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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.

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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  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. Jennifer Gabris:

    Once on scene investigators will begin the process of documenting the scene and examining the aircraft, part of the investigation will be to request radar data, weather information, air traffic control communication, airplane maintenance records and the pilot's medical records.

  2. Vaughn Jennings:

    As aviation is a global industry ... it is critical that aircraft emissions standards continue to be agreed at the international level.

  3. Colin Bole:

    Airbus and Boeing have been pretty successful in brainwashing airlines to think they need larger aircraft.

  4. Hawk Carlisle:

    The F-35A will be the most dominant aircraft in our inventory because it can go where our legacy aircraft cannot and provide the capabilities our commanders need on the modern battlefield.

  5. Gen Marshall Webb:

    The need for Light Attack Aircraft is an excellent requirement for The Air Force.

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