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Definition of Airy

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of or relating to air; high; insubstantial; superficial; light; graceful; lively
Airy Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(a.)
Without reality; having no solid foundation; empty; trifling; visionary.
  
(a.)
Resembling air; thin; unsubstantial; not material; airlike.
  
(a.)
Relating to the spirit or soul; delicate; graceful; as, airy music.
  
(a.)
Relating or belonging to air; high in air; aerial; as, an airy flight.
  
(a.)
Open to a free current of air; exposed to the air; breezy; as, an airy situation.
  
(a.)
Light of heart; vivacious; sprightly; flippant; superficial.
  
(a.)
Having the light and aerial tints true to nature.
  
(a.)
Having an affected manner; being in the habit of putting on airs; affectedly grand.
  
(a.)
Consisting of air; as, an airy substance; the airy parts of bodies.
  
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airy
\air"y\ (&?;), a.
1. consisting of air; as, an airy substance; the airy parts of bodies.
2. relating or belonging to air; high in air; aërial; as, an airy flight. "the airy region."
3. open to a free current of air; exposed to the air; breezy; as, an airy situation.
4. resembling air; thin; unsubstantial; not material; airlike. "an airy spirit."
5. relating to the spirit or soul; delicate; graceful; as, airy music.
6. without reality; having no solid foundation; empty; trifling; visionary. "airy fame." empty sound, and airy notions.
7. light of heart; vivacious; sprightly; flippant; superficial. "merry and airy." taylor.
8. having an affected manner; being in the habit of putting on airs; affectedly grand. [colloq.]
9. (paint.) having the light and aërial tints true to nature. --elmes.
airy
adj
1. open to or abounding in fresh air; "airy rooms" [syn: aired]


2. not practical or realizable; speculative; "airy theories about socioeconomic improvement"; "visionary schemes for getting rich" [syn: impractical, visionary]


3. having little or no perceptible weight; so light as to resemble air; "airy gauze curtains"
4. characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air; "figures light and aeriform come unlooked for and melt away"- thomas carlyle; "aerial fancies"; "an airy apparition"; "physical rather than ethereal forms" [syn: aeriform, aerial, aery, ethereal]



for Vocabulary Exams of KPDS, YDS,UDS (in Turkey); and SAT in America
Delicate, ethereal.
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Awyraidd = a. aerial, airy
Awyroli = v. to become airy
Australian Slang
insubstantial, hare-brained, nothing much, in one's dreams; fancy; vague

WordNet 2.0

Adjective
1. open to or abounding in fresh air; "airy rooms"
(synonym) aired
(similar) ventilated
2. not practical or realizable; speculative; "airy theories about socioeconomic improvement"; "visionary schemes for getting rich"
(synonym) impractical, visionary, Laputan
(similar) utopian
3. having little or no perceptible weight; so light as to resemble air; "airy gauze curtains"
(similar) light
4. characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air; "figures light and aeriform come unlooked for and melt away"- Thomas Carlyle; "aerial fancies"; "an airy apparition"; "physical rather than ethereal forms"
(synonym) aeriform, aerial, aery, ethereal
(similar) insubstantial, unsubstantial, unreal
Airy Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Aviation - English - Spintra.com
A standard model for computing earth data
Airy Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Airy may refer to:
  • Sir George Biddell Airy (1801–1892), British Astronomer Royal from 1835 to 1881, for whom the following features, phenomena, and theories are named:
    • Airy (lunar crater)
    • Airy (Martian crater)
    • Airy-0, a smaller crater within the previous one on Mars, and which defines the prime meridian of the planet
    • Airy wave theory, a linear theory describing the propagation of "gravity waves" on the surface of a fluid
    • Airy disk, a diffraction pattern in optics
    • Airy beam, a non-spreading, transversely accelerating optical wavepacket
    • Airy function, a mathematical function
    • Airy points, support points chosen to minimize the distortion of the length of a physical standard (such as the International Prototype Meter)
  • Anna Airy (1882–1964), British artist

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Airy Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
Guitar Glossary
A mix where the instruments sound as though they are surrounded by a large reflective space full of air, with good high-frequency reflections. Also refers to tracks where true stereo imaging has been captured, as opposed to panned mono tracks.
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