Aircraft vs Chaff - What's the difference?

aircraft | chaff |


As nouns the difference between aircraft and chaff

is that aircraft is a vehicle capable of atmospheric flight due to interaction with the air, such as buoyancy or lift while chaff is the inedible parts of a grain-producing plant.

As a verb chaff is

to use light, idle language by way of fun or ridicule; to banter.

aircraft

Noun

(aircraft)
  • A vehicle capable of atmospheric flight due to interaction with the air, such as buoyancy or lift.
  • Usage notes

    * The nonstandard plural form is in use among non-native speakers of English.

    Hyponyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * aircraft carrier * model aircraft * rocket aircraft

    See also

    * aeroplane (UK), airplane (US) English invariant nouns English words suffixed with -craft

    chaff

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • The inedible parts of a grain-producing plant.
  • To separate out the chaff , early cultures tossed baskets of grain into the air and let the wind blow away the lighter chaff.
  • * Dryden
  • So take the corn and leave the chaff behind.
  • By extension, any excess or unwanted material, resource, or person; anything worthless.
  • There are plenty of good books on the subject, but take care to separate the wheat from the chaff .
  • * Shakespeare
  • the chaff and ruin of the times
  • Loose material dropped from aircraft specifically to interfere with radar detection.
  • Straw or hay cut up fine for the food of cattle.
  • * Wyatt
  • By adding chaff' to his corn, the horse must take more time to eat it. In this way ' chaff is very useful.
  • Light jesting talk; banter; raillery.
  • Derived terms

    * separate the wheat from the chaff

    See also

    * bran

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To use light, idle language by way of fun or ridicule; to banter.
  • To make fun of; to turn into ridicule by addressing in ironical or bantering language; to quiz.