aeroplane

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈɛərəpleɪn/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈɛrəˌpleɪn/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ârə plān′)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
aer•o•plane /ˈɛrəˌpleɪn/USA pronunciation   n.  Brit.
  1. Aeronautics, British Terms airplane.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
aer•o•plane  (ârə plān′),USA pronunciation n. [Chiefly Brit.]
  1. Aeronautics, British Termsairplane.
  • Latin plānus; compare plain1), perh. by association with forme plane; apparently coined and first used by French sculptor and inventor Joseph Pline in 1855
  • French aéroplane, equivalent. to aéro- aero- + -plane, apparently feminine of plan flat, level (
  • 1870–75

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
aeroplane /ˈɛərəˌpleɪn/, US and Canadian airplane /ˈɛəˌpleɪn/ n
  1. a heavier-than-air powered flying vehicle with fixed wings
Etymology: 19th Century: from French aéroplane, from aero- + Greek -planos wandering, related to planet
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
air•plane /ˈɛrˌpleɪn/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Aeronauticsa heavier-than-air craft that has wings and is driven in flight by propellers or jet propulsion.
Also, esp. Brit., aeroplane.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
air•plane  (ârplān′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Aeronauticsa heavier-than-air aircraft kept aloft by the upward thrust exerted by the passing air on its fixed wings and driven by propellers, jet propulsion, etc.
  2. Aeronauticsany similar heavier-than-air aircraft, as a glider or helicopter.
Also,[esp. Brit.,] aeroplane. 
  • alteration of aeroplane, with air1 replacing aero- 1870–75, for an earlier sense

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