Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Airplane"

The meaning of "Airplane" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does a new airplane design that pushes the envelope mean?
A: In English, when something "pushes the envelope" it means "going beyond the normal limits" potentially doing something new or risky.
Q: What does An airplane speeds down the runway. (= the airplane speeds up to take off along the runway?) mean?
A: To speed through/past/up/down + noun means to go very fast/swiftly

To speed up is a phrasal verb, the meaning is different. It means to increase in speed.

Put another way, “An airplane moves very fast down the runway” (down is just a preposition to imply movement- for example “He walked down the hall”)
Q: What does airplane hanger mean?
A: its basically a garage for planes
Q: What does Why airplane seats were designed with a curve is BEYOND US mean?
A: "is beyond us" is a strong way to say "I don't know", or in that context, "we don't know".

The dictionary definition below says, something that can't be understood.
Q: What does "the airplane in those days was like a bus, except the stations were further apart" mean?
A: @AaronBourdain: I'm not sure if I'll be much help.

They are comparing airplanes to buses. The attribute that's being compared is the distance between stops.

Example sentences using "Airplane"

Q: Please show me example sentences with airplane.
A: thank you😊😊
Q: Please show me example sentences with the airplane is landing.
A: you can also say
when will the airplane be arriving?
when will the airplane arrive?
when will you arrive?

Synonyms of "Airplane" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between airplane and aircraft ?
A: Aeroplane is only an aeroplane but aircraft is for any machine that can fly (like a helicopter as well). I personally would just refer to an 'aeroplane' as an 'aeroplane' and a 'helicopter' as a 'helicopter' but I guess you could group them if you wanted to. I don't think it's common though.

'I went on an aeroplane yesterday'
'I went on an aircraft yesterday' less common.

If I hear the word aircraft, I automatically think of the military or something like that.

(By the way, 'aeroplane' is English (UK) while 'airplane' is American English)
Q: What is the difference between airplane and aircraft ?
A: Aircraft, are vehicles that travel in the air. In the picture all of the things are aircraft.

Airplanes are aircraft that generate lift using wings to fly. Only the 2 items on top of the picture are airplanes.

The bottom left is a helicopter, which is an aircraft but not an airplane.
The bottom right is a zeppelin, which is also an aircraft but not an airplane.
Q: What is the difference between airplane and airlines ?
A: Airplanes = vehicles with wings, powered by engines and having the ability to fly.

Airline = is a business that operates regular services for carrying passengers  and/or goods by airplanes.

Hope I answered your question :)
Q: What is the difference between airplanes and planes ?
A: Probably, but conversationally people treat them as the same word. “What time does your plane take off?” “Are you going by plane or driving?” vs “What time does your airplane take off?” “Are you going by airplane or driving” Either one makes sense!
Q: What is the difference between airplane and aircraft and plane and aeroplane ?
A: They're all forms of the same thing essentially.

Aeroplane and airplane are different ways to spell the same thing. I think the first one is more correct, but others might disagree with me.

Plane is a short way of saying aeroplane.

Aircraft is a bit more of a broad term and it includes other forms of air vehicles. It is more of a jargon term that you don't hear as often.

You might say aeroplane when talking about 1 specific aeroplane, and you would usually use planes for the plural, and you might use aircraft when discussing the topic of aeroplanes.

Look at the aeroplane landing!
How many planes are there?!
I find the engineering in aircraft really interesting.

Translations of "Airplane"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? This is the airplane
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? I know that there's an airplane and people go towards there. but why 'B' wrong?
A: B is incorrect because that isn’t a street they are walking along. A street is where cars drive. 😊
I hope this helps!
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? in the airplane, when I am asked the menu that will be served the meal, I'd like to have the same menu next to me. how do i answer in this case?
A: You can say: May I have the same meal he is having, please?

You can say "The same one he is having please." and the flight attendant will understand but it's a little grammatically incorrect.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? I hate flying. (on an airplane)
A: @shy143:
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? The airplane is leaving for Russia. / The airplain is leaving Russia.
A: Those two sentences have different meanings. "The Airplane is leaving for Russia." Means that the airplane is going to Russia. "The airplane is leaving Russia" means that the airplane is flying from Russia to somewhere else.

Other questions about "Airplane"

Q: Without that airplane rescue of me at that time,......
Could be the same to this?
If the airplane had not come to rescue
me at that time,.....
A: @tomomama: yes! it can be "without the airplane rescuing me at that time" or "if the airplane had not come to rescue me at that time"
Q: this airplane take up Does this sound natural?
A: OK, in that sentence you should say what it is taking.
"this airplane takes people up to the sky"
"this airplane takes cargo up to the sky"
Q: You can't know what it is like until you actually take an airplane. Does this sound natural?
A: Yes! That works without the "to" :)) 'You can't know what it is like until you actually fly on a plane.'
Sounds the best
Q: To make an airplane Does this sound natural?
A: If you mean 飛行機を作る, for a large structure like an airplane, I would say "manufacture an airplane" or "build an airplane" instead
Q: I couldn't take the airplane clearly because oitside was bright so it couldn't be focused on people and the airplane. Does this sound natural?
A: I couldn't take a clear picture because it was too bright outside of the window, The camera wouldn't focus on the people and the airplane.

Just saying it's too bright outside makes it seem like you're outside. So unless you explained that you were inside, people are going to assume you were outside.

Here's how I would have said it.

"When I was as the airport, someone asked me to take their picture. They were standing in front of the window with an airplane behind them. But it was too bright outside so the camera couldn't focus."

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