air borne

airborne

[air-bawrn, -bohrn]
adjective
1.
carried by the air, as pollen or dust.
2.
in flight; aloft: The plane was airborne by six o'clock.
3.
Military. (of ground forces) carried in airplanes or gliders: airborne infantry.
4.
Aeronautics. (of an aircraft) supported entirely by the atmosphere; flying.

Origin:
1635–45; air1 + borne

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

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airborne
1640s, "carried through the air," from air (1) + borne. Of military units, from 1937.
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