WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
air•borne /ˈɛrˌbɔrn/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. carried by the air:airborne pollution.
  2. in flight;
    aloft:[be + ~]The plane was soon airborne.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
air•borne  (ârbôrn′, -bōrn′),USA pronunciation 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.
  • air1 + borne 1635–45


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

airborne /ˈɛəˌbɔːn/ adj
  1. conveyed by or through the air
  2. (of aircraft) flying; in the air



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