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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

noun

  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

verb

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

Film

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

Miscellanea

  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.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Airlift

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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 previewMoving U.S. Forces (1997)

Options for Strategic Mobility by Rachel Schmidt

Moreover, airlift is a quick means of delivering cargo to missions such as humanitarian relief operations or transporting military equipment to U.S. forces deployed abroad. But another reason is that some transport aircraft perform special ...

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)

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 previewA History of Western Society (2015)

Civilizations, Western culture by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

airlift: An airlift is the organized delivery of supplies or personnel primarily via aircraft. Airlifting consists of two distinct types, ...

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 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 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 ...

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 previewEncyclopedia of Media and Propaganda in Wartime America (2011)

by Martin J. Manning, Clarence R. Wyatt

The Berlin Airlift began on June 24, 1948 and continued uninterrupted for the next 324 days. Western fliers...

By the fall, the airlift, called by the Americans “ Operation VITTLES,” was transporting an average of 5,000 tons of supplies a day .

Google previewDictionary of Distances (2006)

by Michel-Marie Deza, Elena Deza

Airlift distance An airports network is an arbitrary planar graph G on n vertices (airports) with positive edge weights ...

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun airlift:

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb airlift:

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Small photo of Helicopter performs emergency rescue airlift on outside ropeSmall 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 Tampa, USA - March 18, 2016: A U.S. Air Force C-5 Galaxy cargo plane on a runway at MacDill Air Force Base. This C-5 belongs to 436th Airlift Wing and 512th Airlift Wing at Dover Air Force Base.Small photo of Tampa, USA - March 18, 2016: A U.S. Air Force C-5 Galaxy cargo plane on a runway at MacDill Air Force Base. This C-5 belongs to 436th Airlift Wing and 512th Airlift Wing at Dover Air Force Base.Small photo of The propeller of Soviet military airlift aircraft.Small photo of Strategic airlift jet aircraft An-124 Ruslan in flight. May, 9, 2016, Moscow, Russia. Blue sky in the backgroundSmall photo of Aerial view of the airlift of Amposta in Costa Dorada, Tarragona , Catalonia, Spain More...

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Airlift Meaning

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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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