Definitions of air

  1. expose to fresh air, as of old clothing; " aerate your old sneakers"
  2. travel via aircraft; " air travel involves too much waiting in airports"; " if you've time to spare go by air"
  3. 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. 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"
  5. a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; " she was humming an air from Beethoven"
  6. the region above the ground; " her hand stopped in mid air"; " he threw the ball into the air"
  7. a slight wind ( usually refreshing); " the breeze was cooled by the lake"; " as he waited he could feel the air on his neck"
  8. 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"
  9. ( archaic) once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe ( Empedocles)
  10. expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen; " air the old winter clothes"; " air out the smoke- filled rooms"
  11. make public; " She aired her opinions on welfare"
  12. be broadcast; " This show will air Saturdays at 2 P. M."
  13. relating to or characteristic of or occurring in the air; " air war"; " air safety"; " air travel"
  14. broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television; " We cannot air this X- rated song"
  15. the mass of air surrounding the Earth; " there was great heat as the comet entered the atmosphere"; " it was exposed to the air"
  16. once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe ( Empedocles)
  17. expose to warm or heated air, so as to dry; " Air linen"
  18. expose to fresh air; " aerate your old sneakers"
  19. The fluid which we breathe, and which surrounds the earth; the atmosphere. It is invisible, inodorous, insipid, transparent, compressible, elastic, and ponderable.
  20. Symbolically: Something unsubstantial, light, or volatile.
  21. 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.
  22. Any aeriform body; a gas; as, oxygen was formerly called vital air.
  23. Air in motion; a light breeze; a gentle wind.
  24. Odoriferous or contaminated air.
  25. That which surrounds and influences.
  26. Utterance abroad; publicity; vent.
  27. Intelligence; information.
  28. 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.
  29. The peculiar look, appearance, and bearing of a person; mien; demeanor; as, the air of a youth; a heavy air; a lofty air.
  30. Peculiar appearance; apparent character; semblance; manner; style.
  31. An artificial or affected manner; show of pride or vanity; haughtiness; as, it is said of a person, he puts on airs.
  32. The representation or reproduction of the effect of the atmospheric medium through which every object in nature is viewed.
  33. Carriage; attitude; action; movement; as, the head of that portrait has a good air.
  34. The artificial motion or carriage of a horse.
  35. To expose to the air for the purpose of cooling, refreshing, or purifying; to ventilate; as, to air a room.
  36. To expose for the sake of public notice; to display ostentatiously; as, to air one's opinion.
  37. To expose to heat, for the purpose of expelling dampness, or of warming; as, to air linen; to air liquors.
  38. in motion; a light breeze; a gentle wind.
  39. 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.
  40. To expose to the air; dry thoroughly, as clothes; to display; bring into public notice; as, to air one's views.
  41. The fluid which we breathe; the atmosphere; external manner; behavior; in music, a melody.
  42. The atmosphere, a simple non- chemical mixture of oxygen, 1 volume, and nitrogen, 4 volumes, with varying proportions of carbon dioxide, vapor of water, argon, ammonia, nitric acid, and organic matter.
  43. The fluid we breathe: the atmosphere: a light breeze: a tune: the bearing of a person:- pl. affectation.
  44. To expose to the air: to dry: to expose to warm air.
  45. The atmosphere; slight breeze; personal bearing; appearance; melody.
  46. To expose to the air; to expose; to dry by warm air; to warm.
  47. To expose to the air; purify; ventilate; make public.
  48. The gaseous substance surrounding the earth; the atmosphere; wind; breeze.
  49. Characteristic appearance; mien; manner.
  50. Affectation; commonly in the plural.
  51. A melody; tune.
  52. The soprano.
  53. The artificial motions or carriage of a horse.
  54. The atmosphere; an aeriform body or a gas; a light breeze; a tune; melody; peculiar look, appearance, or mien; an affected manner; show of pride; haughtiness. That which expresses action.
  55. To expose to the air; to ventilate; to dry or warm by a fire. To take air, to be made public. To take the air, to go abroad for an airing.
  56. The atmosphere; a gas; a light breeze; a tune or melody; look or mien; affected manner.
  57. To dry; to expose to the air.

