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    air - Dictionary definition and meaning for word air

    Definition
    (noun) a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of
    Example Sentence
    • air pollution
    • a smell of chemicals in the air
    • open a window and let in some air
    • I need some fresh air
    Definition
    (noun) the region above the ground
    Example Sentence
    • her hand stopped in mid air
    • he threw the ball into the air
    Definition
    (noun) a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing
    Synonyms : atmosphere , aura
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) a slight wind (usually refreshing)
    Synonyms : breeze , gentle wind , zephyr
    Example Sentence
    • the breeze was cooled by the lake
    • as he waited he could feel the air on his neck
    Definition
    (noun) the mass of air surrounding the Earth
    Synonyms : atmosphere
    Example Sentence
    • there was great heat as the comet entered the atmosphere
    • it was exposed to the air
    Definition
    (noun) once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles) Definition
    (noun) a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
    Example Sentence
    • she was humming an air from Beethoven
    Definition
    (noun) medium for radio and television broadcasting
    Synonyms : airwave
    Example Sentence
    • the program was on the air from 9 til midnight
    • the president used the airwaves to take his message to the people
    Definition
    (noun) travel via aircraft
    Synonyms : air travel , aviation
    Example Sentence
    • air travel involves too much waiting in airports
    • if you've time to spare go by air
    Definition
    (verb) expose to fresh air
    Synonyms : aerate , air out
    Example Sentence
    • aerate your old sneakers
    Definition
    (verb) be broadcast
    Example Sentence
    • This show will air Saturdays at 2 P.M.
    Definition
    (verb) broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television
    Synonyms : beam , broadcast , send , transmit
    Example Sentence
    • We cannot air this X-rated song
    Definition
    (verb) make public
    Synonyms : bare , publicise , publicize
    Example Sentence
    • She aired her opinions on welfare
    Definition
    (verb) expose to warm or heated air, so as to dry
    Example Sentence
    • Air linen
    Definition
    (verb) expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen
    Synonyms : air out , vent , ventilate
    Example Sentence
    • air the old winter clothes
    • air out the smoke-filled rooms
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