- noun a power-driven aircraft kept buoyant by a body of gas (usually helium) which is lighter than air.
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airship — n. 1. 1 a steerable self propelled light than air aircraft. Syn: dirigible [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
airship — (n.) also air ship, 1888, from Ger. Luftschiff motor driver dirigible; see AIR (Cf. air) (n.1) + SHIP (Cf. ship) (n.) … Etymology dictionary
airship — ► NOUN ▪ a power driven aircraft kept buoyant by a body of gas (usually helium) which is lighter than air … English terms dictionary
airship — [er′ship΄] n. any self propelled aircraft that is lighter than air and can be steered; dirigible … English World dictionary
Airship — For other uses, see Airship (disambiguation). Dirigible redirects here. For the 1931 film, see Dirigible (film). Not to be confused with Balloon (aircraft) or Blimp. Airship … Wikipedia
airship — /air ship /, n. a self propelled, lighter than air aircraft with means of controlling the direction of flight; dirigible. Cf. blimp. [1810 20, for an earlier sense; AIR1 + SHIP] * * * or dirigible Lighter than air aircraft with steering and… … Universalium
Airship — (en français : « aéronef », « vaisseau volant ») était le terme utilisé à la fin du XIXe siècle et au début du XXe, principalement en Europe et en Amérique du Nord, pour désigner des phénomènes aériens non identifiés. Les … Wikipédia en Français
airship — Synonyms and related words: Graf Zeppelin, aerostat, ballonet, balloon, basket, blimp, car, catwalk, dirigible, dirigible balloon, envelope, gas chamber, gasbag, gondola, lighter than air craft, mooring harness, rigid airship, sandbag, semirigid… … Moby Thesaurus
airship — UK [ˈeə(r)ˌʃɪp] / US [ˈerˌʃɪp] noun [countable] Word forms airship : singular airship plural airships an aircraft without wings that is filled with gas and has an engine … English dictionary
airship — I airliner, airplane, airship (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. See aviation. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. dirigible, zeppelin, lighter than air craft; see balloon , plane 3 … English dictionary for students
airship — [[t]e͟ə(r)ʃɪp[/t]] airships N COUNT An airship is an aircraft that consists of a large balloon which is filled with gas and is powered by an engine. It has a section underneath for passengers … English dictionary