Definitions for PILOTˈpaɪ lət

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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?"

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  1. Pilot(n.)

    (Television) a filmed or taped episode of a proposed television series, produced as an example of the series. It may be shown only to those television broadcast executives who may decide whether to buy the rights to the series, or aired to test viewer reaction or to interest sponsors. Also called pilot film or pilot tape.

  2. Pilot(n.)

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  3. Origin: [F. pilote, prob. from D. peillood plummet, sounding lead; peilen, pegelen, to sound, measure (fr. D. & G. peil, pegel, a sort of measure, water mark) + lood lead, akin to E. lead. The pilot, then, is the lead man, i. e., he who throws the lead. See Pail, and Lead a metal.]

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  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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

  8. Origin: [F. pilote, prob. from D. peillood plummet, sounding lead; peilen, pegelen, to sound, measure (fr. D. & G. peil, pegel, a sort of measure, water mark) + lood lead, akin to E. lead. The pilot, then, is the lead man, i. e., he who throws the lead. See Pail, and Lead a metal.]

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  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 TermsRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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


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