air NOUN 1) the invisible gaseous substance surrounding the earth, a mixture mainly of oxygen and nitrogen. 2) the open space above the surface of the earth. 3) (before another noun ) indicating the use of aircraft: air travel. 4) the earth's atmosphere as a medium for transmitting radio waves. 5) one of the four elements (air, earth, fire, and water) in ancient and medieval philosophy and in astrology. 6) Music a tune or short melodious composition. 7) (an air of) an impression of. 8) (airs) an affected and condescending manner.
VERB 1) express (an opinion or grievance) publicly. 2) broadcast (a programme) on radio or television. 3) expose to fresh or warm air.
airs and graces — Cf. ↑airs and graces
in the air — Cf. ↑in the air
on (or off) the air — Cf. ↑on the air
take the air — Cf. ↑take the air
up in the air — Cf. ↑up in the air
walk (or tread) on air — Cf. ↑walk on air
DERIVATIVES airless adjective.
ORIGIN Greek ar.

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