Definition of airborne
1 : done or being in the air : being off the ground: as a : carried through the air (as by an aircraft) b : supported especially by aerodynamic forces or propelled through the air by force <a plane becoming airborne> c : transported or carried by the air <airborne allergens>
2 : trained for deployment by air and especially by parachute <airborne troops>
Examples of airborne in a sentence
Once the plane was airborne I loosened my seat belt.
Thousands of airborne troops parachuted behind enemy lines.
First Known Use of airborne
AIRBORNE Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of airborne for Students
: moving through the air <airborne dust particles> <The plane was airborne.>
Medical Definition of airborne
: carried or transported by the air <airborne allergens> <airborne bacteria>
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