aircraft etymology

English word aircraft comes from English craft, English air

Detailed word origin of aircraft

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
craft English (eng) (countable, plural: craft) A vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space.. (countable, plural: crafts) A particular kind of skilled work.. (countable, plural: crafts) The skilled practice of a practical occupation.. (figurative) A woman.. (nautical) Boats, especially of smaller size than ships. Historically primarily applied to vessels engaged in loading or [...]
air English (eng) (historical, medical) understood as a particular local substance with supposed effects on human health.. (historical, philosophy, alchemy) understood as one of the four elements of the ancient Greeks and Romans.. (informal) Nothing; absence of anything.. (music) A song, especially a solo; an aria.. (obsolete, chemistry) Any specific gas.. (physics) understood as a gaseous mixture of [...]
aircraft English (eng) A vehicle capable of atmospheric flight due to interaction with the air, such as buoyancy or lift.