aviate
aviate aviate v. t. & i. 1. fly an airplane.

Syn: fly, pilot. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Aviate — A vi*ate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Aviated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Aviating}.] To fly, or navigate the air, in an a[ e]roplane or heavier than air flying machine. [Colloq.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aviate — intransitive verb ( ated; ating) Etymology: back formation from aviation Date: 1887 to navigate the air (as in an airplane) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • aviate — /ay vee ayt , av ee /, v.t., v.i., aviated, aviating. to fly or fly in an aircraft. [1885 90; back formation from AVIATION] * * * …   Universalium

  • aviate — verb To operate an aircraft. Syn: fly, pilot …   Wiktionary

  • aviate — a·vi·ate || eɪvɪeɪt v. fly in an aircraft …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aviate — avi·ate …   English syllables

  • aviate — a•vi•ate [[t]ˈeɪ viˌeɪt, ˈæv i [/t]] v. i. at•ed, at•ing aer. to fly or fly in an aircraft • Etymology: 1885–90; back formation from aviation …   From formal English to slang

  • aviate — v. 1 intr. fly in an aeroplane. 2 tr. pilot (an aeroplane). Etymology: back form. f. AVIATION …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aviated — Aviate A vi*ate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Aviated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Aviating}.] To fly, or navigate the air, in an a[ e]roplane or heavier than air flying machine. [Colloq.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aviating — Aviate A vi*ate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Aviated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Aviating}.] To fly, or navigate the air, in an a[ e]roplane or heavier than air flying machine. [Colloq.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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