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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [air-drop]
    • /ˈɛərˌdrɒp/
    • /ˈeədrɒp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [air-drop]
    • /ˈɛərˌdrɒp/

Definitions of airdrop word

  • noun airdrop a delivery of supplies, troops, etc, from an aircraft by parachute 3
  • verb airdrop to deliver (supplies, etc) by an airdrop 3
  • noun airdrop the dropping of troops or supplies, as by parachute into a combat area, from an aircraft in flight 3
  • verb with object airdrop to drop (persons, equipment, etc.) by parachute from an aircraft in flight. 1
  • noun airdrop the act or process of airdropping. 1
  • noun airdrop An act of dropping supplies, troops, or equipment by parachute from an aircraft. 1

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Origin of airdrop

First appearance:

before 1945
One of the 6% newest English words
First recorded in 1945-50; air1 + drop

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Parts of speech for Airdrop


airdrop popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 81% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for airdrop

verb airdrop

  • fly — to move through the air using wings.
  • airlift — An airlift is an operation to move people, troops, or goods by air, especially in a war or when land routes are closed.
  • send in — to cause, permit, or enable to go: to send a messenger; They sent their son to college.
  • drop — a small quantity of liquid that falls or is produced in a more or less spherical mass; a liquid globule.
  • parachute — a folding, umbrellalike, fabric device with cords supporting a harness or straps for allowing a person, object, package, etc., to float down safely through the air from a great height, especially from an aircraft, rendered effective by the resistance of the air that expands it during the descent and reduces the velocity of its fall.

noun airdrop

  • delivery — Delivery or a delivery is the bringing of letters, parcels, or other goods to someone's house or to another place where they want them.
  • consignment — A consignment of goods is a load that is being delivered to a place or person.
  • landing — any part of the earth's surface not covered by a body of water; the part of the earth's surface occupied by continents and islands: Land was sighted from the crow's nest.

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