Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Carried by or through the air: airborne pollen.
  • adj. Transported in aircraft: airborne troops.
  • adj. In flight; flying: The plane is airborne.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. In or carried by the air.
  • n. Military infantry intended to be transported by air and delivered to the battlefield by parachute or helicopter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. conveyed by or through air, as dust or pollen.
  • adj. in flight; flying; -- said of an airplane.
  • adj. carried directly to the site of battle by aircraft; -- said of combat troops, .

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. moved or conveyed by or through air

Etymologies

Attested since the 1640s; air +‎ borne (Wiktionary)

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