[ UK /ˈe‍ə/ ]
[ US /ˈɛɹ/ ]
  1. expose to warm or heated air, so as to dry
    Air linen
  2. make public
    She aired her opinions on welfare
  3. be broadcast
    This show will air Saturdays at 2 P.M.
  4. broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television
    We cannot air this X-rated song
  5. expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen
    air out the smoke-filled rooms
    air the old winter clothes
  6. expose to fresh air
    aerate your old sneakers
  1. the region above the ground
    her hand stopped in mid air
    he threw the ball into the air
  2. 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
  3. travel via aircraft
    if you've time to spare go by air
    air travel involves too much waiting in airports
  4. once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
  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. a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing
    an atmosphere of defeat pervaded the candidate's headquarters
    the place had an aura of romance
    the house had a neglected air
    an air of mystery
  7. a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
    she was humming an air from Beethoven
  8. a slight wind (usually refreshing)
    the breeze was cooled by the lake
    as he waited he could feel the air on his neck
  9. a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of
    a smell of chemicals in the air
    open a window and let in some air
    I need some fresh air
    air pollution
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How To Use air In A Sentence

  • Jeff, clad in board trunks and a T-shirt, leans back in his chair with the lappie on his, uhhh, lap, and his bare feet up on the desk. Savages
  • The aircraft descended into a wetland area and had since been forgotten about as it sank below the surface. Times, Sunday Times
  • Their dried dung is found everywhere, and is in many places the only fuel afforded by the plains; their skulls, which last longer than any other part of the animal, are among the most familiar of objects to the plainsman; their bones are in many districts so plentiful that it has become a regular industry, followed by hundreds of men (christened "bone hunters" by the frontiersmen), to go out with wagons and collect them in great numbers for the sake of the phosphates they yield; and Bad Lands, plateaus, and prairies alike, are cut up in all directions by the deep ruts which were formerly buffalo trails. VIII. The Lordly Buffalo
  • Concentration now had to be aimed at the means of transporting the aircraft from the field to the carrier in Glasgow.
  • Gone was the prim nodus; instead her long hair was parted in the center and allowed to fall loose under a veil, in a deliberate echo of the statuary poses of classical goddesses. Caesars’ Wives
  • The air had grown thick and smoky.
  • Maurice Mair seemed to spin like a teetotum and pitch upon his face like a ninepin. The Complete Father Brown
  • It's good for you to suck in fresh shore air.
  • It's impossible to look at yourself in a pair of new frames and not see another character. Times, Sunday Times
  • Once cool, release and tease hair with your fingers. The Sun
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