Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A tract of leveled land where aircraft can take off and land, usually equipped with hard-surfaced landing strips, a control tower, hangars, aircraft maintenance and refueling facilities, and accommodations for passengers and cargo.
  • n. Such an installation in which the landing area is on water.

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  • n. An airfield (a place where airplanes can take off and land), including one or more runways and one or more passenger terminals.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an airfield equipped with control tower and hangars as well as accommodations for passengers and cargo

Etymologies

air +‎ port (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Across the highway and just south of the airport is the Hotel Vienna, an inexpensive but decent place to stay the night.

    late arrival at GDL.... hotel???

  • The Max line to the airport is a waste of money so why not close it and improve the bus services elsewhere and that includes the connections between North Portland and the Rivergate Industrial Park?

    Portland gangster hit in broad daylight (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • Obama administration officials in charge of the relief effort defended the decisions, noting the airport is the only major hub in Haiti.

    U.S. military boosts aid to quake-ravaged Haiti

  • Although the idea of a no-frills, soccer-only stadium somewhere out toward the Columbia River or the airport is a good one, an even better concept leaps out of this exchange -- a nonprofit team!

    Jack Bog's Blog: June 2009 Archives

  • Its introduction at the airport is a result of an alliance with American Airlines, giving JetBlue some of American's landing slots at the airport, while AA will get slots from JetBlue at New York JFK.

    Airport Check-in: Newspaper fight goes on at Raleigh-Durham

  • The 99-degree reading at the airport is the highest on record this late in the year and the hottest temperature ever recorded after Sept. 8.

    Heat records continue to fall in D.C. area

  • “Counter­terrorism in the airport is a show designed to make people feel better,” he said.

    The Things He Carried

  • The Guadalajara airport is about a 1 1/2 hours drive.

    Page 2

  • I have to arrive at the airport an hour before and the airport is an hour away.

    Leaving

  • I found the cheapest way to the airport is a truly great service called Airport Express.

    April 21st, 2007

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  • Greetings from JFK, where I'm enjoying free sessions of WiFi connection thanks to some weakness in the company's settings when connecting with an iPodium. (I think)

    July 14, 2008