• WordNet 3.6
    • n airplane an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"
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  • Jean Kerr
    Jean Kerr
    “I feel about airplanes the way I feel about diets. It seems to me that they are wonderful things for other people to go on.”
  • Vladimir Nabokov
    “There are aphorisms that, like airplanes, stay up only while they are in motion.”
  • H. Ross Perot
    “If we did not have such a thing as an airplane today, we would probably create something the size of N.A.S.A. to make one.”
  • Burt Reynolds
    Burt Reynolds
    “My movies were the kind they show in prisons and airplanes, because nobody can leave.”


In literature:

Put their bodies with their airplane.
"Astounding Stories, March, 1931" by Various
It was totally unlike a terrestrial airplane.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1931" by Various
Their mouths are little nets which they drive through the air with the speed of airplanes.
"Under the Maples" by John Burroughs
From the north came an airplane.
"Astounding Stories, May, 1931" by Various
Show how the airplane is an evidence of progress.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
Hundreds of airplanes are disintegrated before they discover that the enemy is invulnerable.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930" by Various
We'll be cutting from the airplane in a moment now.
"Frigid Fracas" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
As a matter of fact, Towle had been employed by Ford until Ford cancelled airplane building.
"The First Airplane Diesel Engine: Packard Model DR-980 of 1928" by Robert B. Meyer
Of course, when the wind and weather permitted, there was always plenty of excitement among the airplane escadrilles.
"Air Service Boys Over The Enemy's Lines" by Charles Amory Beach
Learn to cook, to typewrite, or pilot an airplane as perfectly as possible, and your child will still have to learn all over again.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth

In news:

Back in January, Marcus Schrenker, an Indiana financier who was under investigation for fraud, so thoroughly screwed up his attempt to fake his own death by jumping out of an airplane, in so many ways, that we felt embarrassed for him.
We featured Lad Doctor's inspirational story in "Final Approach" in the October issue of Model Airplane News.
Myrt and her airplane in South Barrington, Illinois.
The noise was actually kind of funny — and on an airplane's loud speaker.
The Inverted Jenny, or Jenny Invert , depicts the GN-14 airplane, and its border was printed upside down.
Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel lay flat on his back in the fourth quarter, staring up at the sky, where just a few hours earlier an airplane towed a banner calling for him to be benched.
An elite team of scientists and pilots will carry out one of the most dangerous experiments in the history of aviation: crashing an unmanned airplane to gather data on survivability.
A bomb squad sweep of a Delta Airlines airplane recalled to JFK Airport tonight proved negative, officials said.
The Hyperloop would be three or four times faster than a bullet train, Musk said, and twice as fast as an airplane.
Comac president He Dongfeng (left) and Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Jim Albaugh seal the companies' first collaboration deal in Beijing.
As a non-pilot I have rarely found myself in the cockpit of a jet airplane in flight.
American Airlines said Friday it is installing secondary locking devices as a preventive measure to secure the passenger seats on 49 of its Boeing 767 airplanes.
President Juvenal Habyarimana of Rwanda, who was reported killed yesterday when his airplane crashed while returning from a conference of African leaders, assumed power over the small Central African country 21 years ago.
As airplane cabins get more cramped, discomfort climbs.
A pilot from Killdeer is dead after he crashed a twin engine airplane this morning near San Marcos, Texas.

In science:

After several technical problems (including a fatal failure during a vibration test in March 2000) and after several postponements, RHESSI was finally launched on the 5th of February 2002 using the Pegasus XL carrier rocket hanged under the L-1011 airplane.
Statistical Analysis of the Observable Data of Gamma-Ray Bursts
Once the necessary mechanical and electrical interfaces have been developed and tested, the airplane will be deployed approximately monthly for under flights of the ISS at night.
Summary Report of JEM-EUSO Workshop at KICP in Chicago
It was suggested that a criterion be used as to whether you might say the utterance in conversation with a stranger seated next to you on an airplane.
Lessons from a Restricted Turing Test
What about “Is there much crime in Washington?” Undoubtedly acceptable. “Are there any dogs in Washington?” An odd question for an airplane conversation. “Are there many dogs in Washington?” Sounds better. “Are there many marmosets in Washington?” Odd. “Are there many marmosets in the Washington zoo?” Okay again.
Lessons from a Restricted Turing Test
The engineer is typically interested in the flow characteristics near the boundaries of the fluid (boundary layers, airplane wings, pipes, turbines etc).
Hydrodynamic Turbulence: a 19th Century Problem with a challenge for the 21st Century