HyperDic: air_current

English > 1 sense of the expression air current:
NOUNphenomenonair current, wind, current of airair moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
English > air current: 1 sense > noun 1, phenomenon
MeaningAir moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure.
Example "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"
Synonymswind, current of air
NarrowerSanta AnaA strong hot dry wind that blows in winter from the deserts of southern California toward the Pacific Coast
airstreamA relatively well-defined prevailing wind
breeze, zephyr, gentle wind, airA slight wind (usually refreshing)
calm air, calmwind moving at less than 1 knot
chinook, chinook wind, snow eaterA warm dry wind blowing down the eastern slopes of the Rockies
crosswindwind blowing across the path of a ship or aircraft
doldrumsA belt of calms and light winds between the northern and southern trade winds of the Atlantic and Pacific
draft, draughtA current of air (usually coming into a chimney or room or vehicle)
east wind, easter, easterlyA wind from the east
fohn, foehnA warm dry wind that blows down the northern slopes of the Alps
galeA strong wind moving 45-90 knots
gust, blast, blowA strong current of air
harmattanA dusty wind from the Sahara that blows toward the western coast of Africa during the winter
headwindwind blowing opposite to the path of a ship or aircraft
high windA very strong wind
katabatic wind, catabatic windA wind caused by the downward motion of cold air
khamsinAn oppressively hot southerly wind from the Sahara that blows across Egypt in the spring
languorOppressively still air
monsoonA seasonal wind in southern Asia
monsoonAny wind that changes direction with the seasons
north wind, northerly, norther, boreasA wind that blows from the north
northwest wind, northwesterA wind from the northwest
prevailing windThe predominant wind direction
simoom, simoon, samielA violent hot sand-laden wind on the deserts of Arabia and North Africa
south wind, souther, southerlyA wind from the south
southeaster, sou'easterA strong wind from the southeast
southwester, sou'westerA strong wind from the southwest
squallsudden violent winds
tailwindwind blowing in the same direction as the path of a ship or aircraft
thermalRising current of warm air
west wind, westerwind that blows from west to east
Broaderweather, weather condition, conditions, atmospheric conditionThe atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation
SubstancesairA mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing
Spanishaire, viento
Catalanaire, vent

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