Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Carried by or through the air.
  • adjective Transported in aircraft.
  • adjective In flight; flying.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adjective moved or conveyed by or through air

Etymologies

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Attested since the 1640s; air +‎ borne

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