Meaning of AIRBORNE in English

/ ˈeəbɔːn; NAmE ˈerbɔːrn/ adjective


[ not before noun ] ( of a plane or passengers ) in the air :

Do not leave your seat until the plane is airborne.


[ only before noun ] carried through the air :

airborne seeds / viruses

—compare waterborne


[ only before noun ] ( of soldiers ) trained to jump out of aircraft onto enemy land in order to fight :

an airborne division

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.