1TTAa long specially prepared hard surface like a road on which aircraft land and take off
2American EnglishAPTa long narrow part of a stage that stretches out into the area where theaudience sits [= catwalk British English]
WORD FOCUS: plane WORD FOCUS: plane similar words:airplanealsoaeroplaneBritish English, aircraft planes that carry people:passenger plane, airliner, jumbo a military plane:warplane, bomber, fighter people on a plane:pilot, co-pilot, captain, flight crew, cabin crew, passenger, flight attendant, steward, air hostess the place where a plane lands or takes off:runway, the tarmac, airport, aerodromeBrE old-fashionedplane ➔ See alsoplaneWORD FOCUS: airport WORD FOCUS: airport what you do at the airport:When you arrive at the airport, you go into the terminalbuilding. You check in for your flight at thecheck-in desk. You show your passport at passport controland then go through security, where they check that you are not carrying any weapons. If you have time you can wait for your flight in the departure lounge. When your flight is called, you go through the departure gatein order to get onto the plane. The plane then takes off from the runway. After your plane has landed, you go to the baggage reclaim to collect your bags, then go throughcustomsandimmigration, where they check your passport and your bags. You then go out into the arrivalsarea. ➔ See alsoairport
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.