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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ All seemed normal and quiet at the aerodrome and the sun was beginning to set.
▪ First, find Crowfield aerodrome on the quarter mill - it isn't there!
▪ From its windows she could see for miles, across fields and trees to the aerodrome beyond.
▪ He watched as the lights of the aerodrome folded away into the distance.
▪ It seemed impossible that only a few hours before I had been happy in my cell at the aerodrome.
▪ The above-mentioned aerodromes are only two I have selected, but they could have been any of many in both countries.
▪ The main offerings of the Met service are TAFs for selected aerodromes and area forecasts.
▪ We passed the Porthreath disused aerodrome.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Aerodrome \A"["e]*ro*drome`\, n. [A["e]ro- + Gr. ? a running.] (A["e]ronautics)

  1. A shed for housing an airship or a["e]roplane.

  2. A ground or field, esp. one equipped with housing and other facilities, used for flying purposes. -- A`["e]r*o*drom"ic, a.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1902, from aero- on analogy of hippodrome. Earlier (1891) a name for a flying machine.


n. 1 An airfield: 2 # (context legal Australia Canada term of art English) Any area of land or water used for aircraft operation, regardless of facilities. 3 # An airfield used for managed aircraft operation, either military or civilian, having such facilities as are necessary for operation. 4 # (context British English) An airfield equipped with air traffic control facilities and hangars as well as accommodation for passengers and cargo; an airport. 5 (context obsolete English) A flying machine composed of aeroplanes. An aeroplane, particularly one constructed by or according to the design of and'''1911''', ''s:1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Aeronautics'', '''' — The term ''aeroplane'' is understood to apply to flat sustaining surfaces, but experiment indicates that arched surfaces are more efficient. S. P. Langley proposed the word ''aerodrome'', which seems the preferable term for apparatus with wing-line surfaces.


n. an airfield equipped with control tower and hangers as well as accommodations for passengers and cargo [syn: airport, airdrome]


An aerodrome or airdrome is a location from which aircraft flight operations take place, regardless of whether they involve air cargo, passengers, or neither. Aerodromes include small general aviation airfields, large commercial airports, and military airbases. The term airport may imply a certain stature (having satisfied certain certification criteria or regulatory requirements) that an aerodrome may not have achieved. That is to say, all airports are aerodromes, but not all aerodromes are airports. Usage of the term "aerodrome" remains more common in the UK and Commonwealth nations, and is conversely almost unknown in American English.

A water aerodrome is an area of open water used regularly by seaplanes or amphibious aircraft for landing and taking off.

According to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) an aerodrome is "A defined area on land or water (including any buildings, installations, and equipment) intended to be used either wholly or in part for the arrival, departure, and surface movement of aircraft."

Aerodrome (disambiguation)

Aerodrome is any place at which flight operations take place. In British English, it refers chiefly to a small airport or airfield.

Aerodrome or airdrome may refer to:

  • The Aerodrome (nightclub), a former nightclub in Schenectady, New York
  • Terminal aerodrome forecast, an international format for reporting aviation weather forecast information
  • Langley Aerodrome, a pioneering but unsuccessful series of powered flying machines designed at the close of the 19th century by Smithsonian Institution Secretary Samuel Langley
  • Various heavier-than-air flying machines, including those built by the Canadian Aerial Experiment Association
  • An ice-skating rink in Houston, Texas
  • Airdrome, Richard and Maurice McDonald's first food venture, a hot-dog stand in Monrovia, California, before moving the entire building to San Bernardino in 1940 and renaming it McDonald's
  • Aerodrome, the title of a World War I aviation miniatures series
  • The Aerodrome, a 1941 novel by Rex Warner
  • The word is also used in several countries for routine aviation weather forecasting

Usage examples of "aerodrome".

The duty of affording fighter protection to the naval forces holding Malta should have priority over the use of the aerodromes by bombers engaged in attacking Tripoli.

Flight Subaltern Smith to his first duty station at Thimblerig Aerodrome in Augusta, Georgia.

This will entail preparing adequate runways, homing devices, and possibly fog-clearing gear on the aerodromes, and de-icing and blind-landing equipment, etc.

Aerodrome they reached Stanley Park, an unruined peninsula several miles around, which had, thank God, been forked over to Protocol and kept much as it had always been, with the same Douglas firs and mossy red cedars that had been growing there forever.

Katya stood beside her biplane, watching Leonid walk to his Yak-9 in his flight suit, watched him take off to fly his shift of patrol duty over the aerodrome.

Everybody at Hartley aerodrome was deeply interested in Love, except perhaps the Adjutant and Flight Officer Stevens, and one or two others more than twenty-five years old.

She very soon discovered P for Percy at an aerodrome in Essex, and later in the night she found that M for Mother had been wrecked in a field near Dover, the crew having baled out of the disabled aircraft as soon as they were over land.

It would probably be quite all right provided that the ground was hard, but on a strange aerodrome in April would the ground be hard ?

Dobbie sat staring out of the window at the wide reaches of the aerodrome, thoughtful.

Her duty that night was in the control office on the aerodrome, supervising the signallers and keeping track of the machines as the reports came in, marking them up upon the blackboard for the duty control officer to see, searching the country by telephone for the missing.

Soon there were several aircraft making circuits of the aerodrome, winking their identification letters, waiting their signal to land.

Will you give me a green when the aerodrome is clear, give me a green when the aerodrome is clear.

Outside the Chance lights blazed out from the lee boundaries of the aerodrome, so that everything was as bright as day.

Presently, feeling some slight stir of Service decency and aerodrome behaviour, they disentangled and drove on round the runway.

He stood beside the museum Avro on the aerodrome of San Remo at dusk on the Sunday evening, and watched the kidnapping cortege coming towards him across the field with genuine admiration.