Definitions for air

Definitions for (noun) air

Main entry: air, air travel, aviation

Definition: travel via aircraft

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

Main entry: atmosphere, aura, air

Definition: a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing

Usage: 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

Main entry: air, airwave

Definition: medium for radio and television broadcasting

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

Main entry: line, melodic line, melodic phrase, melody, air, strain, tune

Definition: a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence

Usage: she was humming an air from Beethoven

Main entry: atmosphere, air

Definition: the mass of air surrounding the Earth

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

Main entry: air

Definition: the region above the ground

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

Main entry: breeze, air, gentle wind, zephyr

Definition: a slight wind (usually refreshing)

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

Main entry: air

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

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

Main entry: air

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

Definitions for (verb) air

Main entry: vent, ventilate, air, air out

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

Usage: air the old winter clothes; air out the smoke-filled rooms

Main entry: air

Definition: expose to warm or heated air, so as to dry

Usage: Air linen

Main entry: publicise, publicize, air, bare

Definition: make public

Usage: She aired her opinions on welfare

Main entry: broadcast, send, transmit, beam, air

Definition: broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television

Usage: We cannot air this X-rated song

Main entry: air

Definition: be broadcast

Usage: This show will air Saturdays at 2 P.M.

Main entry: aerate, air, air out

Definition: expose to fresh air

Usage: aerate your old sneakers

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