airport

1 [air-pawrt, -pohrt]
noun
a tract of land or water with facilities for the landing, takeoff, shelter, supply, and repair of aircraft, especially one used for receiving or discharging passengers and cargo at regularly scheduled times.

Origin:
1915–20; air1 + port1, on the model of seaport

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airport

2 [air-pawrt, -pohrt]
noun Nautical.
a porthole designed to be opened to the outside air.

Origin:
1780–90; air1 + port4

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airport (ˈɛəˌpɔːt)
 
n
a landing and taking-off area for civil aircraft, usually with surfaced runways and aircraft maintenance and passenger facilities

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airport
1919, from air (1) + port. First ref. is to Bader Field, outside Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S., which opened in 1910.
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Generally, these meetings are held in a conference room at an airport hotel.
Casual comments on the way to the airport inevitably find their way back to the
  search committee.
New airport x-ray sees through clothes without revealing details.
You're outside the airport now, waiting impatiently for a cab along with dozens
  of other people.
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