air  

  • Word Definitions
    • (n): travel via aircraft; "air travel involves too much waiting in airports"; "if you''ve time to spare go by air"  
    • (n): 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"  
    • (n): 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"  
    • (n): a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven"  
    • (n): the mass of air surrounding the Earth; "there was great heat as the comet entered the atmosphere"; "it was exposed to the air"  
    • (n): the region above the ground; "her hand stopped in mid air"; "he threw the ball into the air"  
    • (n): a slight wind (usually refreshing); "the breeze was cooled by the lake"; "as he waited he could feel the air on his neck"  
    • (n): 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"  
    • (n): once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)  
    • (v): expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen; "air the old winter clothes"; "air out the smoke-filled rooms"  
    • (v): expose to warm or heated air, so as to dry; "Air linen"  
    • (v): make public; "She aired her opinions on welfare"  
    • (v): broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television; "We cannot air this X-rated song"  
    • (v): be broadcast; "This show will air Saturdays at 2 P.M."  
    • (v): expose to fresh air; "aerate your old sneakers"  

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