Definitions for AIRɛər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a mixture of nitrogen, oxygen, and minute amounts of other gases that surrounds the earth and forms its atmosphere.

    Category: Physics

  2. a stir in the atmosphere; a light breeze.

  3. overhead space; sky.

  4. circulation; publication; publicity:

    to give air to one's theories.

  5. general character or appearance; aura:

    an air of mystery about him.

  6. airs, affected or unnatural manner; assumed haughtiness.

  7. a tune; melody. an Elizabethan accompanied song.

    Category: Music and Dance

  8. aircraft as a means of transportation:

    to ship by air.

  9. the medium through which radio waves are transmitted.

    Category: Radio and Television

  10. Informal. air conditioning or an air-conditioning system.

    Category: Informal

  11. Archaic. breath.

  12. (v.t.)to expose to the air; ventilate (often fol. by out).

  13. to bring to public notice; display:

    to air one's opinions.

  14. to broadcast or televise.

    Category: Showbiz, Radio and Television

  15. (v.i.)to be exposed to the open air (often fol. by out):

    Let the room air out.

  16. to be broadcast or televised.

    Category: Radio and Television

  17. (adj.)operating by means of air pressure or by acting upon air:

    an air drill; an air pump.

  18. of or pertaining to aircraft or to aviation.

  19. taking place in the air; aerial.

  20. imaginary; imitated; mimicked (used before the name of a musical instrument):

    to play the air guitar.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Idioms for air:

  1. clear the air,to eliminate misunderstandings.

    Category: Idiom

  2. give someone the air,to reject someone, as a lover.

    Category: Idiom, Informal

  3. in the air,in circulation; current:

    an interesting rumor in the air.

    Category: Idiom

  4. into thin air,so as to disappear completely.

    Category: Idiom

  5. off the air,not broadcasting or being broadcast.

    Category: Idiom

  6. on the air,broadcasting or being broadcast.

    Category: Idiom

  7. up in the air, not decided; unsettled.

    Category: Idiom

  8. walkortread on air,to feel elated.

    Category: Idiom

* Syn: See wind1.

Origin of air:

1150–1200; ME eir < OF air < L āēr- < Gk āḗr


  1. artist-in-residence.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. air(noun)

    a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of

    "air pollution"; "a smell of chemicals in the air"; "open a window and let in some air"; "I need some fresh air"

  2. air(noun)

    the region above the ground

    "her hand stopped in mid air"; "he threw the ball into the air"

  3. air, aura, atmosphere(noun)

    a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing

    "an air of mystery"; "the house had a neglected air"; "an atmosphere of defeat pervaded the candidate's headquarters"; "the place had an aura of romance"

  4. breeze, zephyr, gentle wind, air(noun)

    a slight wind (usually refreshing)

    "the breeze was cooled by the lake"; "as he waited he could feel the air on his neck"

  5. atmosphere, air(noun)

    the mass of air surrounding the Earth

    "there was great heat as the comet entered the atmosphere"; "it was exposed to the air"

  6. air(noun)

    once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)

  7. tune, melody, air, strain, melodic line, line, melodic phrase(noun)

    a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence

    "she was humming an air from Beethoven"

  8. air, airwave(noun)

    medium for radio and television broadcasting

    "the program was on the air from 9 til midnight"; "the president used the airwaves to take his message to the people"

  9. air travel, aviation, air(verb)

    travel via aircraft

    "air travel involves too much waiting in airports"; "if you've time to spare go by air"

  10. air out, air, aerate(verb)

    expose to fresh air

    "aerate your old sneakers"

  11. air(verb)

    be broadcast

    "This show will air Saturdays at 2 P.M."

  12. air, send, broadcast, beam, transmit(verb)

    broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television

    "We cannot air this X-rated song"

  13. publicize, publicise, air, bare(verb)

    make public

    "She aired her opinions on welfare"

  14. air(verb)

    expose to warm or heated air, so as to dry

    "Air linen"

  15. vent, ventilate, air out, air(verb)

    expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen

    "air the old winter clothes"; "air out the smoke-filled rooms"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. air(noun)ɛər

    the gases we breathe

    the cool November air; air pollution; She went outside for some fresh air.

  2. airɛər


    sending the package by air; the expense of air travel

  3. airɛər

    easy to sense

    a feeling of excitement in the air

  4. airɛər

    undecided or unresolved

    The schedule for the meetings remains up in the air.

  5. airɛər

    being broadcast

    a show celebrating it's tenth year on the air

  6. airɛər

    no longer being broadcast

    The station went off the air at midnight.

  7. air(verb)ɛər

    to broadcast

    The program will air tomorrow at 9:00.; networks airing their new shows


  1. air(Noun)

    The atmospheric substance above the surface of the earth which animals breathe, formerly considered to be a single substance, one of the four basic elements of ancient philosophy and one of the five basic elements of Eastern traditions.

