Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “pilot”

See all translations

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.
Translations of “pilot”
in Chinese (Traditional) 航空器, 飛行…
in Chinese (Simplified) 飞行器, 飞行…
(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

past participle

the form of a verb, usually made by adding -ed, used in some grammatical structures such as the passive and the present perfect

Word of the Day

Euphemisms (Words used to Avoid Offending People)

by Kate Woodford,
March 04, 2015
​​​ We recently looked at the language that we use to describe lies and lying. One area of lying that we considered was ‘being slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth’. One reason for not speaking the complete truth is to avoid saying something that might upset or offend people. Words and

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More