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Synonyms for pilot
ˈpaɪ lət

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pilot(v)

    steer, guide, direct, conduct, lead, convoy, escort

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pilot, airplane pilot(noun)

    someone who is licensed to operate an aircraft in flight

    pilot light, pilot film, fender, archetype, cowcatcher, pilot program, pilot burner, buffer, original, airplane pilot

  2. pilot(noun)

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

    pilot light, pilot film, fender, archetype, cowcatcher, pilot program, pilot burner, buffer, original, airplane pilot

  3. pilot program, pilot film, pilot(noun)

    a program exemplifying a contemplated series; intended to attract sponsors

    pilot light, pilot film, fender, archetype, cowcatcher, pilot program, original, buffer, pilot project, pilot burner, airplane pilot

  4. original, archetype, pilot(noun)

    something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies

    "this painting is a copy of the original"

    pilot light, pilot film, master copy, archetype, cowcatcher, pilot program, original, fender, master, buffer, pilot burner, airplane pilot

  5. pilot burner, pilot light, pilot(noun)

    small auxiliary gas burner that provides a flame to ignite a larger gas burner

    pilot light, pilot film, fender, archetype, cowcatcher, indicator lamp, pilot program, pilot burner, pilot lamp, buffer, original, airplane pilot

  6. fender, buffer, cowcatcher, pilot(verb)

    an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track

    buff, pilot film, pilot light, pilot burner, pilot program, airplane pilot, original, buffer zone, polisher, cowcatcher, buffer, archetype, fender, buffer storage, wing, buffer store

  7. fly, aviate, pilot(verb)

    operate an airplane

    "The pilot flew to Cuba"

    take flight, fly, vaporize, aviate, navigate, flee, vanish, fell, wing

  8. navigate, pilot(verb)

    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?"

    sail, aviate, voyage, navigate, fly

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pilot(n.)

    steersman, guide, conductor

  2. pilot(v. a.)

    guide, direct, conduct, steer, have or take the direction of

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pilot(n)

    steersman, helmsman, director, guide, conductor

  2. pilot(v)

    guide, steer, direct

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  1. Peter Cook:

    The pilot reported that he felt ... the (Chinese) aircraft passed in front of his nose in an unsafe fashion, there's no indication this was a near collision.

  2. Omar Matooq:

    Two pilots of the Dawn jet downed this morning have been found, one of them was found dead after suffering burns. The other pilot is alive and has been arrested.

  3. Safwat Musallam:

    We fully trust the aircraft and the pilot.

  4. Carolyn Maloney:

    I don't think you should launch Libra at all, at the very least you should agree to do this small pilot program.

  5. Jim McAuslan:

    Pilots are trained to prepare for things not going to plan throughout every single flight, so that they are able to make split-second decisions and keep passengers safe, a pilot could go through their whole career without dealing with an incident like this but if it happens all the training and time in the simulator pays off.

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