Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun pilot

6 senses of pilot

Sense 1
pilot, airplane pilot -- (someone who is licensed to operate an aircraft in flight)
       => aviator, aeronaut, airman, flier, flyer -- (someone who operates an aircraft)

Sense 2
pilot -- (a person qualified to guide ships through difficult waters going into or out of a harbor)
       => mariner, seaman, tar, Jack-tar, Jack, old salt, seafarer, gob, sea dog -- (a man who serves as a sailor)

Sense 3
pilot program, pilot film, pilot -- (a program exemplifying a contemplated series; intended to attract sponsors)
       => television program, TV program, television show, TV show -- (a program broadcast by television)

Sense 4
original, archetype, pilot -- (something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies; "this painting is a copy of the original")
       => model, example -- (a representative form or pattern; "I profited from his example")

Sense 5
pilot burner, pilot light, pilot -- (small auxiliary gas burner that provides a flame to ignite a larger gas burner)
       => gas burner, gas jet -- (burner such that combustible gas issues from a nozzle to form a steady flame)

Sense 6
fender, buffer, cowcatcher, pilot -- (an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track)
       => framework -- (a structure supporting or containing something)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb pilot

2 senses of pilot

Sense 1
fly, aviate, pilot -- (operate an airplane; "The pilot flew to Cuba")
       => operate, control -- (handle and cause to function; "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever")

Sense 2
navigate, pilot -- (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?")
       => steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise -- (direct the course; determine the direction of travelling)

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