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"
the region above the ground
"her hand stopped in mid air"; "he threw the ball into the air"
air, aura, atmosphere(noun)
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"
tune, airwave, melody, atmosphere, atmospheric state, aureole, standard pressure, strain, melodic line, gentle wind, zephyr, breeze, standard atmosphere, glory, aviation, gloriole, atm, nimbus, line, aura, ambiance, halo, melodic phrase, air travel, ambience
breeze, zephyr, gentle wind, air(noun)
a slight wind (usually refreshing)
"the breeze was cooled by the lake"; "as he waited he could feel the air on his neck"
walkover, airwave, melody, atmosphere, strain, gentle wind, melodic line, duck soup, zephyr, breeze, pushover, picnic, aviation, snap, line, child's play, aura, tune, melodic phrase, air travel, piece of cake, cinch
the mass of air surrounding the Earth
"there was great heat as the comet entered the atmosphere"; "it was exposed to the air"
tune, airwave, melody, atmosphere, atmospheric state, atm, standard pressure, strain, melodic line, gentle wind, zephyr, breeze, standard atmosphere, aviation, line, aura, ambiance, melodic phrase, air travel, ambience
once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
tune, melody, air, strain, melodic line, line, melodic phrase(noun)
a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
"she was humming an air from Beethoven"
aviation, personal credit line, cable, business, billet, stemma, tenor, stress, variant, ancestry, agate line, lineage, crinkle, stock, telephone circuit, pains, seam, breeze, bloodline, melodic phrase, air travel, demarcation, course, crease, melodic line, zephyr, short letter, nervous strain, line of products, job, assembly line, contrast, nisus, aura, product line, straining, line of work, blood, bank line, line of merchandise, rail line, personal line of credit, form, melody, song, mental strain, strain, dividing line, transmission line, breed, airwave, line of descent, argumentation, channel, logical argument, phone line, furrow, atmosphere, parentage, wrinkle, descent, blood line, gentle wind, tonal pattern, occupation, line of business, var., pedigree, pipeline, line of credit, line, business line, railway line, striving, subscriber line, origin, communication channel, telephone line, credit line, production line, line of reasoning, tune, note, argument
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"
air travel, aviation, air(verb)
travel via aircraft
"air travel involves too much waiting in airports"; "if you've time to spare go by air"
air out, air, aerate(verb)
expose to fresh air
"aerate your old sneakers"
"This show will air Saturdays at 2 P.M."
air, send, broadcast, beam, transmit(verb)
broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television
"We cannot air this X-rated song"
convey, circulate, air out, beam, transfer, get off, place, spread, impart, mail, radiate, send off, commit, station, bare, post, communicate, glow, publicise, channelize, ship, channelise, ventilate, disperse, circularize, institutionalise, channel, carry, shine, transport, disseminate, pass around, direct, charge, publicize, diffuse, broadcast, distribute, propagate, send out, conduct, vent, institutionalize, circularise, send, aerate, transmit
publicize, publicise, air, bare(verb)
"She aired her opinions on welfare"
expose to warm or heated air, so as to dry
vent, ventilate, air out, air(verb)
expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen
"air the old winter clothes"; "air out the smoke-filled rooms"
air(noun)Any specific gas.
air(noun)A jump in which one becomes airborne.
air(noun)The atmospheric substance above the surface of the earth which animals breathe, formerly considered to be a single substance, one of the four basic elements of ancient philosophy and one of the five basic elements of Eastern traditions.
air(noun)The apparently open space above the ground; the mass of this substance around the earth.
air(noun)A sense of poise, graciousness, or quality.
air(noun)Pretension; snobbishness; pretence that one is better than others.
air(noun)A song, especially a solo; an aria.
air(noun)Nothing; absence of anything.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Air is that combination of qualities which makes the entire impression we receive in a person's presence; as, we say he has the air of a scholar, or the air of a villain. Appearance refers more to the dress and other externals. We might say of a travel-soiled pedestrian, he has the appearance of a tramp, but the air of a gentleman. Expression and look especially refer to the face. Expression is oftenest applied to that which is habitual; as, he has a pleasant expression of countenance; look may be momentary; as, a look of dismay passed over his face. We may, however, speak of the look or looks as indicating all that we look at; as, he had the look of an adventurer; I did not like his looks. Bearing is rather a lofty word; as, he has a noble bearing; port is practically identical in meaning with bearing, but is more exclusively a literary word. Carriage, too, is generally used in a good sense; as, that lady has a good carriage. Mien is closely synonymous with air, but less often used in a bad sense. We say a rakish air rather than a rakish mien. Mien may be used to express some prevailing feeling; as, "an indignant mien." Demeanor goes beyond appearance, including conduct, behavior; as, a modest demeanor. Manner and style are, in large part at least, acquired. Compare BEHAVIOR.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
expose to air
List of paraphrases:
aerial, atmospheric, aviation, aérien, airline, airspace, atmosphere, aircraft, plane, 'air, aria, aériens, look, aboveground, aéreos, aérea, airstrike, aérienne, aire, aériennes, area, airborne, luft, flight, airlift, airforce, seem, airbase, aeroplane, sky, weather, airplane, range, midair, antenna, aeronautical, guei, tune, airlines, mid-air
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