What does aircraft mean?

Definitions for aircraft
ˈɛərˌkræft, -ˌkrɑftair·craft

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aircraft(noun)

    a vehicle that can fly

GCIDE

  1. Aircraft(n. sing. & pl.)

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

Wiktionary

  1. aircraft(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From air + craft.

Freebase

  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  

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

How to pronounce aircraft?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say aircraft in sign language?

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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. Matthias Walther:

    (During) the soccer World Cup last year where we had about four million people watching the World Cup live onboard the aircraft, and that's the passenger side and what we're shooting for, what we're close to really delivering is the seamless travel process for the passenger, there's no difference between the experience that you have on the ground and the experience you have on the aircraft. And from an airline perspective it's a really interesting opportunity for them as it allows them to build and continue their relationship with the passengers that they have on the ground onboard the aircraft.

  2. Jeffrey Hogan:

    But really this aircraft is a monumental leap in capabilities for Afghan Air Force. It will allow The A-29s to do some overlap of those( Mi-35) missions and will do a lot better. It will also expand some other missions, which they currently can not execute.

  3. An Airbus spokesman:

    The situation was handled fully in accordance with procedures and the aircraft performed as designed.

  4. Airservices Australia:

    Air Traffic Control in Sydney are now processing arrivals. Aircraft are landing albeit a slower rate. Nil departures at this time.

  5. Tim Clark:

    We're still running the programme we signed for (in 2013), we've got aircraft coming in as you know, the Xs (777s) come in late-2018 and 2019. That's enough for the time being.

Images & Illustrations of aircraft

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