Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “pilot”

pilot

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈpaɪlət/
TRANSPORT to fly an aircraft: She pilots planes for the US Postal Service.
MARKETING to test a new idea for a product, service, etc. over a short period to see whether it is worth developing and investing in: The scheme is being piloted by a few councils with a view to extending it nationwide.
GOVERNMENT, WORKPLACE to be responsible for making sure something develops or goes through a process without problems: pilot sth through sth Two congressmen, one Democrat and one Republican, piloted the bill through the House.
(Definition of pilot verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of pilot?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “pilot” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

give the green light to sth

to give permission for someone to do something or for something to happen

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More