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. Amirali Hajizadeh:

    An aircraft carrier that has at least 40 to 50 planes on it and 6,000 forces gathered within it was a serious threat for us in the past but now it is a target and the threats have switched to opportunities, if (the Americans) make a move, we will hit them in the head.

  2. Jason Chua:

    Personalization is something consumers expect universally. They can tailor anything from their phone to a coffee order to a loan online, airlines are responding to that desire for customization, but right now there are significant limitations to bringing a similar level of choice to commercial air travel -- even the smallest change in an aircraft cabin can take anywhere from seven to 10 years.

  3. Martin Dolan:

    It's not going to be a pristine aircraft, but for our purposes, we expect that the aircraft remains will be in satisfactory condition.

  4. United Airlines:

    Air Wisconsin Flight 3833 operating as United Express from Charlottesville, Va. to Washington Dulles International encountered turbulence because of high winds, a few customers onboard the regional jet became ill as the aircraft was preparing to land. The aircraft landed safely and taxied to its gate. No customers required medical attention because of the turbulence.

  5. Alan Joyce:

    In doing so, we need to re-imagine the whole travel experience. Is there a new class that’s needed on the aircraft ? What are the out-there ideas that could apply to this and really change air travel for the future ? and nothing, nothing is off the table.

Images & Illustrations of aircraft

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