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parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
into thin air, off the air, on the air, up in the air
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the tasteless, odorless, and colorless mixture of nitrogen, oxygen, and other gases that forms the earth's atmosphere.
Fish do not breathe air as humans do.
similar words:
atmosphere, gas, oxygen, ozone, stratosphere
definition 2: all that is above the ground; sky.
The kite flew high up in the air.
heaven, sky
similar words:
airspace, atmosphere, ether, stratosphere, welkin
definition 3: movement of the atmosphere; breeze or wind.
We enjoyed the cool air coming in through the window.
airflow, wind
similar words:
breath, breeze, current, draft, waft, zephyr
definition 4: the peculiar character, manner, bearing, or aspect of a person or thing.
He has a strange air.
ambiance, atmosphere, aura, character
similar words:
address, appearance, aroma, aspect, bearing, cast, climate, complexion, demeanor, feel, impression, manner, mien, odor, spirit, style, tone
definition 5: (pl.) pretense or affectation.
She is putting on airs.
affectation, affectedness, pretense
similar words:
arrogance, pretension, swank
definition 6: travel or transportation by aircraft.
He sent them by air.
airplane, plane
similar words:
aircraft, jet, jetliner
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phrase: into thin air
phrase: off the air
phrase: on the air
phrase: up in the air
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: aired, airing, airs
definition 1: to expose to the air; place outdoors.
The maid aired all the quilts.
aerate, ventilate
similar words:
fan, oxygenate, wind, winnow
definition 2: to speak about, usu. in public.
It felt good to air his problems to a sympathetic listener.
expose, ventilate
similar words:
broadcast, display, present, publicize, vent
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Homophone Note
The words air, ere, and heir sound alike, but each has a different meaning.
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  • airbag:
    a large bag that fills with air to make a cushion when a car crashes. It protects the people in the car.
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broader category including air
parts of the body associated with air
relating to lack of air air
some actions involving air
some components of air
some descriptions of air
some instruments that measure air
some sounds of air
some things that use air