pilot, airplane pilotnoun
someone who is licensed to operate an aircraft in flight
a person qualified to guide ships through difficult waters going into or out of a harbor
pilot program, pilot film, pilotnoun
a program exemplifying a contemplated series; intended to attract sponsors
original, archetype, pilotnoun
something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies
"this painting is a copy of the original"
pilot burner, pilot light, pilotnoun
small auxiliary gas burner that provides a flame to ignite a larger gas burner
fender, buffer, cowcatcher, pilotverb
an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track
fly, aviate, pilotverb
operate an airplane
"The pilot flew to Cuba"
act as the navigator in a car, plane, or vessel and plan, direct, plot the path and position of the conveyance
"Is anyone volunteering to navigate during the trip?"; "Who was navigating the ship during the accident?"
(Television) a filmed or taped episode of a proposed television series, produced as an example of the series. It may be shown only to those television broadcast executives who may decide whether to buy the rights to the series, or aired to test viewer reaction or to interest sponsors. Also called pilot film or pilot tape.
A person who steers a ship, a helmsman.
A person who knows well the depths and currents of a harbor or coastal area, who is hired by a vessel to help navigate the harbor or coast.
A guide or escort through an unknown or dangerous area.
A person who is in charge of the controls of an aircraft.
A sample episode of a proposed TV series
A pilot light.
To control (an aircraft or watercraft).
To guide (a vessel) through coastal waters.
To test or have a preliminary trial of (an idea, a new product, etc.)
Made or used as a test or demonstration of capability. (pilot run, pilot plant)
Used to control or activate another device.
Used to indicate operation ("pilot lamp")
Etymology: From pilot, pillot, from piloto, from pillottus; perhaps ultimately from πηδόν, hence also Ancient and Modern Greek πηδάλιον (pēdalion), "rudder".
one employed to steer a vessel; a helmsman; a steersman
specifically, a person duly qualified, and licensed by authority, to conduct vessels into and out of a port, or in certain waters, for a fixed rate of fees
figuratively: A guide; a director of another through a difficult or unknown course
an instrument for detecting the compass error
the cowcatcher of a locomotive
to direct the course of, as of a ship, where navigation is dangerous
figuratively: To guide, as through dangers or difficulties
Etymology: [F. pilote, prob. from D. peillood plummet, sounding lead; peilen, pegelen, to sound, measure (fr. D. & G. peil, pegel, a sort of measure, water mark) + lood lead, akin to E. lead. The pilot, then, is the lead man, i. e., he who throws the lead. See Pail, and Lead a metal.]
Programmed Instruction, Learning, Or Teaching is a simple historic programming language developed in the 1960s. Like its younger sibling LOGO, it was an early foray into the technology of computer assisted instruction.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pī′lut, n. the steersman of a ship: one who conducts ships in and out of a harbour, along a dangerous coast, &c.: a guide.—v.t. to conduct as a pilot: to direct through dangerous places.—ns. Pī′lotage, the skill of a pilot: the act of piloting: the fee or wages of pilots; Pī′lot-boat, a boat used by pilots for meeting or leaving ships; Pī′lot-cloth, a coarse, stout kind of cloth for overcoats; Pī′lot-en′gine, a locomotive engine sent on before a train to clear its way, as a pilot; Pī′lot-fish, a fish of the mackerel family, so called from its having been supposed to guide sharks to their prey; Pī′lot-flag, the flag hoisted at the fore by a vessel needing a pilot; Pī′lot-house, an enclosed place on deck to shelter the steering-gear and the pilot—also Wheel-house; Pī′lot-jack′et, a pea-jacket worn by seamen; Pī′lot-whale, the caaing-whale (q.v.). [Fr. pilote—Dut. piloot, from peilen, to sound, loot (Ger. loth, Eng. lead), a sounding-lead.]
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
A rough overlay to a map made by the pilot of a photographic reconnaissance aircraft during or immediately after a sortie. It shows the location, direction, number, and order of photographic runs made, together with the camera(s) used on each run.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
An experienced person charged with the ship's course near the coasts, into roads, rivers, &c., and through all intricate channels, in his own particular district.--Branch pilot. One who is duly authorized by the Trinity board to pilot ships of the largest draft.
A person with the accurate and specific ability, experience, knowledge, skills, training and qualifications to fly an aircraft.
The pilot was well trained and always flew safely.Submitted by MaryC on March 1, 2020
To use data, information, facts, research, statistics, technology and proof to confirm the ability, priority and capacity to create a specific plan, project, program, scheme, standard, legislation or specific outcome.
There are many pilot projects which are an intelligent idea to ensure they work efficiently and effectively and then are created on a regional or national level.Submitted by MaryC on March 15, 2020
Song lyrics by pilot -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by pilot on the Lyrics.com website.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'pilot' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3123
Rank popularity for the word 'pilot' in Nouns Frequency: #1066
The numerical value of pilot in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of pilot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
It's just a different set of situations, when a pilot wants to get a plane down, he wants to get it down and he could care less about the rubber on the wheels.
This unsafe and unprofessional air intercept has the potential to cause serious harm and injury to all aircrews involved, more importantly, the unsafe and unprofessional actions of a single pilot have the potential to unnecessarily escalate tensions between countries.
Ketamine is a well-tolerated drug and can help alleviate the symptoms of depression, with a pilot study suggesting that it could cut alcohol relapse rates by more than half, this trial will allow us to examine whether ketamine, combined with therapy, can indeed help people stay abstinent from alcohol.
When images of what appeared to be an aircraft wheel came through, you can imagine our surprise. It was only when experts investigated the images in more detail that we learnt there was a strong possibility it could be a British aircraft that served during World War Two, sadly, it appears the pilot and the crew of this particular aircraft were never able to complete their mission.
It's all dependent on the pilot.
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- قَائِد, طيار, طيارةArabic
- aviator, pilot, təyyarəçiAzerbaijani
- лётчык, піло́т, лётчыцаBelarusian
- loman, levierBreton
- pilot, pilotar, provarCatalan, Valencian
- кеманхо, пилотChechen
- Lotse, Pilot, Flugzeugführer, Flugzeugführerin, lotsen, führenGerman
- πηδαλιούχος, πιλοτικό επεισόδιο, πιλότος, χειριστής, κυβερνήτης, πλοηγός, πλοηγώ, κυβερνώGreek
- piloto, probar, pilotarSpanish
- pilotti-, merkki-, pilotti, luotsi, lentäjä, koe-, koejakso, ohjata, kokeilla, testata, luotsata, pilotoida, demonstroidaFinnish
- programme pilote, piloteFrench
- パイロット, 操縦士Japanese
- პილოტი, პილოტურიGeorgian
- 조종사, 파일럿Korean
- loods, pilot, piloot, vliegenierDutch
- pilot, losNorwegian
- pilot, pilotowaćPolish
- шту́рман, ло́цман, лётчица, пило́т, авиа́тор, лётчикRussian
- girdiNorthern Sami
- pilot, pilotavsnitt, styrman, lotsSwedish
- marubani, rubaniSwahili
- льо́тчик, льо́тчиця, піло́тUkrainian
- phi côngVietnamese
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