English word airport comes from English port, English air.

Airport etymology history?

Airport detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
port English (eng) A type of very sweet fortified wine, mostly dark red, traditionally made in Portugal. (nautical) Of or relating to port, the left-hand side of a vessel. (computing) A female connector of an electronic device, into which a cable's male connector can be inserted.. (computing) A logical or physical construct in and from which data are transferred. Computer port (hardware) on [...]
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 [...]
airport English (eng) An airfield (an area designated for the takeoff and landing of aircraft), including one or more runways and (for commercial airports) one or more passenger terminals.

Words with the same origin as airport

Descendants of port