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Air meaning

air - 27 dictionary results

  1. 1. the mass of air surrounding the Earth; " there was great heat as the comet entered the atmosphere"; " it was exposed to the air"
  2. 2. once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe ( Empedocles)
  3. 3. expose to warm or heated air, so as to dry; " Air linen"
  4. 4. expose to fresh air; " aerate your old sneakers"
  5. 5. The fluid which we breathe, and which surrounds the earth; the atmosphere. It is invisible, inodorous, insipid, transparent, compressible, elastic, and ponderable.
  6. 6. Symbolically: Something unsubstantial, light, or volatile.
  7. 7. A particular state of the atmosphere, as respects heat, cold, moisture, etc., or as affecting the sensations; as, a smoky air, a damp air, the morning air, etc.
  8. 8. Any aeriform body; a gas; as, oxygen was formerly called vital air.
  9. 9. Air in motion; a light breeze; a gentle wind.
  10. 10. Odoriferous or contaminated air.
  11. 11. That which surrounds and influences.
  12. 12. Utterance abroad; publicity; vent.
  13. 13. Intelligence; information.
  14. 14. A musical idea, or motive, rhythmically developed in consecutive single tones, so as to form a symmetrical and balanced whole, which may be sung by a single voice to the stanzas of a hymn or song, or even to plain prose, or played upon an instrument; a melody; a tune; an aria.
  15. 15. The peculiar look, appearance, and bearing of a person; mien; demeanor; as, the air of a youth; a heavy air; a lofty air.
  16. 16. Peculiar appearance; apparent character; semblance; manner; style.
  17. 17. An artificial or affected manner; show of pride or vanity; haughtiness; as, it is said of a person, he puts on airs.
  18. 18. The representation or reproduction of the effect of the atmospheric medium through which every object in nature is viewed.
  19. 19. Carriage; attitude; action; movement; as, the head of that portrait has a good air.
  20. 20. The artificial motion or carriage of a horse.
  21. 21. To expose to the air for the purpose of cooling, refreshing, or purifying; to ventilate; as, to air a room.
  22. 22. To expose for the sake of public notice; to display ostentatiously; as, to air one's opinion.
  23. 23. To expose to heat, for the purpose of expelling dampness, or of warming; as, to air linen; to air liquors.
  24. 24. in motion; a light breeze; a gentle wind.
  25. 25. In harmonized chorals, psalmody, part songs, etc., the part which bears the tune or melody - in modern harmony usually the upper part - is sometimes called the air.
  26. 26. The atmosphere; slight breeze; personal bearing; appearance; melody.
  27. 27. To expose to the air; to expose; to dry by warm air; to warm.

air - examples of usage

  1. 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.
  2. The war lasted long enough to prove the effect of the strategic offensive by air.
  3. The air was so fresh that it was almost cold.
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