Definitions for air force
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the U.S. department in charge of the nation's military air power.
(l.c.) the military unit of a nation charged with carrying out air operations.
Origin of Air Force:
air force, airforce(noun)
the airborne branch of a country's armed forces
United States Air Force, U. S. Air Force, US Air Force, Air Force, USAF(noun)
the airforce of the United States of America; the agency that defends the United States through control and exploitation of air and space
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the part of the military that uses planes
to join the air force
A branch of the military mainly devoted to air warfare, as opposed to (land) army and navy
a unit in the U.S. Air Force larger than a division but smaller than a command
The United States Air Force.
Sports teams representing the United States Air Force Academy.
An air force, also known in some countries as an air army, is in the broadest sense, the national military organization that primarily conducts aerial warfare. More specifically, it is the branch of a nation's armed services that is responsible for aerial warfare as distinct from an army, navy or other branch. Typically, air forces are responsible for gaining control of the air, carrying out strategic and tactical bombing missions and providing support to surface forces. The term "air force" may also refer to a tactical air force or numbered air force, which is an operational formation either within a national air force or comprising several air components from allied nations. Air forces typically consist of a combination of fighters, bombers, helicopters, transport planes and other aircraft. Many air forces are also responsible for operations of military space, intercontinental ballistic missiles, and communications equipment. Some air forces may command and control other air defence assets such as antiaircraft artillery, surface-to-air missiles, or anti-ballistic missile warning networks and defensive systems. Some nations, principally Russia, the former Soviet Union and countries who modelled their militaries along Soviet lines, have an Air Defence Force which is organizationally separate from their air force.
Translations for air force
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the part of the armed services which uses aircraft
the army, navy and air force.
- سِلَاح الطَّيَرَان، القُوَّات الجَوِّيَهArabic
- военновъздушни силиBulgarian
- força aéreaPortuguese (BR)
- die LuftwaffeGerman
- luftvåben; flyvevåbenDanish
- fuerzas aéreasSpanish
- نیروی هواییFarsi
- armée de l'airFrench
- חֵיל אֲוִיר @@@חֵיל אֲווִיר$$$Hebrew
- angkatan udaraIndonesian
- karinės oro pajėgosLithuanian
- gaisa karaspēkiLatvian
- tentera udaraMalay
- نیروی هواییPersian
- هوایی قوتPashto
- força aéreaPortuguese
- forţe aerieneRomanian
- военно-воздушные силыRussian
- hava kuvvetleriTurkish
- 空軍Chinese (Trad.)
- військово-повітряний флотUkrainian
- ہوائی فوجUrdu
- không lựcVietnamese
- 空軍Chinese (Simp.)
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