot, airplane pilot(noun)

    someone who is licensed to operate an aircraft in flight

  2. pilot(noun)

    a person qualified to guide ships through difficult waters going into or out of a harbor

  3. pilot program, pilot film, pilot(noun)

    a program exemplifying a contemplated series; intended to attract sponsors

  4. original, archetype, pilot(noun)

    something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies

    "this painting is a copy of the original"

  5. pilot burner, pilot light, pilot(noun)

    small auxiliary gas burner that provides a flame to ignite a larger gas burner

  6. fender, buffer, cowcatcher, pilot(verb)

    an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track

  7. fly, aviate, pilot(verb)

    operate an airplane

    "The pilot flew to Cuba"

  8. navigate, pilot(verb)

    act as the navigator in a car, plane, or vessel and plan, direct, plot the path and position of the conveyance

    "Is anyone volunteering to navigate during the trip?"; "Who was navigating the ship during the accident?"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. pilot(noun)ˈpaɪ lət

    sb who flies a plane

    The pilot announced we were landing.

  2. pilotˈpaɪ lət

    the first show of a TV series shown to decide if the audience likes it

    The pilot was unsuccessful.

  3. pilot(verb)ˈpaɪ lət

    to try a new idea to find out if users like it

    The school is piloting its new web-based program.

  4. pilotˈpaɪ lət

    to fly a plane

    The man piloting the plane had a heart attack.

Wiktionary

  1. pilot(Noun)

    A person who steers a ship, a helmsman.

  2. pilot(Noun)

    A person who knows well the depths and currents of a harbor or coastal area, who is hired by a vessel to help navigate the harbor or coast.

  3. pilot(Noun)

    A guide or escort through an unknown or dangerous area.

  4. pilot(Noun)

    A person who is in charge of the controls of an aircraft.

  5. pilot(Noun)

    A sample episode of a proposed TV series

  6. pilot(Noun)

    A cowcatcher.

  7. pilot(Noun)

    A pilot light.

  8. pilot(Verb)

    To control (an aircraft or watercraft).

  9. pilot(Verb)

    To guide (a vessel) through coastal waters.

  10. pilot(Verb)

    To test or have a preliminary trial of (an idea, a new product, etc.)

  11. pilot(Adjective)

    Made or used as a test or demonstration of capability. (pilot run, pilot plant)

  12. pilot(Adjective)

    Used to control or activate another device.

  13. pilot(Adjective)

    Used to indicate operation ("pilot lamp")

  14. Origin: From pilot, pillot, from piloto, from pillottus; perhaps ultimately from πηδόν , hence also Ancient and Modern Greek πηδάλιον (pēdalion), "rudder" .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pilot(noun)

    one employed to steer a vessel; a helmsman; a steersman

  2. Pilot(noun)

    specifically, a person duly qualified, and licensed by authority, to conduct vessels into and out of a port, or in certain waters, for a fixed rate of fees

  3. Pilot(noun)

    figuratively: A guide; a director of another through a difficult or unknown course

  4. Pilot(noun)

    an instrument for detecting the compass error

  5. Pilot(noun)

    the cowcatcher of a locomotive

  6. Pilot(verb)

    to direct the course of, as of a ship, where navigation is dangerous

  7. Pilot(verb)

    figuratively: To guide, as through dangers or difficulties

Freebase

  1. PILOT

    Programmed Instruction, Learning, Or Teaching is a simple historic programming language developed in the 1960s. Like its younger sibling LOGO, it was an early foray into the technology of computer assisted instruction.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. pilot

    A rough overlay to a map made by the pilot of a photographic reconnaissance aircraft during or immediately after a sortie. It shows the location, direction, number, and order of photographic runs made, together with the camera(s) used on each run.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PILOT' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3123

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PILOT' in Nouns Frequency: #1066


Translations for PILOT

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

pilot(noun)

a person who flies an aeroplane

The pilot and crew were all killed in the air crash.

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