Definitions for PILOTˈpaɪ lət
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a person qualified to operate an airplane, balloon, or other aircraft.
a person qualified to steer ships into or out of a harbor or through certain difficult waters.
a person who steers a ship.
a guide or leader.
Ref: pilot light (def. 1). 1
a guide for positioning two adjacent machine parts, often consisting of a projection on one part fitting into a recess in the other.
a filmed or taped television program serving to introduce a possible new series.
a preliminary or experimental trial or test.
Category: Common Vocabulary
(v.t.)to act as pilot on, in, or over.
to lead or guide, as through unknown places or intricate affairs.
(adj.)serving as a guide.
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
pilot, airplane pilot(noun)
someone who is licensed to operate an aircraft in flight
a person qualified to guide ships through difficult waters going into or out of a harbor
pilot program, pilot film, pilot(noun)
a program exemplifying a contemplated series; intended to attract sponsors
original, archetype, pilot(noun)
something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies
"this painting is a copy of the original"
pilot burner, pilot light, pilot(noun)
small auxiliary gas burner that provides a flame to ignite a larger gas burner
fender, buffer, cowcatcher, pilot(verb)
an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track
fly, aviate, pilot(verb)
operate an airplane
"The pilot flew to Cuba"
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
sb who flies a plane
The pilot announced we were landing.
the first show of a TV series shown to decide if the audience likes it
The pilot was unsuccessful.
to try a new idea to find out if users like it
The school is piloting its new web-based program.
to fly a plane
The man piloting the plane had a heart attack.
A person who steers a ship, a helmsman.
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.
A guide or escort through an unknown or dangerous area.
A person who is in charge of the controls of an aircraft.
A sample episode of a proposed TV series
A pilot light.
To control (an aircraft or watercraft).
To guide (a vessel) through coastal waters.
To test or have a preliminary trial of (an idea, a new product, etc.)
Made or used as a test or demonstration of capability. (pilot run, pilot plant)
Used to control or activate another device.
Used to indicate operation ("pilot lamp")
Origin: From pilot, pillot, from piloto, from pillottus; perhaps ultimately from πηδόν , hence also Ancient and Modern Greek πηδάλιον (pēdalion), "rudder" .
one employed to steer a vessel; a helmsman; a steersman
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
figuratively: A guide; a director of another through a difficult or unknown course
an instrument for detecting the compass error
the cowcatcher of a locomotive
to direct the course of, as of a ship, where navigation is dangerous
figuratively: To guide, as through dangers or difficulties
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
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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'PILOT' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3123
Rank popularity for the word 'PILOT' in Nouns Frequency: #1066
Translations for PILOT
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a person who flies an aeroplane
The pilot and crew were all killed in the air crash.
- pilotoPortuguese (BR)
- der/die Pilot(in)German
- טַייָס, טַייֶסֶתHebrew
- विमान चालकHindi
- 비행기 조종사Korean
- lakūnas, pilotasLithuanian
- pilots; lidotājsLatvian
- pilot, flygerNorwegian
- ماڼو، بيړۍ وزان، جاله وان، پيلوټ، دالوتكې چلوونكى، جازوان، لارښوونكى، لارښودPashto
- 飛機駕駛員Chinese (Trad.)
- пілот; льотчикUkrainian
- جہاز چلانے والا، ہوا بازUrdu
- phi côngVietnamese
- 飞机驾驶员Chinese (Simp.)
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