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air*ɛər(n.)

  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

a-i-r

  1. artist-in-residence.

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