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air

noun (n)

  • a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of (noun.substance)
    Example:
    Air pollution.
    A smell of chemicals in the air.
    Open a window and let in some air.
    I need some fresh air.
    source: wordnet30
  • the region above the ground (noun.location)
    Example:
    Her hand stopped in mid air.
    He threw the ball into the air.
    source: wordnet30
  • a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing (noun.attribute)
    Synonym: atmosphere, aura
    Example:
    An air of mystery.
    The house had a neglected air.
    source: wordnet30
  • a slight wind (usually refreshing) (noun.phenomenon)
    Example:
    As he waited he could feel the air on his neck.
    source: wordnet30
  • the mass of air surrounding the Earth (noun.location)
    Synonym: atmosphere
    Example:
    It was exposed to the air.
    source: wordnet30
  • once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles) (noun.substance)
    Synonym: earth, fire, water
    source: wordnet30
  • a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence (noun.communication)
    Example:
    She was humming an air from Beethoven.
    source: wordnet30
  • medium for radio and television broadcasting (noun.communication)
    Synonym: airwave
    Example:
    The program was on the air from 9 til midnight.
    The president used the airwaves to take his message to the people.
    source: wordnet30
  • travel via aircraft (noun.act)
    Synonym: air travel, aviation
    Example:
    Air travel involves too much waiting in airports.
    If you've time to spare go by air.
    source: wordnet30
  • The fluid which we breathe, and which surrounds the earth; the atmosphere. It is invisible, inodorous, insipid, transparent, compressible, elastic, and ponderable. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • expose to fresh air (verb.perception)
    Synonym: aerate, air out
    source: wordnet30
  • be broadcast (verb.communication)
    Example:
    This show will air Saturdays at 2 P.M..
    source: wordnet30
  • broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television (verb.communication)
    Example:
    We cannot air this X-rated song.
    source: wordnet30
  • make public (verb.communication)
    Example:
    She aired her opinions on welfare.
    source: wordnet30
  • expose to warm or heated air, so as to dry (verb.change)
    Example:
    Air linen.
    source: wordnet30
  • expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen (verb.change)
    Synonym: air out, vent, ventilate
    Example:
    Air the old winter clothes.
    Air out the smoke-filled rooms.
    source: wordnet30
  • To expose to the air for the purpose of cooling, refreshing, or purifying; to ventilate; as, to air a room. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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