/air"bawrn', -bohrn'/ , adj.
1. carried by the air, as pollen or dust.
2. in flight; aloft: The plane was airborne by six o'clock.
3. Mil. (of ground forces) carried in airplanes or gliders: airborne infantry.
4. Aeron. (of an aircraft) supported entirely by the atmosphere; flying.
[ 1635-45; AIR 1 + BORNE ]