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air·borne

 (âr′bôrn′)
adj.
1. Carried by or through the air: airborne pollen.
2. Transported in aircraft: airborne troops.
3. In flight; flying: The plane is airborne.

airborne

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

air•borne

(ˈɛərˌbɔrn, -ˌboʊrn)

adj.
1. carried by the air, as pollen or dust.
2. in flight; aloft.
3. (of military ground forces) carried in airplanes or gliders.
[1635–45]

airborne

1. In relation to personnel, troops especially trained to effect, following transport by air, an assault debarkation, either by parachuting or touchdown.
2. In relation to equipment, pieces of equipment that have been especially designed for use by airborne troops during or after an assault debarkation. It also designates some aeronautical equipment used to accomplish a particular mission.
3. When applied to materiel, items that form an integral part of the aircraft.
4. The state of an aircraft, from the instant it becomes entirely sustained by air until it ceases to be so sustained. A lighter-than-air aircraft is not considered to be airborne when it is attached to the ground, except that moored balloons are airborne whenever sent aloft. Also called ABN. See also air transportable unit.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.airborne - moved or conveyed by or through airairborne - moved or conveyed by or through air
mobile - moving or capable of moving readily (especially from place to place); "a mobile missile system"; "the tongue is...the most mobile articulator"

airborne

adjective flying, floating, soaring, in the air, hovering, gliding, in flight, on the wing, wind-borne, volitant The pilot did manage to get the plane airborne.
Translations
مَنْقُول أو مَحْمُول جَوّاً
letící vzduchem
i luften
aérotransportéaérotransporteren vol
légi úton
kominn á loft, vindborinn
havadahavalanmış

airborne

[ˈɛəbɔːn] ADJ
1. [aircraft] → volando, en el aire
to become airborneelevarse en los aires, subir
we shall soon be airborneel avión despegará pronto
suddenly we were airbornede repente nos vimos en el aire
we were airborne for eight hoursvolamos durante ocho horas
2. (Mil) → aerotransportado
airborne troopstropas fpl aerotransportadas
3. [virus, germ, bacteria] → transmitido por el aire; [seed] → llevado por el aire

airborne

[ˈɛərbɔːrn] adj
[plane] → en vol; [troops] → aéroporté(e)
as soon as the plane was airborne
BUT dès que l'avion eut décollé.
[particles] → en suspension dans l'airairborne attack nassaut m verticalair brake n (on truck, bus, train)frein m à air comprimé; (on plane)aérofrein m

airborne

[ˈɛəˌbɔːn] adj (troops) → aerotrasportato/a, aviotrasportato/a; (plane) → in volo
as soon as the plane was airborne → appena l'aereo ebbe decollato
suddenly we were airborne → in un attimo avevamo già preso quota

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.

air·borne

a. en vuelo; [transported] llevado-a por el aire;
___ sporesesporas transmitidas por el aire.

airborne

adj (polen, etc.) transportado por el aire, suspendido en el aire; (bacterias, virus) de transmisión aérea
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