What does Aircraft mean?

Definitions for Aircraft
ˈɛərˌkræft, -ˌkrɑftair·craft

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aircraftnoun

    a vehicle that can fly

GCIDE

  1. Aircraftn. sing. & pl.

    Any vehicle, such as an airplane, helicopter, balloon, etc., for floating in, or flying through, the air.

Wiktionary

  1. aircraftnoun

    A vehicle capable of atmospheric flight due to interaction with the air, such as buoyancy or lift.

  2. Etymology: From air + craft.

Wikipedia

  1. Aircraft

    An aircraft is a vehicle that is able to fly by gaining support from the air. It counters the force of gravity by using either static lift or by using the dynamic lift of an airfoil, or in a few cases the downward thrust from jet engines. Common examples of aircraft include airplanes, helicopters, airships (including blimps), gliders, paramotors, and hot air balloons.The human activity that surrounds aircraft is called aviation. The science of aviation, including designing and building aircraft, is called aeronautics. Crewed aircraft are flown by an onboard pilot, but unmanned aerial vehicles may be remotely controlled or self-controlled by onboard computers. Aircraft may be classified by different criteria, such as lift type, aircraft propulsion, usage and others.

ChatGPT

  1. aircraft

    An aircraft is a vehicle that is designed to travel through the air or atmosphere without direct contact with the ground. It is propelled by at least one engine that provides the necessary thrust and lift for flight. Different types of aircraft include airplanes, helicopters, gliders, airships, hot air balloons, and drones.

Wikidata

  1. Aircraft

    An aircraft is a machine that is able to fly by gaining support from the air, or, in general, the atmosphere of a planet. It counters the force of gravity by using either static lift or by using the dynamic lift of an airfoil, or in a few cases the downward thrust from jet engines. The human activity that surrounds aircraft is called aviation. Crewed aircraft are flown by an onboard pilot, but unmanned aerial vehicles may be remotely controlled or self-controlled by onboard computers. Aircraft may be classified by different criteria, such as lift type, propulsion, usage and others.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Aircraft

    A weight-carrying structure for navigation of the air that is supported either by its own buoyancy or by the dynamic action of the air against its surfaces. (Webster, 1973)

Editors Contribution

  1. aircraft

    A type of vehicle created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles.

    Aircraft vary in design and styles and are amazing to travel on.


    Submitted by MaryC on January 28, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Aircraft' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1648

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Aircraft' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2541

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Aircraft' in Nouns Frequency: #755

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Aircraft in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Aircraft in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Aircraft in a Sentence

  1. Swiss CEO Thomas Kluehr:

    It's a wonderful aircraft, so I think the chances are good, but I don't know when the final decision will be made.

  2. Warren Truss:

    This kind of work is obviously going to take some time although the number may help to identify the aircraft parts, assuming that's what they are, much more quickly than might otherwise be the case.

  3. Missy Cummings:

    With unmanned or even manned aircraft, it’s difficult to do any sort of tracking through thick vegetation. even in the CIA the technology is just not there to see through heavy growth.

  4. Chief Executive Alain Bellemare:

    Every time there's a new product coming to market, you have competitive pressure, you have people saying you have to discount the aircraft to get your fair share of the market.

  5. Captain Jon Weaks:

    We have to be able to trust Boeing to truthfully disclose the information we need to safely operate our aircraft. In the case of the 737 MAX, that absolutely did not happen.

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