a level area, usually equipped with hard-surfaced runways, on which airplanes take off and land.

Origin of airfield

First recorded in 1930–35; air1 + field Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of airfield

  • "You better be thinking about locating that airfield," Stan answered.

  • Jesperson greeted him at the airfield, and they rode home together.

    Starman's Quest

    Robert Silverberg

  • Would Sally like a look at the airfield, the palms, and the sea from the air?

  • He said goodby to the boy outside and got into his car for the drive back to the airfield.

    The Final Figure

    Samuel Kimball Merwin

  • This was not an airfield, just a place to stay until we got a base and planes.

British Dictionary definitions for airfield



a landing and taking-off area for aircraft, usually with permanent buildings
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