Definition of airborne
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 : 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.
Recent Examples of airborne from the Web
Passengers used to watching movies or live sports on their smartphones at home or on the go have become increasingly frustrated when unable to stay connected when airborne.
JHO went airborne last month, although for only a few minutes at low altitude.
The ERR was based on airborne contaminates and it is known the interior of the structures themselves also have contamination.
The record increases of airborne carbon dioxide in 2015 and 2016 thus raise the question of whether this has now come to pass.
Facing privacy questions, the Miami-Dade Police Department is dropping its pursuit of advanced airborne surveillance that would capture images of everyone outside for more than 25 square miles.
From June 1 to June 4, events and activities included the annual parade, a carnival, airborne Frisbee dogs, games and contests, and more than 150 vendors, including nearly two dozen food trucks.
Dallas restaurateur Shannon Wynne appropriately named Bird Café as a winged counterpart to his other airborne brands, Flying Fish, the Flying Saucer and Dallas’ Meddlesome Moth.
There's no dramatic airborne salmon (a la Pike Place in Seattle), no tourists to impress, no shouting, no bidding wars at the scale.
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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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