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Definition of the noun airlift

What does airlift mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: airlifts

  1. transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable)

Alternative definition of the noun airlift


  1. The transportation of troops, civilians or supplies by air, especially in an emergency.
  2. Such a flight.
  3. [archaeology] A pipe that is used to suck up objects from the sea bed.

Definition of the verb airlift

What does airlift mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: airlifted | airlifting | airlifts

  1. fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means
    • example: Food is airlifted into Bosnia
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of airlift: lift
    • more generic word: fly = transport by aeroplane

Alternative definition of the verb airlift


  1. [transitive] To transport (troops etc) in an airlift.


"Airlift" a.k.a. "Die Luftbrücke - Nur der Himmel war frei" is a 2005 tv film directed by Dror Zahavi.


  1. Airlift: An airlift is the organized delivery of supplies or personnel primarily via aircraft.
  2. Airlift: An airlift is device based on a pipe, used in nautical archaeology to suck small objects, sand and mud from the sea bed and to transport the resulting debris upwards and away from its source. It is sometimes called a suction dredge. A water dredge or water eductor may be used for the same purpose.

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Google previewBarron's Regents Exams and Answers (2015)

U.S. History and Government by John McGeehan, Morris Gall, Resnick, William Streitwieser

The Berlin airlift is the subject of the cartoon, which shows the Soviet Union, represented by Joseph Stalin, with tanks at the border between West Germany and East Germany while the United States, represented by President Harry Truman, ...

Google previewAirlift Capabilities for Future U.S. Counterinsurgency Operations (2007)

by Robert C. Owen, Karl P. Mueller

Civil-Military Integration As discussed above, the presence of civilians and civilian activities as legitimate and proportionately large-scale users of military airlift is a frequent feature of counterinsurgent operations. This feature obliges ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Western Atlantic Shipwrecks and Sunken Treasure (2006)

by Victoria Sandz, Robert F. Marx

Airlift An airlift is a tool commonly used in excavating a shipwreck buried in sand or mud. However, the airlift is not e›ective when a wreck is lying under a deep layer of sand. It operates by forcing compressed air supplied from a surface vessel ...

Google previewEndgame: The Fugitive Archives Volume 1: Project Berlin (2016)

by James Frey

The airlift is a welloiled machine. Planes land at twominute intervals, and the total ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing (2006)

by Sunggyu Lee

Concentric tube airlift fermenters: (A) draft-tube sparged and (B) annulus sparged. (View this art in color at innt1. dekker. com. ) surrounding downcomer and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Cold War (2013)

by Ruud van Dijk, William Glenn Gray, Svetlana Savranskaya, Jeremi Suri, Qiang Zhai

The Airlift continued until September, but even before the last plane had touched down, the West Berlin government had taken the first steps to help secure the legacy of the Blockade. On the daythe Blockade ended, the Berlin CityAssembly ...

Google previewWorld War II: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection [5 volumes] (2016)

The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection by Spencer C. Tucker

Airlift provided the capability to move critical resources rapidly and over great distances, providing important support to combat forces in all theaters of operation during the war. Airlift operations were restricted by practical realities, however, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of United States National Security (2005)

by Richard J. Samuels

The airlift has played a critical role in military, aid, and relief operations since the development of large aircraft capable of traveling long distances. Transport aircraft have ...

Google previewThe Military Dictionary (1987)

airlift capability—(DOD) The total capacity expressed in terms of number of passengers and/or weight/cubic displacement of cargo that can be carried at any one time to a given destination by the available air ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History, 2nd Edition [4 volumes] (2011)

A Political, Social, and Military History by Spencer C. Tucker

MAC's charter included a combat role with the inclusion of search and rescue and all-inclusive airlift missions. Prior to 1966, search-and-rescue and tactical airlift missions were assigned to the TAC. During the initial buildup in the Republic of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Water Science (Print) (2003)

by Bobby A. Stewart, Terry Howell

Airlift Pumps Water can also be ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Microbiology (2009)

Gas exhaust Down flow Up-flow Draft tube Media fill Air Sparge Cooling jacket ring Harvest Figure 3 Airlift bioreactor (drawing by Wade Rambo). (a) There are many variations in design: the style, number, and placement of impellers, the ...

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Small photo of Helicopter performs emergency rescue airlift on outside ropeSmall photo of Aircraft maintenance, Airlift,ArrivalSmall photo of the military aircraft taxi back to the base after tactical airlift missionSmall photo of Tampa, USA - March 18, 2016: A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III cargo plane on a runway at MacDill Air Force Base. This C-17 belongs to 437th Airlift Wing and 315th Airlift Wing.Small photo of 18 May 2017 Antonov AN225 Mriya, Landed at Milano Malpensa Airport in Italy. This is the biggest airplane of the world, it is a strategic airlift cargo aircraft designed by the Antonov Design Bureau.Small photo of An-124-100 Ruslan (Condor) the world largest cargo strategic airlift jet airplane flies against blue sky background.Small photo of PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA-MAY 6 2017: A Puma helicopter completing an airlift of a person at the Swartkops Museum Airshow. More...

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Airlift Meaning

Video shows what airlift means. The transportation of troops, civilians or supplies by air, especially in an emergency.. Such a flight.. A pipe that is used to suck up ...

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Scrabble value of A1I1R1L1I1F4T1

The value of this 7-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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