Quotes of air

  1. I was in the studio so much, it was about the search for air in a metaphoric sense, and the breathing has more to do with travel for me, about the search musically for open air – Keren Ann
  2. A rose is the visible result of an infinitude of complicated goings on in the bosom of the earth and in the air above, and similarly a work of art is the product of strange activities in the human mind. – Clive Bell
  3. Were I a cloud I'd gather My skirts up in the air And fly well know whither, And rest I well know where. – Robert Bridges
  4. I am not a politician, and my other habits air good. – Charles Farrar Browne
  5. Sunrise offered a very beautiful spectacle; the water was quite unruffled, but the motion communicated by the tides was so great that, although there was not a breath of air stirring, the sea heaved slowly with a grand and majestic motion. – George Grey
  6. We had had several mine disasters where workers, some of the workers were rescued. It was, you know, who was lucky and who weren't. Some would find the air pockets But, in this one, bam, it was just, everybody was gone and it greatly depressed the state. – Richard Grimes
  7. A long life in journalism convinced me many presidents ago that there should be a large air space between a journalist and the head of a state. – Walter Lippmann
  8. Maybe we can use a metaphor for it, out of dance. I think for many years I was aware of the need, in dance and in life, to breathe deeply and to take in more air than we usually take in. – Sharon Olds
  9. I let my feet spend as little time on the ground as possible. From the air fast down, and from the ground, fast up. – Jesse Owens
  10. The moment that I realized my name was going to be said in the same sentence as children and sex, that's really intense. That's something I knew from that very moment, whatever happens past that point, something's out there in the air that is really bad. – Paul Reubens
  11. Poetry is the journal of the sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air Poetry is a search for syllables to shoot at the barriers of the unknown and the unknowable. Poetry is a phantom script telling how rainbows are made and why they go away. – Carl Sandburg
  12. To many men... the miasma of peace seems more suffocating than the bracing air of war. – George Steiner
  13. Music is a lady that I still love because she gives me the air that I breathe. We need all sorts of nourishment. And music satisfies and nourishes the hunger within ourselves for connection and harmony. – Cat Stevens
  14. On the eighteenth of December 1972, when we thought we were getting another of the hundreds of little tactical air raids, we heard the bombs going in out there in the railroad yards and this went on for about thirty minutes. – James Stockdale
  15. This melancholy London- I sometimes imagine that the souls of the lost are compelled to walk through its streets perpetually. One feels them passing like a whiff of air – William Butler Yeats

Usage examples for air

  1. " 'Tis just the air she laughed. – The Charm of Ireland by Burton Egbert Stevenson
  2. Air you coming, sir, or airn't you? – By Birth a Lady by George Manville Fenn
  3. Give him air and let me think. – The Yellow God An Idol of Africa by H. Rider Haggard
  4. Now let me go out in the air for a moment." – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  5. He almost sprang into the air – Laramie Holds the Range by Frank H. Spearman
  6. Are you made of air I wonder? – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  7. " I know that; but he has an air above a simple gentilhomme. – Ernest Maltravers, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  8. The air will do you good, and so I brought you for that purpose. – Cupid's Middleman by Edward B. Lent
  9. Mebbe he come hyeh to find out whar they air don't tell him! – The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come by John Fox
  10. These things are in the air – The Nest, The White Pagoda, The Suicide, A Forsaken Temple, Miss Jones and The Masterpiece by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  11. " Well, yes, there is," replied la Peyrade, with the air of a man who makes up his mind to speak out. – The Lesser Bourgeoisie by Honore de Balzac
  12. The fresh air stimulated him as he went forward. – The Higher Court by Mary Stewart Daggett
  13. The other simply didn't have the air – Frigid Fracas by Dallas McCord Reynolds
  14. Carolyn June was really sorry for Skinny, but- she needed air she felt she must have it. – The Ramblin' Kid by Earl Wayland Bowman
  15. " Well, as I say, it's all up in the air – Martyr by Alan Edward Nourse
  16. I've used up more of his time and the surroundin' air than you'd believe was possible. – Cap'n Warren's Wards by Joseph C. Lincoln
  17. This will take out the air – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  18. She came close up to the table with the air of one quite at home. – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  19. Come to the window, sweet is the night- air – Nature Mysticism by J. Edward Mercer

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