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.

    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  

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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. Saab India:

    We already have a Make in India plan for our aircraft, we have all the designs for a factory ... how it would look like and how the flow of products would work, and we have also prepared for sub-contractors being in the same area.

  2. Acting CEO Benyamin:

    If there are reasonable and keen buyers for those aircraft, we may sell the slots.

  3. Gerry Laderman:

    Current oil prices are not driving those decisions for us or any other major airline, i would say that is really not a factor in decisions on retaining aircraft or ordering new aircraft.

  4. Virgin Atlantic spokeswoman Lisette Kwong:

    All customers have disembarked the aircraft and our teams are working hard to get our customers on their way as soon as possible, safety is our number one priority and we would like to apologize for the delay and any inconvenience caused.

  5. Gary Ross:

    We urge China to reaffirm that it has no plans to deploy or rotate military aircraft at its outposts in the Spratlys, in keeping with China's prior assurances.

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