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  1. air
    IPA[er]
  2. noun

    • 1. the invisible gaseous substance surrounding the earth, a mixture mainly of oxygen and nitrogen.

    • 2. air regarded as necessary for breathing:

      the air was stale the doctor told me to get some fresh air
    • 3. the free or unconfined space above the surface of the earth:

      he celebrated by tossing his hat high in the air
      Synonym : sky, heavens, ether, atmosphere, aerosphere, airspace
    • 4. referring to the use of aircraft:

      air traffic all goods must come in by air
    • 5. the earth's atmosphere as a medium for transmitting radio waves:

      radio stations have successfully sold products over the air
    • 6. air considered as one of the four elements in ancient philosophy and in astrology (associated with the signs of Gemini, Aquarius, and Libra):

      an air sign
    • 7. a breeze or light wind.

      Synonym : breeze, draft, wind, breath of air, gust of air, flurry of air, waft of air, puff of wind, whiff of air, blast of air
    • 8. air conditioning.

    • 9. an impression of a quality or manner given by someone or something:

      she answered with a faint air of boredom he leaned over with a confidential air
    • 10. an annoyingly affected and condescending manner:

      he began to put on airs and think he could boss us around
    • 11. a tune or short melodious composition, typically a song:

      traditional Scottish airs sung in the Gaelic tongue
    • 12. a jump off the ground on a snowboard or skateboard.

    verb

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: air, plural noun: airs

    • v.: verb: air, 3rd person present: airs, gerund or present participle: airing, past tense: aired, past participle: aired

    • noun

      the invisible gaseous substance surrounding the earth, a mixture mainly of oxygen and nitrogen.

      air regarded as necessary for breathing:

    • verb

      express (an opinion or grievance) publicly:

      broadcast (a programme) on radio or television:

    • noun

      an exposure to warm or fresh air, for the purpose of ventilating or removing dampness from something:

      a walk or outing to take air or exercise:

    • noun

      an exposure to warm or fresh air, for the purpose of ventilating or removing dampness from something:

      a walk or outing to take air or exercise:

    • adjective

      not being broadcast on radio or television:

      relating to the reception of programs not broadcast by cable or satellite:

    • adverb

      while not being broadcast on radio or television:
    • verb

      make or become dry through contact with unheated air:
    • adjective

      not giving off any moisture on exposure to air:
    • noun

      a cavity containing air.

      a region of low pressure causing an aircraft to lose altitude suddenly.

    • adjective

      being broadcast on radio or television:
    • adverb

      while being broadcast on radio or television:
    • noun

      an air-filled bladder or sac found in certain animals and plants.

      another term for swim bladder

    • noun

      a brake worked by air pressure.

      a movable flap or other device on an aircraft to reduce its speed.

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