AskDefine | Define aeronaut

Dictionary Definition

aeronaut n : someone who operates an aircraft [syn: aviator, airman, flier, flyer]

User Contributed Dictionary



from Greek ἀήρ + ναύτ through modern French aéronaute


  • /ˈæɹonɔt/


  1. One who glides through the air in an airship or balloon
  2. balloonist

Extensive Definition

aeronaut in Aragonese: Aeronautica
aeronaut in Catalan: Aeronàutica
aeronaut in Danish: Aeronautik
aeronaut in Esperanto: Aeronaŭtiko
aeronaut in Spanish: Aeronáutica
aeronaut in Basque: Aeronautika
aeronaut in Persian: مکانیک پرواز
aeronaut in French: Aéronautique
aeronaut in Hebrew: אווירונאוטיקה
aeronaut in Ido: Aeronautiko
aeronaut in Italian: Aeronautica (scienza)
aeronaut in Japanese: 航空工学
aeronaut in Polish: Aeronautyka
aeronaut in Portuguese: Aeronáutica
aeronaut in Romanian: Aeronautică
aeronaut in Sicilian: Ariunautica

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

aeroplaner, aeroplanist, air pilot, airplanist, astronaut, aviator, barnstormer, birdman, captain, cloud seeder, commercial pilot, copilot, crop-duster, flier, instructor, jet jockey, licensed pilot, pilot, rainmaker, stunt flier, stunt man, test pilot, wingman
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