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English noun: pilot

1. pilot (person) someone who is licensed to operate an aircraft in flight


Synonymsairplane pilot


Broader (hypernym)aeronaut, airman, aviator, flier, flyer


Narrower (hyponym)barnstormer, captain, co-pilot, combat pilot, copilot, kamikaze, senior pilot, stunt flier, stunt pilot, test pilot, wingman


Domain categoryaircraft

2. pilot (person) a person qualified to guide ships through difficult waters going into or out of a harbor


Broader (hypernym)gob, Jack, Jack-tar, mariner, old salt, sea dog, seafarer, seaman, tar

3. pilot (communication) a program exemplifying a contemplated series; intended to attract sponsors


Synonymspilot film, pilot program


Broader (hypernym)television program, television show, TV program, TV show

4. pilot (cognition) something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies


SamplesThis painting is a copy of the original.


Synonymsarchetype, original


Broader (hypernym)example, model

5. pilot (artifact) small auxiliary gas burner that provides a flame to ignite a larger gas burner


Synonymspilot burner, pilot light


Broader (hypernym)gas burner, gas jet

6. pilot (artifact) an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track


Synonymsbuffer, cowcatcher, fender


Broader (hypernym)framework


Part meronymengine, locomotive, locomotive engine, railway locomotive


English verb: pilot

1. pilot (motion) operate an airplane


SamplesThe pilot flew to Cuba.


Synonymsaviate, fly


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)control, operate


Narrower (hyponym)balloon, flat-hat, fly blind, fly contact, glide, hang glide, hedgehop, hydroplane, jet, seaplane, soar, solo, test fly


Entailfly, wing


Verb groupfly, fly, fly


Domain categoryair, air travel, aircraft, aviation

2. pilot (motion) act as the navigator in a car, plane, or vessel and plan, direct, plot the path and position of the conveyance


SamplesIs anyone volunteering to navigate during the trip?.
Who was navigating the ship during the accident?.


Synonymsnavigate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)channelise, channelize, direct, guide, head, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, steer


Narrower (hyponym)astrogate









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