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. Jerry Kiffer:

    We consider the aircraft unstable.

  2. Qatar Chief Executive Akbar al-Baker:

    I am sure that the aircraft will get back into the skies soon and that Boeing will get to the bottom of what happened and if there is something technical wrong that they will find a fix for it.

  3. Chris Goater:

    We are not aware of an IATA rule concerning the weighing of passengers and their hand luggage prior to flight, all airlines have policies in place for load calculations, weight and balance of their aircraft. These policies in turn are subject to the rules and regulations of their national aviation regulator.

  4. President Trump:

    We are sending an armada. Very powerful, we have submarines. Very powerful. Far more powerful than the aircraft carrier. That, I can tell you.

  5. Rob Watts:

    Jet has no aircraft operating and every day it keeps building and building liabilities, it would need a gigantic injection of capital to restore it, probably to the extent that at this point it's better starting over.

Images & Illustrations of aircraft

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