[ UK /ˈe‍əɹi/ ]
[ US /ˈɛɹi/ ]
  1. having little or no perceptible weight; so light as to resemble air
    airy gauze curtains
  2. characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air
    an airy apparition
    physical rather than ethereal forms
    figures light and aeriform come unlooked for and melt away
    aerial fancies
  3. not practical or realizable; speculative
    visionary schemes for getting rich
    airy theories about socioeconomic improvement
  4. open to or abounding in fresh air
    airy rooms
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How To Use airy In A Sentence

  • The Danish Dairy Board and the Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Fisheries supported this study.
  • The little divil that stole the dog-team an 'wint over the Pass in the dead o' winter for to see where the world come to an ind on the ither side, just because old Matt McCarthy was afther tellin 'her fairy stories? CHAPTER I
  • Two bus-rides and a walk in the rain later we found the old dairy farm, muttering under our breaths about the wisdom of locating such an establishment way out in the sticks.
  • There was once a fairy who created the fields and forests expressly for those in love, — in that eternal hedge-school of lovers, which is forever beginning anew, and which will last as long as there are hedges and scholars. Les Miserables
  • Bull calves from dairy herds are usually castrated, becoming steers, and sent to feedlots, where they are fattened for slaughter, usually before the age of 2.
  • An odd hairy quadruped is upsetting residents of Scott Town, Jamaica, again. Archive 2008-06-01
  • The business of the dairy, like the feeding of hogs and poultry, is originally carried on as a save-all. XI. Book I. Of the Rent of Land
  • Forage crops, pasture, and rangelands are important in feeding ruminant animals tied to the meat and dairy industries.
  • The tropane alkaloids scopolamine and hyoscyamine were extracted and analysed from N. tabacum cultured hairy roots.
  • Adopting, the additional computative burden imposed by it notwithstanding, Schonfeld's modification of Airy's formulæ, he introduced into his equations a fifth unknown quantity expressive of a possible stellar drift in galactic longitude. Scientific American Supplement, No. 829, November 21, 1891
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