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KK Pronunciation

〔 єr,ær 〕


〔 єә 〕

Overview of noun air

The noun air has 9 senses

  • air -- (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")

  • air -- (the region above the ground; "her hand stopped in mid air"; "he threw the ball into the air")

  • air, aura, atmosphere -- (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")

  • breeze, zephyr, gentle wind, air -- (a slight wind (usually refreshing); "the breeze was cooled by the lake"; "as he waited he could feel the air on his neck")

  • atmosphere, air -- (the mass of air surrounding the Earth; "there was great heat as the comet entered the atmosphere"; "it was exposed to the air")

  • air -- (once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles))

  • tune, melody, air, strain, melodic line, line, melodic phrase -- (a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven")

  • air, airwave -- (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")

  • air travel, aviation, air -- (travel via aircraft; "air travel involves too much waiting in airports"; "if you've time to spare go by air")

Overview of verb air

The verb air has 6 senses

  • air out, air, aerate -- (expose to fresh air; "aerate your old sneakers")

  • air -- (be broadcast; "This show will air Saturdays at 2 P.M.")

  • air, send, broadcast, beam, transmit -- (broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television; "We cannot air this X-rated song")

  • publicize, publicise, air, bare -- (make public; "She aired her opinions on welfare")

  • air -- (expose to warm or heated air, so as to dry; "Air linen")

  • vent, ventilate, air out, air -- (expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen; "air the old winter clothes"; "air out the smoke-filled rooms")