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  Definition of Air
  1. travel via aircraft; "air travel involves too much waiting in airports"; "if you''ve time to spare go by air"
  2. 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"
  3. 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"
  4. a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven"
  5. the mass of air surrounding the Earth; "there was great heat as the comet entered the atmosphere"; "it was exposed to the air"
  6. the region above the ground; "her hand stopped in mid air"; "he threw the ball into the air"
  7. a slight wind (usually refreshing); "the breeze was cooled by the lake"; "as he waited he could feel the air on his neck"
  8. 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"
  9. once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
  10. expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen; "air the old winter clothes"; "air out the smoke-filled rooms"
  11. expose to warm or heated air, so as to dry; "Air linen"
  12. make public; "She aired her opinions on welfare"
  13. broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television; "We cannot air this X-rated song"
  14. be broadcast; "This show will air Saturdays at 2 P.M."
  15. expose to fresh air; "aerate your old sneakers"
Similar Words: air travel, aviation, aura, atmosphere, airwave, tune, melody, strain, melodic line, line, melodic phrase, breeze, zephyr, gentle wind, vent, ventilate, air out, publicize, publicise, bare, send, broadcast, beam, transmit, aerate


Hyponyms: flight, flying, mystique, note, vibrations, flourish, fanfare, tucket, glissando, roulade, leitmotiv, leitmotif, theme song, signature, signature tune, theme, melodic theme, musical theme, idea, part, voice, airspace, sea breeze, breath, light air, light breeze, gentle breeze, moderate breeze, fresh breeze, strong breeze, hot air, liquid air, bulletin, publish, bring out, put out, issue, release, circulate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass around, send, beam, transmit, satellite, sportscast, telecast, televise, interrogate, rerun, rebroadcast, get on, be on


Substance Meronyms: wind, air current, current of air


Part Meronyms: Earth, world, globe


Derivational Morphology: send, broadcast, beam, transmit, melodize, melodise, breeze, air out, aerate, activate, gasify, vaporize, vaporise, aerify, vent, venthole, vent-hole, blowhole, ventilator, discharge, venting, publicist, publicizer, publiciser, advertising, publicizing, transmission, transmitter, sender, radio beam, program, programme, broadcaster, airwave, aeration


Anagrams: ira, IRA


Language Translations:
Bosnian: vazduh and zračiti   Breton: aer and aerañ  
Bulgarian: въздух   Catalan: aire  
Chinese: 空氣   Dutch: lucht and luchten  
Esperanto: aero   Finnish: ilma and ilmata  
French: aérer and air   German: lüften and Luft  
Greek: αήρ   Hebrew: אוורר and אויר  
Icelandic: loft and lofta   Ido: aero  
Indonesian: udara   Interlingua: aerar and aere  
Italian: aerare and aria   Japanese: 空気 and 干す  
Korean: 공기   Kurdish: hewa  
Latin: aer   Latvian: gaiss  
Lithuanian: oras   Malay: udara  
Maltese: arja   Polish: powietrze and wietrzyć  
Portuguese: ar and arejar   Romanian: aer and aera  
Russian: воздух   Slovak: vzduch  
Slovene: zrak and zračiti   Spanish: aerar and aire  
Swahili: hewa   Swedish: luft and lufta  
Telugu: గాలి   Turkish: hava  
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