Air - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |er|  American pronunciation of the word air
Brit.  |eə|  British pronunciation of the word air

noun

- a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of
- the region above the ground
- a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing(syn: atmosphere, aura)
- a slight wind (usually refreshing)(syn: breeze, zephyr)
- the mass of air surrounding the Earth(syn: atmosphere)
- once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
- a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence(syn: line, melody, strain, tune)
- medium for radio and television broadcasting(syn: airwave)
- travel via aircraft(syn: aviation)

verb

- expose to fresh air (syn: aerate)
- be broadcast
- broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television(syn: beam, broadcast, send, transmit)
- make public(syn: bare, publicise, publicize)
- expose to warm or heated air, so as to dry
- expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen(syn: vent, ventilate)

Examples

These laws are meant to produce cleaner air.

A delicious smell filled the air.

I like to dine outdoors in the open air.

He can't breathe! Everybody move back and give him some air!

High in the mountains the air is thin and it can be hard to breathe.

He pumped air into the bicycle tire.

The city is wonderful seen from the air.

The fish of the sea and the birds of the air

The balloon rose up into the air and then floated through the air.

There has been heavy fighting on the ground and in the air.

The blankets were left outside to air.

She opened the windows to air the room.

The company had a meeting so that employees could air their complaints.

The interview will be aired tomorrow.

The interview will air tomorrow.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: air
he/she/it: airs
present participle: airing
past tense: aired
past participle: aired
noun
singular: air
plural: airs
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