Definitions

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

  • noun A place where aircraft 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.

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

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

Etymologies

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air +‎ port

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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