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1. pilot

noun. ['ˈpaɪlət'] someone who is licensed to operate an aircraft in flight.

Synonyms

  • airman
  • stunt pilot
  • senior pilot
  • co-pilot
  • kamikaze
  • test pilot
  • copilot
  • barnstormer
  • captain
  • combat pilot
  • airplane pilot
  • wingman
  • aviator
  • flier
  • flyer
  • stunt flier

Antonyms

  • undock
  • refrain
  • antinode
  • node

Etymology

  • pilot (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Rhymes with Pilot

  • violett
  • eyelet

Sentences with pilot


1. Noun, singular or mass
Place the drill on each mark and drill a pilot hole into the stone steps.

Quotes about pilot


1. Whether you are an astronomer or a life scientist, geophysicist, or a pilot, you've got to be there because you believe you are good in your field, and you can contribute, not because you are going to get a lot of fame or whatever when you get back.
- Alan Shepard

2. We never had books at home, but my dad, seeing how keen I was to read, took me to Islington Library when I was about eight and we pulled out two - a Biggles and a science fiction novel. I never got the ace fighter pilot but fell in love with all things to do with the future and space. Isaac Asimov soon became my guiding star.
- Gary Kemp

3. In imagination she sailed over storied seas that wash the distant shining shores of "faëry lands forlorn,"where lost Atlantis and Elysium lie, with the evening star for pilot, to the land of Heart's Desire. And she was richer in those dreams than in realities; for things seen pass away, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
- L.M. Montgomery, Anne of the Island

2. co-pilot

noun. a relief pilot on an airplane.

Synonyms

  • pilot
  • crew
  • airplane pilot

3. pilot

verb. ['ˈpaɪlət'] act as the navigator in a car, plane, or vessel and plan, direct, plot the path and position of the conveyance.

Synonyms

  • point
  • channelise
  • navigate
  • head
  • astrogate
  • steer
  • maneuver
  • manoeuver
  • direct
  • channelize
  • guide

Antonyms

  • take away
  • natural depression
  • follow
  • rear

Etymology

  • pilot (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

4. pilot

verb. ['ˈpaɪlət'] operate an airplane.

Synonyms

  • test fly
  • control
  • hedgehop
  • aviate
  • flat-hat
  • balloon
  • fly blind
  • wing
  • jet
  • hydroplane
  • hang glide
  • soar
  • operate
  • fly contact
  • seaplane
  • fly
  • solo

Antonyms

  • tail
  • foot
  • female
  • indirect

Etymology

  • pilot (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

5. pilot

noun. ['ˈpaɪlət'] something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies.

Synonyms

  • archetype
  • original
  • example

Antonyms

  • disengage
  • increase
  • dry fly
  • wet fly

Etymology

  • pilot (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

6. pilot

noun. ['ˈpaɪlət'] small auxiliary gas burner that provides a flame to ignite a larger gas burner.

Synonyms

  • pilot light
  • gas burner
  • pilot burner

Antonyms

  • intemperance
  • unskillfulness
  • chromatic
  • fall

Etymology

  • pilot (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

7. pilot

noun. ['ˈpaɪlət'] a person qualified to guide ships through difficult waters going into or out of a harbor.

Synonyms

  • old salt
  • sea dog
  • seafarer
  • mariner
  • Jack
  • gob
  • seaman
  • tar

Antonyms

  • end
  • beginning
  • break
  • irrelevance

Etymology

  • pilot (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

8. pilot

noun. ['ˈpaɪlət'] an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track.

Synonyms

  • engine
  • locomotive engine
  • buffer
  • framework
  • railway locomotive
  • fender
  • locomotive

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • derestrict
  • powerlessness
  • unrestraint

Etymology

  • pilot (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

9. pilot

noun. ['ˈpaɪlət'] a program exemplifying a contemplated series; intended to attract sponsors.

Synonyms

  • television program
  • TV program
  • pilot program
  • television show
  • TV show

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • stay
  • hide
  • accompanied

Etymology

  • pilot (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
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