American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A self-propelled lighter-than-air craft with directional control surfaces. Also called dirigible.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A buoyant balloon provided with a motor, propellers, and rudders, so that it can navigate the air under the control of an aëronaut; a dirigible balloon. Such balloons are made in various elongated, more or less cigar-shaped, forms and have successfully traversed long distances under good control. The first notably successful experiments with the dirigible balloon were made by Renard, in France, 1884–85; he attained a velocity of 14 miles an hour and was able (as a rule) to return to his starting-point. In 1900 Count Zeppelin made short voyages over Lake Constance in a dirigible of his own design, which has been remodeled and improved until in 1909 it made voyages of several hundred miles. Other successful experimenters have been Santos-Dumont, whose air-ships (successive models) accomplished notable results in 1900 and 1901, Lebaudy in France, Gross and Parseval in Germany, and Thomas S. Baldwin in the United States.
- n. A lighter-than-air aircraft that can be propelled forward through the air as well as steered.
- n. informal Any aircraft.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a steerable self-propelled light-than-air aircraft.
- v. transport (cargo) by air
- n. a steerable self-propelled aircraft
“But an airship from the warlike kingdom of Tolmekia comes crashing into the Valley with a mysterious and deadly cargo.”
“An airship is any lighter-than-air craft, including blimps, dirigibles and zeppelins.”
“For us, the airship is for commercial transport, and for bringing the Empire together.”
“Of course we have cold supper, and before retiring you can have your glass of whiskey; so that the whole life on board an airship is a perfectly straight, normal life.”
“The airship is better suited for these long flights over water than the heavier than-air craft, the aeroplane or seaplane; therefore they plan a second series or system of routes joining the Empire together with the airships that are being built.”
“As soon as Lennart's airship is ready, Hugo is going to travel in it in order to explore what is still left of this globe to be discovered.”
“The Vixen, if that is what they call their airship, never showed up until a few days ago.”
“Bleriot may well have been the first to cross the Channel, but just two months before his flight newspapers had suggested that the Channel had been crossed secretly, and at night, by a far more sinister aircraft - the German Zeppelin airship.”
“Aft of the habitable part of the airship was the magazine of explosives, coming near the middle of its length.”
“The airship was an earthly invention with no outer-space connection.”
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