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Meaning & Definition of Pilot in English

English

Pilot

/paɪlət/

noun

1. Someone who is licensed to operate an aircraft in flight

    synonym:
  • pilot
  • ,
  • airplane pilot

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

    synonym:
  • pilot

3. A program exemplifying a contemplated series

  • Intended to attract sponsors
    synonym:
  • pilot program
  • ,
  • pilot film
  • ,
  • pilot

4. Something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies

  • "This painting is a copy of the original"
    synonym:
  • original
  • ,
  • archetype
  • ,
  • pilot

5. Small auxiliary gas burner that provides a flame to ignite a larger gas burner

    synonym:
  • pilot burner
  • ,
  • pilot light
  • ,
  • pilot

6. An inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track

    synonym:
  • fender
  • ,
  • buffer
  • ,
  • cowcatcher
  • ,
  • pilot

verb

1. Operate an airplane

  • "The pilot flew to cuba"
    synonym:
  • fly
  • ,
  • aviate
  • ,
  • pilot

2. Act as the navigator in a car, plane, or vessel and plan, direct, plot the path and position of the conveyance

  • "Is anyone volunteering to navigate during the trip?"
  • "Who was navigating the ship during the accident?"
    synonym:
  • navigate
  • ,
  • pilot

Examples of using

The pilot wasn't injured when the plane crashed.
The pilot lost control and the plane went into a dive.
I can pilot a helicopter.