airlifts, airlifting, airlifted1) N-COUNT An airlift is an operation to move people, troops, or goods by air, especially in a war or when land routes are closed.
President Garcia has ordered an airlift of food, medicines and blankets.2) VERB If people, troops, or goods are airlifted somewhere, they are carried by air, especially in a war or when land routes are closed.
[be V-ed to n] The injured were airlifted to hospital in Prestwick...
[be V-ed adv/prep] Other nationalities, such as Pakistanis, were being airlifted out by their governments...
[V n] The government is trying to replenish supplies by airlifting food.
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Airlift — [ eə , englisch] der, (e)s/ e oder s, 1) allgemein: Beförderung, Versorgung auf dem Luftweg, Luftbrücke. 2) Erdölförderverfahren, das durch Einpressen von Luft oder Edelgas (»gas lift«) den Zustrom des Erdöls zum Bohrloch bewirkt. Airlift … Universal-Lexikon
airlift — [er′lift΄] n. a system of transporting troops, supplies, etc. by aircraft, as when ground routes are blocked vt. to transport by airlift … English World dictionary
airlift — (n.) also air lift, 1893 as a type of pumping device; 1945 in the sense transportation of supplies by air, from AIR (Cf. air) (n.1) + LIFT (Cf. lift) (n.). As a verb by 1949; popularized in reference to the response to the West Berlin blockade.… … Etymology dictionary
airlift — The movement of mail by air taxi operators and air carriers. (Also see Managed Mail Program) … Glossary of postal terms
airlift — ► NOUN ▪ an act of transporting supplies by aircraft, typically in an emergency … English terms dictionary
Airlift — For other uses, see Airlift (disambiguation). A large military cargo aircraft: the Lockheed C 5 Galaxy … Wikipedia
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airlift — I UK [ˈeə(r)ˌlɪft] / US [ˈerˌlɪft] noun [countable] Word forms airlift : singular airlift plural airlifts an operation in which people or things are taken into or away from a place by aircraft, especially in a dangerous situation II UK… … English dictionary
airlift — /air lift /, n. Also, air lift. 1. a system for transporting persons or cargo by aircraft, esp. in an emergency. 2. the persons or cargo so transported. 3. the act or process of transporting such a load. 4. a pump for raising liquids by the… … Universalium
airlift — i. The transportation of personnel or materiel by use of aircraft and/or helicopters. Also, the operation or service carrying out such transportation or the aircraft used in such an operation. ii. The total weight of personnel and cargo that is,… … Aviation dictionary