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Noun: air  eh(r)
  1. 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"
     
  2. The region above the ground
    "her hand stopped in mid air"; "he threw the ball into the air"
     
  3. A distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing
    "an air of mystery"; "the house had a neglected air";
    - aura, atmosphere
     
  4. A slight wind (usually refreshing)
    "as he waited he could feel the air on his neck";
    - breeze, zephyr, gentle wind
     
  5. The mass of air surrounding the Earth
    "it was exposed to the air";
    - atmosphere
     
  6. A succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
    "she was humming an air from Beethoven";
    - tune, melody, strain, melodic line, line, melodic phrase
     
  7. Medium for radio and television broadcasting
    "the program was on the air from 9 til midnight";
    - airwave
     
  8. Travel via aircraft
    "air travel involves too much waiting in airports"; "if you've time to spare go by air";
    - air travel, aviation
     
  9. [archaic] Once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
Verb: air  eh(r)
  1. Expose to fresh air
    "air your old sneakers";
    - air out, aerate
     
  2. (broadcast medium) be broadcast
    "This show will air Saturdays at 2 P.M."
     
  3. (broadcast medium) broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television
    "We cannot air this X-rated song";
    - send, broadcast, beam, transmit
     
  4. Make public
    "She aired her opinions on welfare";
    - publicize, publicise [Brit], bare
     
  5. Expose to warm or heated air, so as to dry
    "Air linen"
     
  6. Let in fresh air to replace the current air
    "air the old winter clothes"; "air out the smoke-filled rooms";
    - vent, ventilate, air out

Sounds like: ere, e'er, heir, Ayr

Derived forms: aired, airing, airs

Type of: air current, current of air, dry, dry out, element, expose, freshen, gas, medium, music, part, quality, refresh, region, tell, travel, traveling [US], travelling [Brit, Cdn], wind

Part of: air current, current of air, Earth, globe, wind, world

Encyclopedia: Air, Andrea