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Synonyms for air

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. air(noun)

    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"

    melodic phrase, line, tune, gentle wind, airwave, melody, atmosphere, melodic line, strain, air travel, aura, zephyr, breeze, aviation

  2. air(noun)

    the region above the ground

    "her hand stopped in mid air"; "he threw the ball into the air"

    melodic phrase, line, tune, gentle wind, airwave, melody, atmosphere, melodic line, strain, air travel, aura, zephyr, breeze, aviation

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. atmosphere, air(noun)

    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

  6. air(noun)

    once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)

    melodic phrase, line, tune, gentle wind, airwave, melody, atmosphere, melodic line, strain, air travel, aura, zephyr, breeze, aviation

  7. 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

  8. air, airwave(noun)

    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"

    melodic phrase, line, tune, gentle wind, airwave, melody, atmosphere, melodic line, strain, air travel, aura, zephyr, breeze, aviation

  9. 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"

    tune, airwave, melody, atmosphere, strain, melodic line, gentle wind, air power, zephyr, breeze, aviation, line, aura, airmanship, melodic phrase, air travel

  10. air out, air, aerate(verb)

    expose to fresh air

    "aerate your old sneakers"

    send, transmit, ventilate, air out, oxygenise, oxygenate, vent, beam, oxygenize, bare, publicize, activate, broadcast, aerate, publicise

  11. air(verb)

    be broadcast

    "This show will air Saturdays at 2 P.M."

    send, aerate, ventilate, air out, vent, publicise, beam, bare, publicize, broadcast, transmit

  12. 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

  13. publicize, publicise, air, bare(verb)

    make public

    "She aired her opinions on welfare"

    aerate, publicise, beam, vent, send, ventilate, advertise, strip, broadcast, air out, publicize, denude, transmit, advertize, bare, denudate

  14. air(verb)

    expose to warm or heated air, so as to dry

    "Air linen"

    send, aerate, ventilate, air out, vent, publicise, beam, bare, publicize, broadcast, transmit

  15. 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"

    send, transmit, ventilate, air out, vent, beam, bare, publicize, give vent, broadcast, aerate, publicise


  1. air(noun)

    nimbus, liftEtymology 1, aura, atmosphere

  2. air(noun)

    Any specific gas.

    nimbus, aura, liftEtymology 1, atmosphere

  3. air(noun)

    A jump in which one becomes airborne.

    nimbus, aura, liftEtymology 1, atmosphere

  4. air(noun)

    To bring (something) into contact with the air, so as to freshen or dry it.

    liftEtymology 1, nimbus, atmosphere, aura

  5. air(noun)

    To let fresh air into a room or a building, to ventilate.

    It's getting quite stuffy in this room: let's open the windows and air it.

    aura, atmosphere, liftEtymology 1, nimbus

  6. air(noun)

    To discuss varying viewpoints on a given topic.

    atmosphere, aura, nimbus, liftEtymology 1

  7. air(noun)

    To broadcast, as with a television show.

    ...to give it an air of artistry and sophistication.

    atmosphere, liftEtymology 1, aura, nimbus

  8. air(noun)

    A sense of poise, graciousness, or quality.

    aura, nimbus, liftEtymology 1, atmosphere

  9. air(noun)

    Pretension; snobbishness; pretence that one is better than others.

    nimbus, atmosphere, aura, liftEtymology 1

  10. air(noun)

    A song, especially a solo; an aria.

    aura, liftEtymology 1, nimbus, atmosphere

  11. air(noun)

    Nothing; absence of anything.

    atmosphere, liftEtymology 1, nimbus, aura

  12. air(noun)

    An air conditioner or the processed air it produces.

    Could you turn on the air?

    liftEtymology 1, atmosphere, aura, nimbus

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. air

    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.

    appearance, bearing, behavior, carriage, demeanor, expression, fashion, look, manner, mien, port, sort, style, way

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. air(n.)

    atmosphere, atmospheric air, common air

  2. air(n.)

    gas, aeriform fluid

  3. air(n.)

    breeze, zephyr, gentle wind, breath of air

  4. air(n.)

    weather, open air, open atmosphere

  5. air(n.)

    appearance, aspect, mien, manner, look, cast, demeanor, conduct, carriage, bearing, deportment, behavior, port

  6. air(n.)

    tune, melody

  7. air(v. a.)

    expose to air

  8. air(v. a.)

    ventilate, change the air of

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. AIR

    Aerosolised Iloprost Randomised Study

  2. air

    See Medical air

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How to use air in a sentence?

  1. The IEA:

    Oil continues to dominate road transport demand, despite an increase in consumption of biofuels, electrification of mobility, with the partial exception of two and three wheelers, makes only limited inroads. This pathway suggests little change in Southeast Asia from today's congested roads and poor urban air quality.

  2. Svenja Schulze:

    We should support communities with clean air programs instead of letting ourselves succumb to diversionary tactics, that includes, for example, pushing for retrofits of diesel cars as quickly as possible.

  3. Donald Trump:

    One of the problems that a lot of people like President Donald Trump, we have very high levels of intelligence, but we're not necessarily such believers, you look at our air and our water, and it's right now at a record clean.

  4. John Veron:

    It's more than an alarm bell, it's an air raid siren.

  5. Indira Ghandi:

    Whenever you take a step forward you are bound to disturb something. You disturb the air as you go forward, you disturb the dust, the ground.

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