Pronunciation: âr
n.1.The fluid which we breathe, and which surrounds the earth; the atmosphere. It is invisible, inodorous, insipid, transparent, compressible, elastic, and ponderable.
2.Symbolically: Something unsubstantial, light, or volatile.
He was still all air and fire.
- Macaulay
3.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.
4.Any aëriform body; a gas; as, oxygen was formerly called vital air.
5.Air in motion; a light breeze; a gentle wind.
6.Odoriferous or contaminated air.
7.That which surrounds and influences.
The keen, the wholesome air of poverty.
- Wordsworth.
8.Utterance abroad; publicity; vent.
You gave it air before me.
- Dryden.
9.Intelligence; information.
10.(Mus.) 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.
11.The peculiar look, appearance, and bearing of a person; mien; demeanor; as, the air of a youth; a heavy air; a lofty air.
12.Peculiar appearance; apparent character; semblance; manner; style.
12.An artificial or affected manner; show of pride or vanity; haughtiness; as, it is said of a person, he puts on airs.
14.(Paint.) The representation or reproduction of the effect of the atmospheric medium through which every object in nature is viewed.
15.(Man.) The artificial motion or carriage of a horse.
Air balloon
See Balloon.
Air bath
a - An apparatus for the application of air to the body.
b - An arrangement for drying substances in air of any desired temperature.
Air castle
See Castle in the air, under Castle.
Air compressor
a machine for compressing air to be used as a motive power.
Air crossing
a passage for air in a mine.
Air cushion
an air-tight cushion which can be inflated; also, a device for arresting motion without shock by confined air.
Air fountain
a contrivance for producing a jet of water by the force of compressed air.
Air furnace
a furnace which depends on a natural draft and not on blast.
Air line
a straight line; a bee line.
as, air-line road.
Air lock
(Hydr. Engin.) an intermediate chamber between the outer air and the compressed-air chamber of a pneumatic caisson.
Air port
(Nav.) a scuttle or porthole in a ship to admit air.
- Knight.
Air spring
a spring in which the elasticity of air is utilized.
Air thermometer
a form of thermometer in which the contraction and expansion of air is made to measure changes of temperature.
Air threads
Air trap
a contrivance for shutting off foul air or gas from drains, sewers, etc.; a stench trap.
Air trunk
a pipe or shaft for conducting foul or heated air from a room.
Air valve
a valve to regulate the admission or egress of air; esp. a valve which opens inwardly in a steam boiler and allows air to enter.
Air way
a passage for a current of air; as the air way of an air pump; an air way in a mine.
In the air
a - Prevalent without traceable origin or authority, as rumors.
b - Not in a fixed or stable position; unsettled.
c - (Mil.) Unsupported and liable to be turned or taken in flank; as, the army had its wing in the air.
on the air
currently transmitting; live; - used of radio and television broadcasts, to indicate that the images and sounds being picked up by cameras and microphones are being broadcast at the present moment.
To take air
to be divulged; to be made public.
To take the air
to go abroad; to walk or ride out.
v. t.1.To expose to the air for the purpose of cooling, refreshing, or purifying; to ventilate; as, to air a room.
[imp. & p. p. Aired (ârd); p. pr. & vb. n. Airing.]
It were good wisdom . . . that the jail were aired.
- Bacon.
2.To expose for the sake of public notice; to display ostentatiously; as, to air one's opinion.
Airing a snowy hand and signet gem.
- Tennyson.
3.To expose to heat, for the purpose of expelling dampness, or of warming; as, to air linen; to air liquors.
Noun1.Airair - 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"
2.Airair - travel via aircraft; "air travel involves too much waiting in airports"; "if you've time to spare go by air"
Synonyms: air travel, aviation
3.air - the region above the ground; "her hand stopped in mid air"; "he threw the ball into the air"
4.Airair - 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"
Synonyms: airwave
5.Airair - a slight wind (usually refreshing); "the breeze was cooled by the lake"; "as he waited he could feel the air on his neck"
6.air - 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"
Synonyms: aura, atmosphere
7.air - the mass of air surrounding the Earth; "there was great heat as the comet entered the atmosphere"; "it was exposed to the air"
Synonyms: atmosphere
8.Airair - a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven"
9.air - once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
Verb1.air - expose to fresh air; "aerate your old sneakers"
Synonyms: aerate, air out
2.air - be broadcast; "This show will air Saturdays at 2 P.M."
3.air - broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television; "We cannot air this X-rated song"
4.air - make public; "She aired her opinions on welfare"
5.air - expose to warm or heated air, so as to dry; "Air linen"
6.air - expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen; "air the old winter clothes"; "air out the smoke-filled rooms"
Synonyms: ventilate, air out, vent
Adj.1.air - relating to or characteristic of or occurring in the air; "air war"; "air safety"; "air travel"
land - relating to or characteristic of or occurring on land; "land vehicles"
sea - relating to or characteristic of or occurring on the sea or ships; "sea stories"; "sea smells"; "sea traffic"

