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age of consent the age at which a person, usu. female, is legally considered to be competent to consent to sexual relations, used as a standard in determining whether statutory rape has occurred.
agree to be appropriate or suitable (usu. fol. by "with"). [1/6 definitions]
aha an exclamation, usu. of surprise, mockery, or triumph.
ailment a sickness or disorder, usu. physical; illness.
aim to point carefully (usu. a weapon), with the intention of hitting a target. [1/8 definitions]
air to speak about, usu. in public. [1/8 definitions]
airbrush an atomizer used to apply liquid, usu. paint, in a fine spray.
air curtain a draft of compressed air blown continuously across a doorway, usu. downward, to act as a door in maintaining interior temperature.
airfield a level surface, usu. with one or more paved runways, on which aircraft land and take off; airport.
air gun a gun that is operated by compressed air and usu. fires small pellets. [1/2 definitions]
airing a broadcast, usu. of prerecorded material, on radio or television. [1/3 definitions]
air lock an airtight compartment in which the air pressure can be regulated, usu. situated between two areas that have different air pressures, as in underwater operations. [1/2 definitions]
air pocket a downward air current that can cause an abrupt change, usu. a drop, in an aircraft's altitude.
airport a large area of level land where airplanes can land and take off, usu. including a passenger terminal and cargo and repair facilities.
airsickness motion sickness, usu. including nausea, caused by air travel.
airstrip an airfield or landing strip, usu. unpaved and without the personnel or equipment of an airport; runway.
air well a usu. central court that is enclosed by the exterior walls of a building and provides air and light.
alexandrine (sometimes cap.) in poetry, a twelve-syllable line with alternating unstressed and stressed syllables, usu. with a clear pause after six syllables. [1/2 definitions]
alight1 to step down or dismount, usu. from a conveyance. [1/2 definitions]
align to bring (oneself) into agreement, usu. with a viewpoint; to ally. [2/6 definitions]
alimony financial support given by one separated or divorced spouse to the other, usu. by legal agreement. [1/2 definitions]