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Definitions of air:

  • noun:   a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing
    Example: "An air of mystery"
  • noun:   medium for radio and television broadcasting
    Example: "The program was on the air from 9 til midnight"
  • noun:   the region above the ground
    Example: "Her hand stopped in mid air"
  • noun:   a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of
    Example: "Air pollution"
  • noun:   once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
  • noun:   the mass of air surrounding the Earth
    Example: "It was exposed to the air"
  • noun:   travel via aircraft
    Example: "Air travel involves too much waiting in airports"
  • noun:   a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
    Example: "She was humming an air from Beethoven"
  • noun:   a slight wind (usually refreshing)
    Example: "As he waited he could feel the air on his neck"
  • verb:   expose to warm or heated air, so as to dry
    Example: "Air linen"
  • verb:   broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television
    Example: "We cannot air this X-rated song"
  • verb:   be broadcast
    Example: "This show will air Saturdays at 2 P.M."
  • verb:   expose to fresh air
  • verb:   make public
    Example: "She aired her opinions on welfare"
  • verb:   expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen
    Example: "Air the old winter clothes"


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