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Definitions and Synonyms of airlift | Another word for airlift | What is airlift?

Definition 1: transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for airlift in the sense of this definition

(airlift is a kind of ...) the act of moving something from one location to another

(... is an instance of airlift) airlift in 1948 that supplied food and fuel to citizens of west Berlin when the Russians closed off land access to Berlin

Definition 2: fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means - [verb of contact]

Samples where airlift or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Food is airlifted into Bosnia

Synonyms for airlift in the sense of this definition

(airlift is a kind of ...) transport by aeroplane

"We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America"

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