Meaning of AIRPORT in English

air ‧ port S3 W3 /ˈeəpɔːt $ ˈerpɔːrt/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

a place where planes take off and land, with buildings for passengers to wait in ⇨ airfield :

The plane landed at Heathrow Airport.

Her family went to see her off at the airport.

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▪ terminal a big building where people wait to get onto planes:

The airline uses terminal 4.


Smoking is prohibited inside the terminal building.

▪ runway a long hard surface on which aircraft land and take off:

The plane was taxiing along the runway.

▪ the tarmac an area covered with tarmac outside airport buildings:

He stepped off the plane onto the tarmac.

▪ check-in (desk) a place where you report your arrival at an airport

▪ departure lounge the place where you wait until your plane is ready to leave

▪ departure gate the place you go through to get on your plane:

Will passengers for flight BA670 please go to the departure gate.

▪ baggage reclaim ( also baggage claim ) American English the place where you collect your cases and bags after a flight

▪ immigration the place where officials check the documents of everyone entering the country:

Be prepared for long queues at immigration.

▪ customs the place where your bags are checked for illegal goods when you enter a country:

We had our bags checked at customs.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.