Synonyms of pilot in English:

pilot


See definition of pilot

noun

1‘a fighter pilot’

SYNONYMS
airman, airwoman, flyer, aeronaut
captain, commander, co-pilot, first officer, second officer, wingman
aircrew
informal skipper
dated aviator, aviatrix, birdman
North American informal jock, fly boy

2‘a harbour pilot’

SYNONYMS
navigator, helmsman, guide, steersman, coxswain
leader, director, usher, escort, attendant

3‘a pilot for a possible TV series’

SYNONYMS
trial episode, pilot episode, pilot programme
sample, experiment

adjective

1‘the scheme will begin with a pilot project’

SYNONYMS
experimental, exploratory, trial, test, sample, model, tentative, speculative, preliminary

verb

1‘he piloted the jet’

SYNONYMS
fly, be at the controls of, control, handle, manoeuvre, drive, operate, steer, regulate, monitor, direct, captain
informal skipper
rare aviate

2‘he had piloted the ship through the night’

SYNONYMS
navigate, guide, steer, direct, sail, usher, shepherd, show the way to, lead, conduct, escort, convoy

3‘the enclosed questionnaire has been piloted in a number of institutions’

SYNONYMS
test, trial, put to the test, try out, carry out trials on, experiment with, assess, investigate, examine, appraise, evaluate, check out