Meaning of AIRBORNE in English


Pronunciation: - ˌ bo ̇ rn

Function: adjective

Date: 1641

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 c : transported or carried by the air < airborne allergens>

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

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