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

1635–45; air1 + borne Unabridged
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airborne (ˈɛəˌbɔːn)
1.  conveyed by or through the air
2.  (of aircraft) flying; in the air

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Word Origin & History

1640s, "carried through the air," from air (1) + borne. Of military units, from 1937.
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Example sentences
Everyone east of them has been choking on their airborne filth for generations.
His radio was on the fritz, but never mind: while airborne he would communicate
  with us on the ground through a series of kicks.
The visitors find a fantasia of airborne and seaborne creatures in a habitat
  about the size of a small college campus.
There were reports that other units of the two famed airborne divisions were
  moving into the area.
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