• WordNet 3.6
    • n airfield a place where planes take off and land
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In literature:

This was not an airfield, just a place to stay until we got a base and planes.
"The Biography of a Rabbit" by Roy Benson
A very light plane, intended for artillery-spotting, took off from the nearest airfield to Boulder Lake.
"Operation Terror" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Mr. Newton promised to have five cargo jets loaded and prepared for take-off from the construction company airfield.
"Tom Swift and The Visitor from Planet X" by Victor Appleton
It jolted and bumped over the tarmac, then lifted, and Joe saw that the island was nearly all airfield.
"Space Tug" by Murray Leinster
It was late afternoon when the Navy jet touched down on the Enterprises airfield.
"Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung" by Victor Appleton
MacDill Airfield, Fla., 209, 277.
"Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965" by Morris J. MacGregor Jr.
So squadron after squadron took off from the airfield, on courses which had certain things in common.
"Talents, Incorporated" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Recovery plants worked three shifts a day to pile up great mounds of the white crystals, which were hauled to the airfields by trains and trucks.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
The airfield passed below it.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
The Mahon jet headed back for its own tiny airfield.
"The Machine That Saved The World" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins

In news:

One American , two Afghans died in attack near airfield.
The US military has detained more than 200 Afghan teenagers who were captured in the war for about a year at a time at a military prison next to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, the United States has told the United Nations.
SIAULIAI, LITHUANIA: A Belgian Air Force F-16 flies over the Zokiniai airfield near Siauliai 29 March 2004.
A VistaJet Canadair CL-600-2B19 Challenger 850 aircraft is taxied at an airfield in Singapore ( TIM CHONG, REUTERS / November 27, 2012 ).
Family and friends gathered Saturday at Lawson Army Airfield to welcome home the 648th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade to Fort Benning.
Officials on Hunter Army Airfield showcased new aviation equipment today.
A suicide bomber targeted the second-largest US military airfield in the southern province of Kandahar just hours before Panetta visited it.
Scott Dennis is commander of Kandahar Airfield.
At Jalalabad Airfield, in eastern Afghanistan in the summer of 2006, a young intelligence analyst named Jacob Whittaker tried with great difficulty to understand exactly what he was hearing.
The wreckage of a plane that crashed Friday evening at the Knox County Regional Airport is seen to the left of the airfield and recovery crews.
Mrs Frye served in the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps at Merced Army Airfield in California.
A Goodyear -branded blimp crashed at an airfield in Reichelsheim, Germany, June 12, killing the pilot.
Academy officials say a T-53 Kadet 2 landing at the academy airfield around 5:30 pm Monday crashed into the hangar .
According to, these 10 airfields from across the United States, no matter how big or how small, are among the most harrowing to fly in and out of.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta salutes as he walks off of his plane after arriving at Kandahar Airfield in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Thursday, Dec 13, 2012.