airborne

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adjective air·borne \-ˌbȯrn\

Definition of airborne

  1. 1 :  done or being in the air :  being off the ground: such asa :  carried through the air (as by an aircraft)b :  supported especially by aerodynamic forces or propelled through the air by force a plane becoming airbornec :  transported or carried by the air airborne allergens

  2. 2 :  trained for deployment by air and especially by parachute airborne troops

Examples of airborne in a Sentence

  1. Once the plane was airborne I loosened my seat belt.

  2. Thousands of airborne troops parachuted behind enemy lines.

Recent Examples of airborne from the Web

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First Known Use of airborne

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AIRBORNE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of airborne for English Language Learners

  • : in the air : moving or being carried through the air

  • of soldiers : specially trained to jump from airplanes into enemy territory for battle; also : of or relating to airborne soldiers


AIRBORNE Defined for Kids

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adjective air·borne \ˈer-ˌbȯrn\

Definition of airborne for Students

  1. :  moving through the air airborne dust particles The plane was airborne.


Medical Dictionary

airborne

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adjective air·borne \-ˌbōrn\

Medical Definition of airborne

  1. :  carried or transported by the air airborne allergens airborne bacteria



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