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Princeton's WordNet

  1. airfield, landing field, flying field, fieldnoun

    a place where planes take off and land


  1. airfieldnoun

    A place where airplanes can take off and land but unlike an airport must not necessarily have terminals or paved runways.


  1. airfield

    An aerodrome (Commonwealth English) or airdrome (American English) is a location from which aircraft flight operations take place, regardless of whether they involve air cargo, passengers, or neither, and regardless of whether it is for public or private use. Aerodromes include small general aviation airfields, large commercial airports, and military air bases. The term airport may imply a certain stature (having satisfied certain certification criteria or regulatory requirements) that not all aerodromes may have achieved. That means that all airports are aerodromes, but not all aerodromes are airports. Usage of the term "aerodrome" remains more common in Ireland and Commonwealth nations, and is conversely almost unknown in American English, where the term "airport" is applied almost exclusively. A water aerodrome is an area of open water used regularly by seaplanes, floatplanes or amphibious aircraft for landing and taking off. In formal terminology, as defined by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), an aerodrome is "a defined area on land or water (including any buildings, installations, and equipment) intended to be used either wholly or in part for the arrival, departure, and surface movement of aircraft."


  1. airfield

    An airfield is a large open area where aircraft can take off and land, often consisting of a runway, taxiways, hangars, control tower, and support facilities for passengers, crew, and aircraft maintenance and refueling. It can be used for both commercial and military purposes. Some airfields are smaller and located in remote areas, while others are part of larger airports, often serving private or chartered flights.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. airfield

    An area prepared for the accommodation (including any buildings, installations, and equipment), landing, and takeoff of aircraft. See also alternate airfield; departure airfield; landing area; landing point; landing site; main airfield; redeployment airfield.

Editors Contribution

  1. airfield

    A type of specialized place for aircraft to takeoff and land with the support services and space.

    The regional airfield has a beautiful location for aircraft.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 16, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of airfield in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of airfield in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of airfield in a Sentence

  1. Stuart Scheller:

    I'm not saying we need to be in Afghanistan forever, but I am saying, did any of you throw your rank on the table and say, ‘Hey, it’s a bad idea to evacuate Bagram Airfield, a strategic airbase, before we evacuate everyone’? did anyone do that? And when you didn’t think to do that, did anyone raise their hand and say, ‘We completely messed this up’?

  2. The Russian defense ministry:

    Around 3:20 p.m., several aviation munitions detonated on the territory of the airfield' Saki' near the settlement of Novofedorivka.

  3. George Steinmetz:

    If you're not using an airfield, and you take off early in the morning, by the time they figure out what's going on you've landed and you're gone.

  4. Jon Parker:

    Once drones are sighted over an airfield the authorities have no option but to suspend all flights. If they didn't and it led to a disaster then they would be slated, we've seen nothing on this scale before although Manchester Airport did suspend all flights for a short time back in 2017 after a drone was seen.

  5. Douglas Barrie:

    They are looking for greater distance and accuracy, they can still miss by hundreds of meters, but that doesn't rule out firing against a city or a very large airfield.

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