enplane

[ en-pleyn ]
/ ɛnˈpleɪn /

verb (used without object), en·planed, en·plan·ing.

to board an airplane: We enplaned in New York at noon and arrived in Washington an hour later.

verb (used with object), en·planed, en·plan·ing.

to allow to board or put on board an airplane: We will be enplaning passengers shortly.

QUIZZES

DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
Question 1 of 10
decorum
Also emplane.

Origin of enplane

First recorded in 1940–45; en-1 + plane1

OTHER WORDS FROM enplane

en·plane·ment, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for enplaned

enplane
/ (ɛnˈpleɪn) /

verb

(intr) to board an aircraft
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012