  2. air(Noun)

    Now understood as the mixture of gases comprising the earth's atmosphere.

    The karate instructor said "air is the one thing you can't go five minutes without; when you spar, you have to remember to breathe."

  3. air(Noun)

    The apparently open space above the ground; the mass of this substance around the earth.

  4. air(Noun)

    A feeling or sense. give it an air of artistry and sophistication.

  5. air(Noun)

    A sense of poise, graciousness, or quality.

  6. air(Noun)

    Pretension; snobbishness; pretence that one is better than others.

  7. air(Noun)

    A song, especially a solo; an aria.

  8. air(Noun)

    Nothing; absence of anything.

  9. air(Noun)

    An air conditioner or the processed air it produces.

    Could you turn on the air?

  10. air(Verb)

    To bring (something) into contact with the air, so as to freshen or dry it.

  11. air(Verb)

    To let fresh air into a room or a building, to ventilate.

    It's getting quite stuffy in this room: let's open the windows and air it.

  12. air(Verb)

    To discuss varying viewpoints on a given topic.

  13. air(Verb)

    To broadcast, as with a television show.

  14. air(Noun)

    Any specific gas.

  15. air(Noun)

    A jump in which one becomes airborne.

  16. Origin: From air, from aeir, eyer, aire, eir, from aer, from . Displaced native Middle English luft (from Old English lyft), Middle English loft (from Old Norse lopt). More at lift, loft.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Air(noun)

    the fluid which we breathe, and which surrounds the earth; the atmosphere. It is invisible, inodorous, insipid, transparent, compressible, elastic, and ponderable

  2. Air(noun)

    symbolically: Something unsubstantial, light, or volatile

  3. Air(noun)

    a particular state of the atmosphere, as respects heat, cold, moisture, etc., or as affecting the sensations; as, a smoky air, a damp air, the morning air, etc

  4. Air(noun)

    any aeriform body; a gas; as, oxygen was formerly called vital air

  5. Air(noun)

    air in motion; a light breeze; a gentle wind

  6. Air(noun)

    odoriferous or contaminated air

  7. Air(noun)

    that which surrounds and influences

  8. Air(noun)

    utterance abroad; publicity; vent

  9. Air(noun)

    intelligence; information

  10. Air(noun)

    a musical idea, or motive, rhythmically developed in consecutive single tones, so as to form a symmetrical and balanced whole, which may be sung by a single voice to the stanzas of a hymn or song, or even to plain prose, or played upon an instrument; a melody; a tune; an aria

  11. Air(noun)

    in harmonized chorals, psalmody, part songs, etc., the part which bears the tune or melody -- in modern harmony usually the upper part -- is sometimes called the air

  12. Air(noun)

    the peculiar look, appearance, and bearing of a person; mien; demeanor; as, the air of a youth; a heavy air; a lofty air

  13. Air(noun)

    peculiar appearance; apparent character; semblance; manner; style

  14. Air(noun)

    an artificial or affected manner; show of pride or vanity; haughtiness; as, it is said of a person, he puts on airs

  15. Air(noun)

    the representation or reproduction of the effect of the atmospheric medium through which every object in nature is viewed

  16. Air(noun)

    carriage; attitude; action; movement; as, the head of that portrait has a good air

  17. Air(noun)

    the artificial motion or carriage of a horse

  18. Air(noun)

    to expose to the air for the purpose of cooling, refreshing, or purifying; to ventilate; as, to air a room

  19. Air(noun)

    to expose for the sake of public notice; to display ostentatiously; as, to air one's opinion

  20. Air(noun)

    to expose to heat, for the purpose of expelling dampness, or of warming; as, to air linen; to air liquors


  1. Air

    Air is a music duo from Versailles, France, consisting of Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel. Air's debut EP, Premiers Symptômes, was followed by the critically acclaimed album Moon Safari, the re-release of Premiers Symptômes, The Virgin Suicides score, and subsequently albums 10 000 Hz Legend, Everybody Hertz, Talkie Walkie, Pocket Symphony, Love 2, and Le Voyage Dans La Lune.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Air

    The mixture of gases present in the earth's atmosphere consisting of oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and small amounts of other gases.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. air

    In artillery and naval gunfire support, a spotting, or an observation, by a spotter or an observer to indicate that a burst or group of bursts occurred before impact.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'AIR' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #471

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'AIR' in Written Corpus Frequency: #922

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'AIR' in Nouns Frequency: #197

Anagrams of AIR

  1. IRA, Ira, rai, raï, ria

  2. Raï

Translations for AIR

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the mixture of gases we breathe; the atmosphere

Mountain air is pure.

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