AIR. That fluid transparent substance which surrounds our globe.
     2. No property can be had in the air it belongs equally to all men, being indispensable to their existence. To poison or materially to change the air, to the annoyance of the public, is a nuisance. Cro. Cr. 610; 2 Ld. Raym 1163; I Burr. 333; 1 Str. 686 Hawk. B. 1, c. 75, s. 10; Dane's Ab. Index h.t. But this must be understood with this qualification, that no one has a right to use the air over another man's land, in such a manner as to be injurious to him. See 4 Campb. 219; Bowy. Mod. Civ. Law, 62; 4 Bouv. Inst. n. 36 1; Grot. Droit de la Guerre et de la Paix, liv. 2, c. 2, Sec. 3, note, 3 et 4.
     3. It is the right of the proprietor of an estate to enjoy the light and air that will come to him, and, in general, no one has a right to deprive him of them; but sometimes in building, a man opens windows over his neighbor's ground, and the latter, desirous of building on his own ground, necessarily stops the windows already built, and deprives the first builder of light and air; this he has the right to do, unless the windows are ancient lights, (q.v.) or the proprietor has acquired a right by grant or prescription to have such windows open. See Crabb on R. P. Sec. 444 to 479 and Plan. Vide Nuisance.

(standard)AIR - A future infrared standard from IrDA. AIR will provide in-room multipoint to multipoint connectivity. AIR supports a data rate of 4 Mbps at a distance of 4 metres, and 250 Kbps at up to 8 metres. It is designed for cordless connections to multiple peripherals and meeting room collaboration applications.

See also IrDA Data and IrDA Control
A.I.R. - Automatic Image Refinement (Canon) To feel cold air in your dream, signifies discordance in your domestic relations and setbacks in your business affairs. You may be in danger of losing touch with reality. To dream that you are breathing hot air, signifies the influence of evil around you.CAT, Caelus, action, actions, activity, acts, address, advertise, aerate, aerodynamics, aerospace, aerosphere, affectation, air, air hole, air out, air pocket, air-condition, air-cool, airify, airspace, airy nothing, analyze, aria, atom, atomic particles, aura, azure, bearing, behavior, behavior pattern, behavioral norm, behavioral science, blazon forth, blue sky, brandish, break it to, break the news, breathe, breeze, broach, broadcast, brow, brute matter, bubble, building block, bump, caelum, canopy, canopy of heaven, canto, cantus, canvass, carriage, cast, cast of countenance, ceiling, cerulean, chaff, chemical element, chip, climate, cobweb, color, come out with, comment upon, complexion, component, comportment, conduct, confide, confide to, consider, constituent, controvert, cooling breeze, cope, cork, countenance, cross-ventilate, crosswind, culture pattern, custom, dangle, deal with, debate, declare, deliberate, deliberate upon, demeanor, demonstrate, deportment, descant, discourse about, discover, discuss, divulgate, divulge, doing, doings, down, dust, earth, element, elementary particle, elementary unit, emblazon, empty space, empyrean, ether, evulgate, examine, exchange views, exhibit, face, facial appearance, fairy, fan, favor, favorable wind, feather, feature, features, feel, feeling, fire, firmament, flash, flaunt, flourish, flue, fluff, fluid, foam, fog, folkway, freshen, front, froth, fundamental particle, fuzz, gale, garb, gas, gentle wind, gestures, give, give out, give vent to, go into, goings-on, gossamer, guise, halogen gas, handle, head wind, heaven, heavens, high-pressure area, hold up, hole, hyaline, hyle, hypostasis, illusion, inert gas, investigate, ionosphere, jetstream, knock around, lay, let get around, let in on, let out, lift, lifts, light air, light breeze, light wind, line, lineaments, lines, looks, low-pressure area, maintien, make known, make public, manifest, manner, manners, material, material world, materiality, matter, measure, melodia, melodic line, melody, method, methodology, methods, mien, milieu, mist, moderate breeze, modus vivendi, molecule, monad, mote, motions, movements, moves, natural world, nature, noise abroad, note, observable behavior, ocean breeze, onshore breeze, open up, out with, overcast, overtone, oxygenate, oxygenize, parade, pass under review, pattern, phantom, physical world, physiognomy, plenum, pneumatics, pocket, poise, port, pose, posture, practice, praxis, presence, procedure, proceeding, proclaim, publish, put, put forth, put forward, put out, quality, rap, reason, reason about, reason the point, refrain, refresh, review, roughness, sea breeze, sense, set, shadow, sift, sky, smoke, social science, softblowing wind, solo, solo part, song, soprano part, soup, space, spirit, sponge, sport, spume, stance, starry heaven, state, strain, stratosphere, straw, study, stuff, style, substance, substratosphere, substratum, tactics, tail wind, take up, talk, talk about, talk of, talk over, tell, the blue, the blue serene, the four elements, thin air, thistledown, thresh out, tone, traits, treat, treble, tropopause, troposphere, trough, trumpet, trumpet forth, tune, turbulence, turn, undertone, unit of being, utter, vapor, vault, vault of heaven, vaunt, vent, ventilate, visage, visibility, visibility zero, water, wave, way, way of life, ways, welkin, wind, winnow, zephyr
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