airport (n.1)

also air port, "facility for commercial air transport," used regularly from 1919 (used once, by Alberto Santos-Dumont, in reference to airships, in 1902), from air (n.1) meaning "aircraft" + port (n.1). First reference is to Bader Field, outside Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S., which opened in 1910. An older word for such a thing was aerodrome.

updated on December 03, 2019

Definitions of airport from WordNet

airport (n.)
an airfield equipped with control tower and hangars as well as accommodations for passengers and cargo;
Synonyms: airdrome / aerodrome / drome
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