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Airplane, Aeroplane, Plane, Lexicon and Taxonomy

A noun:
1 airplane, aeroplane, plane
an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"

Category Tree:
entity: that which is perceived or known or inferred to have its own distinct existence (living or nonliving)
object; physical object: a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"
artifact; artefact: a man-made object taken as a whole
instrumentality: an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end; instrumentation: the act of providing or using the instruments needed for some implementation
conveyance: the act of transporting something from one location to another; transport: the commercial enterprise of transporting goods and materials
vehicle: a conveyance that transports people or objects
craft: the skilled practice of a practical occupation; "he learned his trade as an apprentice"
aircraft: a vehicle that can fly
heavier-than-air craft: a non-buoyant aircraft that requires a source of power to hold it aloft and to propel it

airplane, aeroplane

hangar queen: an airplane with a bad maintenance record
fighter; fighter aircraft; attack aircraft: a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the air
stealth fighter: a fighter that is difficult to detect by radar; is built for precise targeting and uses laser-guided bombs
kamikaze: a fighter plane used for suicide missions by Japanese pilots in World War II
interceptor: a fast maneuverable fighter plane designed to intercept enemy aircraft
bomber: a military aircraft that drops bombs during flight
stealth bomber: a bomber that is difficult to detect by radar
dive bomber: a bomber that releases its bombs during a steep dive toward the target
martin b-26 marauder: United States military aircraft; B- stands for bomber
biplane: old fashioned airplane; has two wings one above the other
amphibian: cold-blooded vertebrate typically living on land but breeding in water; aquatic larvae undergo metamorphosis into adult form; amphibious aircraft: an airplane designed to take off and land on water
airliner: a commercial airplane that carries passengers
widebody aircraft; wide-body aircraft; wide-body; twin-aisle airplane: a commercial airliner with two aisles
narrowbody aircraft; narrow-body aircraft; narrow-body: a commercial airliner with a single aisle
airbus: a subsonic jet airliner operated over short distances


1) airplane, aeroplane, plane: an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"
2) plane, sheet: (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape; "we will refer to the plane of the graph as the X-Y plane"; "any line joining two points on a plane lies wholly on that plane"
3) plane: a level of existence or development; "he lived on a worldly plane"
4) plane, planer, planing machine: a power tool for smoothing or shaping wood
5) plane, carpenter's plane, woodworking plane: a carpenter's hand tool with an adjustable blade for smoothing or shaping wood; "the cabinetmaker used a plane for the finish work"


1) plane, shave: cut or remove with or as if with a plane; "The machine shaved off fine layers from the piece of wood"
2) plane, skim: travel on the surface of water
3) plane: make even or smooth, with or as with a carpenter's plane; "plane the top of the door"


1) flat, level, plane: having a horizontal surface in which no part is higher or lower than another; "a flat desk"; "acres of level farmland"; "a plane surface"


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