Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An airport or airfield.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A flying-machine supported by aëroplanes and having a motor and a rudder for navigating the air; specifically, a machine of this kind invented and named by S. P. Langley.
  • noun A course for testing or practising with aëroplanes or other flying-machines.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A shed for housing an airship or aëroplane.
  • noun A ground or field, esp. one equipped with housing and other facilities, used for flying purposes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An airfield:

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

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

Etymologies

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From aero-, by analogy with hippodrome ("horse racecourse"), from Ancient Greek.

Examples

  • The location proves the point somewhat, stuck out there in aerodrome country and the Salisbury Plain.

    Landmark Firs

  • The aerodrome was a grass field of about five hundred acres that had been laid out for training in the last war and not much used since; it was grazed by sheep and the farmer had the one small hangar full of haymaking machinery and stuff of that sort.

    The Rainbow and the Rose

  • Buxton is a little place in north Tasmania where the aerodrome is a grass field with no runways.

    The Rainbow and the Rose

  • He knew that the aerodrome was the home of a training school of some sort.

    What Happened to the Corbetts

  • He knew that the aerodrome was the home of a training school of some sort.

    What Happened to the Corbetts

  • They arrived at Vert Galand aerodrome, which is situated eleven miles north of Amiens on the

    The War in the Air; Vol. 1 The Part played in the Great War by the Royal Air Force

  • It says it is not subject to the municipality's rules because it is building an aerodrome, which is regulated by Transport Canada.

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • The aerodrome, which is on land at Winspurs Farm and run by Chris Gurney, currently has a temporary permission.

    EDP24 News

  • The aerodrome, which is on land at Winspurs Farm and run by Chris Gurney, currently has a temporary permission.

    EDP24 News

  • Directly north of the aerodrome is a sports field but north of that is a large scale quarry and associated concrete products manufacturing. (and a prison).

    RealClimate

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