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  1. [noun] 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"

  2. [noun] travel via aircraft; "air travel involves too much waiting in airports"; "if you've time to spare go by air"
    Synonyms: travel, aviation

  3. [noun] the region above the ground; "her hand stopped in mid air"; "he threw the ball into the air"

  4. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: wave

  5. [noun] a slight wind (usually refreshing); "the breeze was cooled by the lake"; "as he waited he could feel the air on his neck"
    Synonyms: breeze, zephyr, gentle wind

  6. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: aura, atmosphere

  7. [noun] the mass of air surrounding the Earth; "there was great heat as the comet entered the atmosphere"; "it was exposed to the air"
    Synonyms: atmosphere

  8. [noun] a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven"
    Synonyms: tune, melody, strain, melodic line, line, melodic phrase

  9. [noun] once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)

  10. [verb] expose to fresh air; "aerate your old sneakers"
    Synonyms: out, aerate

  11. [verb] be broadcast; "This show will air Saturdays at 2 P.M."

  12. [verb] broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television; "We cannot air this X-rated song"
    Synonyms: send, broadcast, beam, transmit

  13. [verb] make public; "She aired her opinions on welfare"
    Synonyms: publicize, publicise, bare

  14. [verb] expose to warm or heated air, so as to dry; "Air linen"

  15. [verb] expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen; "air the old winter clothes"; "air out the smoke-filled rooms"
    Synonyms: vent, ventilate, out

  16. [adjective] relating to or characteristic of or occurring in the air; "air war"; "air safety"; "air travel"


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