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