Definitions

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

  • noun A self-propelled lighter-than-air craft with directional control surfaces.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

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

  • noun a steerable self-propelled light-than-air aircraft.

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

  • noun A lighter-than-air aircraft that can be propelled forward through the air as well as steered.
  • noun informal Any aircraft.

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

  • verb transport (cargo) by air
  • noun a steerable self-propelled aircraft

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Examples

  • But an airship from the warlike kingdom of Tolmekia comes crashing into the Valley with a mysterious and deadly cargo.

    Movie Review: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

  • An airship is any lighter-than-air craft, including blimps, dirigibles and zeppelins.

    USATODAY.com - Rare air above the Super Bowl

  • 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 Shuttle of Empire—The Airship

  • For us, the airship is for commercial transport, and for bringing the Empire together.

    The Shuttle of Empire—The Airship

  • 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.

    The Development of Aviation Within the Empire

  • 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 Girl from the Marsh Croft

  • "The Vixen, if that is what they call their airship, never showed up until a few days ago.

    Boy Scouts in an Airship; or, the Warning from the Sky

  • 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.

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  • 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.

    The phantom airships of 1909

  • Aft of the habitable part of the airship was the magazine of explosives, coming near the middle of its length.

    The War in the Air

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