HyperDic: air

English > 15 senses of the word air:
NOUNsubstanceaira mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing
locationairthe region above the ground
attributeair, aura, atmospherea distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing
phenomenonair, breeze, zephyr, gentle winda slight wind (usually refreshing)
locationair, atmospherethe mass of air surrounding the Earth
substanceaironce thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
communicationair, tune, melody, strain, melodic line, line, melodic phrasea succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
communicationair, airwavemedium for radio and television broadcasting
actair, air travel, aviationtravel via aircraft
VERBperceptionair, air out, aerateexpose to fresh air
communicationairbe broadcast
communicationair, send, broadcast, beam, transmitbroadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television
communicationair, publicize, publicise, baremake public
changeairexpose to warm or heated air, so as to dry
changeair, vent, ventilate, air outexpose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen
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English > air: 15 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningA mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of.
Examples
  • "air pollution"
  • "a smell of chemicals in the air"
  • "open a window and let in some air"
  • "I need some fresh air"
NarrowerbreathThe air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration
hot airAir that has been heated and tends to rise
liquid airAir in a liquid state
BroadergasA fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
Substance ofwind, air current, current of airAir moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
Substancesargon, Ar, atomic number 18A colorless and odorless inert gas
krypton, Kr, atomic number 36A colorless element that is one of the six inert gasses
neon, Ne, atomic number 10A colorless odorless gaseous element that give a red glow in a vacuum tube
nitrogen, N, atomic number 7A common nonmetallic element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless inert diatomic gas
oxygen, O, atomic number 8A nonmetallic bivalent element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless nonflammable diatomic gas
xenon, Xe, atomic number 54A colorless odorless inert gaseous element occurring in the earth's atmosphere in trace amounts
Spanishaire
Catalanaire
Adjectivesaeriferousconveying air
pneumaticof or relating to or using air (or a similar gas)
Verbsaerateaerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter
aerateexpose to fresh air
aerifyturn into gas
English > air: 15 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningThe region above the ground.
Examples
  • "her hand stopped in mid air"
  • "he threw the ball into the air"
Broaderregion, partThe extended spatial location of something
Spanishaire
Catalanaire
Adjectivesaerialexisting or living or growing or operating in the air
English > air: 15 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningA distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing.
Examples
  • "an air of mystery"
  • "the house had a neglected air"
Synonymsaura, atmosphere
NarrowermystiqueAn aura of heightened value or interest or meaning surrounding a person or thing
noteA characteristic emotional quality
vibration, vibeA distinctive emotional aura experienced instinctively
BroaderqualityAn essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
Spanishaire, aura
Catalanaire, aura
English > air: 15 senses > noun 4, phenomenon
MeaningA slight wind (usually refreshing).
Example "as he waited he could feel the air on his neck"
Synonymsbreeze, zephyr, gentle wind
NarrowerbreathA slight movement of the air
fresh breezewind moving 19-24 knots
gentle breezewind moving 8-12 knots
light airwind moving 1-3 knots
light breezewind moving 4-7 knots
moderate breezewind moving 13-18 knots
sea breezeA cooling breeze from the sea (during the daytime)
strong breezewind moving 25-31 knots
Broaderwind, air current, current of airAir moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
Spanishbrisa, céfiro
Catalanbrisa, oratge, oreig
Adjectivesairyopen to or abounding in fresh air
English > air: 15 senses > noun 5, location
MeaningThe mass of air surrounding the Earth.
Example "it was exposed to the air"
Synonymatmosphere
Part ofEarth, earth, world, globeThe 3rd planet from the sun
Partsairspace, air spaceThe space in the atmosphere immediately above the earth
ionosphereThe outer region of the Earth's atmosphere
NarrowerairspaceThe atmosphere above a nation that is deemed to be under its jurisdiction
Broaderregion, partThe extended spatial location of something
Spanishaire, atmosfera, atmósfera
Catalanaire, atmosfera
English > air: 15 senses > noun 6, substance
MeaningOnce thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles).
BroaderelementOne of four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the physical universe
Usage ofarchaism, archaicismThe use of an archaic expression
Spanishaire
Catalanaire
English > air: 15 senses > noun 7, communication
MeaningA succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence.
