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Definition 1: small auxiliary gas burner that provides a flame to ignite a larger gas burner - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for pilot in the sense of this definition

(pilot is a kind of ...) burner such that combustible gas issues from a nozzle to form a steady flame

Definition 2: an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for pilot in the sense of this definition

(pilot is a kind of ...) a structure supporting or containing something

(... is part of pilot) a wheeled vehicle consisting of a self-propelled engine that is used to draw trains along railway tracks

Definition 3: something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where pilot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • this painting is a copy of the original

Synonyms for pilot in the sense of this definition

(pilot is a kind of ...) a representative form or pattern

"I profited from his example"

Definition 4: a program exemplifying a contemplated series; intended to attract sponsors - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for pilot in the sense of this definition

(pilot is a kind of ...) a program broadcast by television

Definition 5: someone who is licensed to operate an aircraft in flight - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for pilot in the sense of this definition

(pilot is a kind of ...) someone who operates an aircraft

(... is a kind of pilot ) a pilot who travels around the country giving exhibits of stunt flying and parachuting

(... is a kind of pilot ) the pilot in charge of an airship

(... is a kind of pilot ) airplane pilot who fights in an action between two military forces

(... is a kind of pilot ) a relief pilot on an airplane

(... is a kind of pilot ) a pilot trained and willing to cause a suicidal crash

(... is a kind of pilot ) a pilot hired to fly experimental airplanes through maneuvers designed to test them

(... is a kind of pilot ) the pilot who positions his aircraft outside and behind (on the wing of) the leader of a flying formation

(pilot belongs to category ...) a vehicle that can fly

Definition 6: a person qualified to guide ships through difficult waters going into or out of a harbor - [noun denoting person]

(pilot is a kind of ...) a man who serves as a sailor

Definition 7: operate an airplane - [verb of motion]

Samples where pilot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The pilot flew to Cuba

Synonyms for pilot in the sense of this definition

(pilot is a kind of ...) handle and cause to function

"do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol" "control the lever"

(... is a kind of pilot ) fly by means of a hang glider

(... is a kind of pilot ) fly very close to the ground

(... is a kind of pilot ) ride in a hot-air balloon

"He tried to balloon around the earth but storms forced him to land in China"

(... is a kind of pilot ) glide on the water in a hydroplane

(... is a kind of pilot ) fly in or as if in a glider plane

(... is a kind of pilot ) fly a jet plane

(... is a kind of pilot ) test a plane

(... is a kind of pilot ) fly alone, without a co-pilot or passengers

(... is a kind of pilot ) fly a plane by using visible landmarks or points of reference

(... is a kind of pilot ) fly an airplane solely by relying on instruments

(pilot implies ...) travel through the air; be airborne

"Man cannot fly"

(pilot has a similar meaning as ...) travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft

"Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic"

(pilot has a similar meaning as ...) travel in an airplane

"she is flying to Cincinnati tonight" "Are we driving or flying?"

(pilot has a similar meaning as ...) transport by aeroplane

"We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America"

(pilot belongs to category ...) a vehicle that can fly

(pilot belongs to category ...) travel via aircraft

"air travel involves too much waiting in airports" "if you've time to spare go by air"

Definition 8: act as the navigator in a car, plane, or vessel and plan, direct, plot the path and position of the conveyance - [verb of motion]

Samples where pilot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Is anyone volunteering to navigate during the trip?
  • Who was navigating the ship during the accident?

Synonyms for pilot in the sense of this definition

(pilot is a kind of ...) direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

(... is a kind of pilot ) guide in interplanetary travel

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