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air·lift

 (âr′lĭft′)
n.
1. A system of transporting troops, civilian passengers, or supplies by air, as in an emergency or when surface routes are blocked.
2. A flight transporting troops, civilian passengers, or supplies under such conditions.
v. air·lift·ed, air·lift·ing, air·lifts
v.tr.
To transport in an airlift.
v.intr.
To transport troops, civilian passengers, or supplies in an airlift.

airlift

(ˈɛəˌlɪft)
n
(Aeronautics) the transportation by air of passengers, troops, cargo, etc, esp when other routes are blocked
vb
(Aeronautics) (tr) to transport by an airlift

air•lift

(ˈɛərˌlɪft)

n. Also, air′ lift`.
1. a system for transporting persons or cargo by aircraft, esp. in an emergency.
2. the act or process of transporting such a load.
v.t.
3. to transport (persons or cargo) by airlift.
[1940–45]

airlift


Past participle: airlifted
Gerund: airlifting

Imperative
airlift
airlift
Present
I airlift
you airlift
he/she/it airlifts
we airlift
you airlift
they airlift
Preterite
I airlifted
you airlifted
he/she/it airlifted
we airlifted
you airlifted
they airlifted
Present Continuous
I am airlifting
you are airlifting
he/she/it is airlifting
we are airlifting
you are airlifting
they are airlifting
Present Perfect
I have airlifted
you have airlifted
he/she/it has airlifted
we have airlifted
you have airlifted
they have airlifted
Past Continuous
I was airlifting
you were airlifting
he/she/it was airlifting
we were airlifting
you were airlifting
they were airlifting
Past Perfect
I had airlifted
you had airlifted
he/she/it had airlifted
we had airlifted
you had airlifted
they had airlifted
Future
I will airlift
you will airlift
he/she/it will airlift
we will airlift
you will airlift
they will airlift
Future Perfect
I will have airlifted
you will have airlifted
he/she/it will have airlifted
we will have airlifted
you will have airlifted
they will have airlifted
Future Continuous
I will be airlifting
you will be airlifting
he/she/it will be airlifting
we will be airlifting
you will be airlifting
they will be airlifting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been airlifting
you have been airlifting
he/she/it has been airlifting
we have been airlifting
you have been airlifting
they have been airlifting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been airlifting
you will have been airlifting
he/she/it will have been airlifting
we will have been airlifting
you will have been airlifting
they will have been airlifting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been airlifting
you had been airlifting
he/she/it had been airlifting
we had been airlifting
you had been airlifting
they had been airlifting
Conditional
I would airlift
you would airlift
he/she/it would airlift
we would airlift
you would airlift
they would airlift
Past Conditional
I would have airlifted
you would have airlifted
he/she/it would have airlifted
we would have airlifted
you would have airlifted
they would have airlifted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.airlift - transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable)airlift - transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable)
transfer, transferral, transportation, conveyance, transport - the act of moving something from one location to another
Verb1.airlift - fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other meansairlift - fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means; "Food is airlifted into Bosnia"
fly - transport by aeroplane; "We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America"
Translations
جِسْر جَوِّي جَوِّي
vzdušný most
luftbro
légihíd
loftbrú, samfelldir loftflutningar
vzdušný most
prepeljati prek zračnega mostu
hava köprüsühava ulaştırması

airlift

[ˈɛəlɪft]
A. Npuente m aéreo

airlift

[ˈɛərlɪft]
npont m aérien
an airlift of food and medicines → un pont aérien transportant des vivres et des médicaments
vt
(also bring in) [+ food, supplies] → acheminer par pont aérien
(= evacuate) [+ person, refugees] → évacuer par pont aérien
They were airlifted to safety
BUT Ils ont été transférés en lieu sûr par pont aérien.
airlift in
vt sep [+ food, supplies] → acheminer par pont aérien
airlift out
vt sep [+ person, refugees] → évacuer par pont aérien

airlift

[ˈɛəˌlɪft] nponte m aereo

air

() noun
1. the mixture of gases we breathe; the atmosphere. Mountain air is pure.
2. the space above the ground; the sky. Birds fly through the air.
3. appearance. The house had an air of neglect.
4. a tune. She played a simple air on the piano.
verb
1. to expose to the air in order to dry or make more fresh etc. to air linen.
2. to make known. He loved to air his opinions.
ˈairbag noun
a safety bag in a car that protects the driver or a passenger in an accident.
ˈairily adverb
in a light-hearted manner. She airily dismissed all objections.
ˈairiness noun
ˈairing noun
a short walk etc in the open air. She took the baby for an airing.
ˈairless adjective
1. (of weather) still and windless. It was a hot, airless night.
2. (of a room etc) stuffy and without fresh air.
ˈairy adjective
1. with plenty of (fresh) air. an airy room.
2. light-hearted and not serious. an airy disregard for authority.
ˈairborne adjective
in the air or flying. We were airborne five minutes after boarding the plane; airborne germs.
ˌair-conˈditioned adjective
having air-conditioning. an air-conditioned building.
ˌair-conˈditioner noun
an apparatus providing air-conditioning.
ˌair-conˈditioning noun
a method of providing a room, building etc with air of a controlled temperature and humidity.
ˈaircraftplural ˈaircraft noun
any of several types of machine for flying in the air. Enemy aircraft have been sighted.
aircraft carrier
a ship which carries aircraft and which aircraft can use for landing and taking off.
ˈairfield noun
an area of ground (with buildings etc) where (usually military) aircraft are kept and from which they fly.
air force
the part of the armed services which uses aircraft. the army, navy and air force.
ˈair-gun noun
a gun that is worked by air under pressure.
air hostess
a young woman who looks after passengers in an aircraft.
air letter
a letter sent by airmail.
ˈairlift noun
an operation to move cargo or people, carried out by air.
ˈairline noun
(a company that owns) a regular air transport service. Which airline are you travelling by?
ˈairliner noun
a (usually large) aircraft for carrying passengers.
ˈair-lock noun
a bubble in a pipe which prevents liquid from flowing along it.
ˈairmail noun
a system of carrying mail by air. Send this parcel by airmail; (also adjective) an airmail letter.
ˈairman noun
a member of an air force.
ˈair pollution noun
Air pollution is caused by smoke, toxic gases etc.
ˈairplane noun
(American) an aeroplane.
ˈairport noun
a place where passenger aircraft arrive and depart, with buildings for customs, waiting-rooms etc.
ˈair-pump noun
a pump for forcing air in or out of something.
ˈair-raid noun
an attack by aircraft.
ˈairship noun
an aircraft that is lighter than air and can be steered etc.
ˈairtight adjective
(of a container etc) into or through which air cannot pass. an airtight seal on a bottle.
ˈairway noun
a regular course followed by aircraft.
on the air
broadcasting (regularly) on radio or television.
put on airs / give oneself airs
to behave as if one is better or more important than others. She gives herself such airs that everyone dislikes her.
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