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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
pilot (noun)
1.
a) one employed to steer a ship - helmsman
b) a person who is qualified and usually licensed to conduct a ship into and out of a port or in specified waters
c) a person who flies or is qualified to fly an aircraft or spacecraft
2.
- guide leader
3.
- cowcatcher
4.
a piece that guides a tool or machine part
5.
a television show produced and filmed or taped as a sample of a proposed series
6.
- pilot light
pilot (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to act as a guide to lead or conduct over a usually difficult course
2.
a) to set and conn the course of - pilot a ship
b) to act as pilot of - pilot a plane guide
pilot (adjective)
serving as a guiding or tracing device, an activating or auxiliary unit, or a trial apparatus or operation - a pilot study
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
pilot (adjective)
made or done as an experiment
SYNONIMS:
developmental, pilot, trial
RELATED WORDS:
exploratory, investigative, probative; preliminary, preparatory, provisional, temporary, tentative; conjectural, hypothetical, speculative, theoretical ( theoretic); untested, untried; unproved, unproven
NEAR ANTONYMS:
accepted, established, standard; tested, tried; advanced, developed; proved, proven; conclusive, decisive, definitive, final, permanent
pilot (noun)
one who flies or is qualified to fly an aircraft or spacecraft
SYNONIMS:
airman, aviator, birdman, flier ( flyer)
RELATED WORDS:
ace, barnstormer, bush pilot, copilot, flyboy, test pilot; captain, skipper
pilot (verb)
1.
to give advice and instruction to (someone) regarding the course or process to be followed
SYNONIMS:
coach, counsel, lead, mentor, pilot, shepherd, show, tutor
RELATED WORDS:
godfather; direct, engineer, steer, sway; accompany, attend, chaperone ( chaperon), convoy, escort, see, squire; oversee, superintend, supervise; drill, train; brief, enlighten, inform; instruct, school, teach, tutor; inculcate, indoctrinate; cultivate, foster, nurture
pilot (verb)
2.
to point out the way for (someone) especially from a position in front
SYNONIMS:
conduct, direct, guide, marshal ( marshall), pilot, route, show, steer, usher
RELATED WORDS:
precede; accompany, attend, chaperone ( chaperon), convoy, escort, see; control, manage
NEAR ANTONYMS:
dog, hound, shadow, tail, tailgate
follow, trail
pilot (verb)
3.
to operate or control the course of
SYNONIMS:
conn ( con), helm, pilot, steer
RELATED WORDS:
commandeer, hijack ( highjack)
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