a large cage or a house or enclosure in which birds are kept.
a person who keeps an aviary
noun (pl) aviaries
a large enclosure in which birds are kept
1570s, from Latin aviarium “place in which birds are kept,” neuter of aviarius “of birds,” from avis “bird,” from PIE *awi- “bird” (cf. Sanskrit vih, Avestan vish “bird,” Greek aietos “eagle”).
to fly or fly in an aircraft. Historical Examples But in the same sense there is an impulse to aviate, to run a typewriter or write stories for magazines. Human Nature and Conduct John Dewey “Now the next thing is for you to teach us all to aviate,” laughed the southerner. The Boy Scouts of […]
the design, development, production, operation, and use of aircraft, especially heavier-than-air aircraft. military aircraft. noun the art or science of flying aircraft the design, production, and maintenance of aircraft (US) military aircraft collectively n. 1866, from French aviation, noun of action from stem of Latin avis “bird” (see aviary). Coined 1863 by French aviation pioneer […]
the design, development, production, operation, and use of aircraft, especially heavier-than-air aircraft. military aircraft. Contemporary Examples Many of them seem to take greater interest in aviation than in the nuts-and-bolts of corporate operations. ‘Abercrombie’ Lawsuit: Why CEOs Love Their Jets Daniel Gross October 18, 2012 Still little known outside the world of aviation, within it […]
- Aviation cadet
one who trains to become an officer in an air force. Historical Examples The only permanent change in recent years was the addition of aviation cadet to both the Air Force and Navy listings. The Armed Forces Officer U. S. Department of Defense