Example"she was humming an air from Beethoven"
Synonymstune, melody, strain, melodic line, line, melodic phrase
Partsphrase, musical phraseA short musical passage
Narrowerflourish, fanfare, tucket(music) a short / short lively tune played on brass instruments
glissandoA rapid series of ascending or descending notes on the musical scale
leitmotiv, leitmotifA melodic phrase that accompanies the reappearance of a person or situation (as in Wagner's operas)
part, voiceThe melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music
roulade(music) an elaborate run of several notes sung to one syllable
signature, signature tune, theme songA melody used to identify a performer or a dance band or radio/tv program
theme, melodic theme, musical theme, idea(music) melodic subject of a musical composition
theme songA melody that recurs and comes to represent a musical play or movie
BroadermusicAn artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
Spanishaire, cuerda, línea, melodía, tonada, ton
Catalanaire, melodia, tonada
English > air: 15 senses > noun 8, communication
MeaningMedium for radio and television broadcasting.
Examples
  • "the program was on the air from 9 til midnight"
  • "the president used the airwaves to take his message to the people"
Synonymairwave
BroadermediumAn intervening substance through which signals can travel as a means for communication
Verbsairbroadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television
airbe broadcast
English > air: 15 senses > noun 9, act
Meaningtravel via aircraft.
Examples
  • "air travel involves too much waiting in airports"
  • "if you've time to spare go by air"
Synonymsair travel, aviation
Category ofbelly-landLand on the underside without the landing gear
buzzfly low
chandelleclimb suddenly and steeply
crabdirect (an aircraft) into a crosswind
crash-divedescend steeply and rapidly
crash landmake an emergency landing
cruiseTravel at a moderate speed
deplaneget off an airplane
ditchmake an emergency landing on water
emplane, enplaneboard a plane
fly, aviate, pilotOperate an airplane
flyTravel in an airplane
fly blindfly an airplane solely by relying on instruments
fly contactfly a plane by using visible landmarks or points of reference
glidefly in or as if in a glider plane
jetfly a jet plane
kitesoar or fly like a kite
land, put down, bring downCause to come to the ground
nosediveplunge / plunge nose first
pass over, overflyfly over
peel offLeave a formation
power-divemake a power dive
red-eyeTravel on an overnight flight
sailplane, soarfly a plane without an engine
solofly alone, without a co-pilot or passengers
stallCause an airplane to go into a stall
stallExperience a stall in flight, of airplanes
stoogecruise in slow or routine flights
test flyTest a plane
Narrowerflight, flyingAn instance of traveling by air
Broadertravel, traveling, travellingThe act of going from one place to another
Spanishaviación
Catalanaviació
English > air: 15 senses > verb 1, perception
Meaningexpose to fresh air.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsair out, aerate
Broaderexposeexpose or make accessible to some action or influence
Spanishairear, divulgar, orear, ventilar
Catalanairejar, divulgar, orejar, ventilar
English > air: 15 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningBe broadcast.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"This show will air Saturdays at 2 P.M."
Categorybroadcast medium, broadcastingA medium that disseminates via telecommunications
Caused byair, send, broadcast, beam, transmitbroadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television
Narrowerget on, be onAppear in a show, on T.V. or radio
Nounsairmedium for radio and television broadcasting
English > air: 15 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningbroadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"We cannot air this X-rated song"
Synonymssend, broadcast, beam, transmit
Categorybroadcast medium, broadcastingA medium that disseminates via telecommunications
Cause toairBe broadcast
Narrowerinterrogatetransmit (a signal) for setting off an appropriate response, as in telecommunication
rerun, rebroadcastbroadcast again, as of a film
satellitebroadcast or disseminate via satellite
sportscastbroadcast a sports event
telecast, televisebroadcast via television
Broaderpublicize, publicise, air, baremake public
Spanishdivulgar, emitir, radiar, retransmitir, transmitir
Catalandivulgar, emetre, radiar, transmetre
Nounsairmedium for radio and television broadcasting
English > air: 15 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaningmake public.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example"She aired her opinions on welfare"
Synonymspublicize, publicise, bare
Narrowerair, send, broadcast, beam, transmitbroadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television
bulletinmake public by bulletin
circulate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass aroundCause to become widely known
hypePublicize in an exaggerated and often misleading manner
publish, bring out, put out, issue, releasePrepare and issue for public distribution or sale
BroadertellLet something be known
Spanishairear, divulgar
English > air: 15 senses > verb 5, change
Meaningexpose to warm or heated air, so as to dry.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Air linen"
Broaderdry, dry outRemove the moisture from and make dry
Spanishairear, divulgar, orear, ventilar
Catalanairejar-se, airejar, divulgar, orejar, renovar, ventilar
English > air: 15 senses > verb 6, change
Meaningexpose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "air the old winter clothes"
  • "air out the smoke-filled rooms"
Synonymsvent, ventilate, air out
Broaderrefresh, freshenmake (to feel) fresh
Spanishairear, divulgar, orear, ventilar
Catalanairejar-se, airejar, divulgar, orejar, renovar, ventilar

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