- a tract of land or water with facilities for the landing, takeoff, shelter, supply, and repair of aircraft, especially one used for receiving or discharging passengers and cargo at regularly scheduled times.
Origin of airport1
- a porthole designed to be opened to the outside air.
Origin of airport2
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Examples from the Web for airport
It opens with Huckabee's dramatic recollection of going through security at the airport.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!
January 8, 2015
That apparently includes some members of the management of the airport itself and some air traffic controllers.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501
January 6, 2015
Her travel clique has been known to arrive at an airport, bags packed, passport-in-hand, within hours of spotting a deal.‘We Out Here’: Inside the New Black Travel Movement
January 4, 2015
Tim Russert and I are driving back to the Albany airport after taking our kids to the baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.Mario Cuomo, Always Moving Us Toward the Light
January 4, 2015
Antoine, a 40-year-old DJ who works at the airport, says he fears for his children if the police stop doing their jobs.Ground Zero of the NYPD Slowdown
January 1, 2015
Hart met me at the airport and greeted me like a long-lost brother.
Every airport in the land has been on the lookout for you all night.
It had the name of the airport painted on the side in large letters.Smugglers' Reef
They would be at the Grand Central airport in less than half an hour.
They rolled through Rubio to the airport, which was just beyond the city limits.
- a landing and taking-off area for civil aircraft, usually with surfaced runways and aircraft maintenance and passenger facilities
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Word Origin and History for airport
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