air


air
air [er, ar]
n.
[ME < OFr < L aer < Gr aēr, air, mist]
1. the elastic, invisible mixture of gases (chiefly nitrogen and oxygen, as well as hydrogen, carbon dioxide, argon, neon, helium, etc.) that surrounds the earth; atmosphere
2. space above the earth; sky
3.
a) a movement of air; breeze; wind
b) cool, refreshing air; fresh air
4. COMPRESSED AIR
5. an outward appearance; general impression or feeling given by something [an air of luxury fills the room]
6. a pervading or surrounding influence or condition; general mood or social environment [controversy troubling the air at the convention; an apology designed to clear the air]
7. a person's bearing, manner, or appearance
8. [pl.] affected, superior manners and graces
9. public expression or publicity [give air to your opinions]
10. transportation or travel by aircraft [to go by air]
11. the medium through which radio signals are transmitted
12. AIR CONDITIONING
13. Music
a) a song or tune
b) the main melody in a harmonized composition, usually the soprano or treble part
adj.
of or by aircraft, air forces, etc. [air power, air safety]
vt.
1. to let air into or through; put where air can dry, cool, freshen, etc.
2. to make known publicly; publicize
3. to broadcast on radio or television
vi.
1. to become aired, dried, cooled, etc.
2. to be broadcast on radio or television
SYN.- MELODY
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☆ give the air or get the air
Slang to reject (or be rejected) as a lover
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in the air
1. current or prevalent
2. not decided; not settled; still imaginary
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on the air or off the air
Radio TV that is (or is not) broadcasting or being broadcast
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take the air
to go outdoors, as for fresh air
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up in the air
1. not settled; not decided
2. Informal angry; highly excited, agitated, etc.
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walk on air or float on air
to feel very happy, lively, or exalted

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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