Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a commercial enterprise that provides scheduled flights for passengers
  2. (noun, artifact) a hose that carries air under pressure

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Synonyms of Airline

air hose, airline business, airway

Alternate forms of Airline

Derivations: airliner

Hypernyms: hose, hosepipe, line

Origin of the word Airline

  1. 1813, "beeline, straight line from place to place" (as through the air, rather than over land; in later 19c., esp. in ref. to railways that ran direct from city to city in the U.S., instead of meandering from town to town in search of stock subscriptions as early railways typically did), from air (1) + line. Meaning "public aircraft transportation company" is from 1914. more

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Words that sound like Airline

air lane

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