What does airborne mean?

Definitions for airborneˈɛərˌbɔrn, -ˌboʊrn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word airborne.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. airborne(adj)

    moved or conveyed by or through air


  1. airborne(adj.)

    in flight; flying; -- said of an airplane.

  2. airborne(adj.)

    (Mil.) carried directly to the site of battle by aircraft; -- said of combat troops, as, an airborne division.


  1. airborne(Noun)

    Military infantry intended to be transported by air and delivered to the battlefield by parachute or helicopter.

  2. airborne(Adjective)

    In or carried by the air.

    Airborne pollen can aggravate allergies.

  3. airborne(Adjective)

    In flight.

  4. Origin: Attested since the 1640s;


  1. Airborne

    Airborne is a 1993 American comedy-drama film centered around inline skating, starring Shane McDermott, Seth Green, Brittney Powell, Chris Conrad, Jacob Vargas and a then-unknown Jack Black.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. airborne

    1. In relation to personnel, troops especially trained to effect, following transport by air, an assault debarkation, either by parachuting or touchdown. 2. In


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of airborne in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of airborne in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. David Heymann:

    The ones with most risk are airborne.

  2. Tad Gerlinger:

    I also spent 5 years on airborne status, serving as the surgeon for service members in some of our most elite military units, so I have seen firsthand the intensity of their training.

  3. Bernie Leighton:

    You can't really be too scared, but you realize that if the pilot ever went crazy enough to make a run for the South with you on board, the aircraft wouldn't be airborne for very long. That's only mildly disconcerting.

  4. Henry James:

    Experience is never limited, and it is never complete it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every airborne particle in its tissue.

  5. Charlie Bateson:

    Although the Ebola virus is not airborne at this time and can only be caught through coming in contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person, and is currently limited to destinations in West Africa, we have recently experienced a small number of clients deferring their holiday plans to the rest of the continent, we remain in constant contact with the FCO, WHO and with tourist boards and our supplier partners across the world.

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