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Definition of Air

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mixture of gases that make up the Earth's atmosphere; wind; ambience; appearance; tune
ventilate, aerate; expose, express publicly; broadcast (i.e on radio or television)
of or relating to air; filled-with air; early (Scottish)
Air Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
aeris, aer
Air Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
A musical idea, or motive, rhythmically developed in consecutive single tones, so as to form a symmetrical and balanced whole, which may be sung by a single voice to the stanzas of a hymn or song, or even to plain prose, or played upon an instrument; a melody; a tune; an aria.
  
(n.)
A particular state of the atmosphere, as respects heat, cold, moisture, etc., or as affecting the sensations; as, a smoky air, a damp air, the morning air, etc.
  
(n.)
Air in motion; a light breeze; a gentle wind.
  
(n.)
An artificial or affected manner; show of pride or vanity; haughtiness; as, it is said of a person, he puts on airs.
  
(n.)
Any aeriform body; a gas; as, oxygen was formerly called vital air.
  
(n.)
Carriage; attitude; action; movement; as, the head of that portrait has a good air.
  
(n.)
In harmonized chorals, psalmody, part songs, etc., the part which bears the tune or melody -- in modern harmony usually the upper part -- is sometimes called the air.
  
(n.)
Intelligence; information.
  
(n.)
Odoriferous or contaminated air.
  
(n.)
Peculiar appearance; apparent character; semblance; manner; style.
  
(n.)
Symbolically: Something unsubstantial, light, or volatile.
  
(n.)
That which surrounds and influences.
  
(n.)
The artificial motion or carriage of a horse.
  
(n.)
The fluid which we breathe, and which surrounds the earth; the atmosphere. It is invisible, inodorous, insipid, transparent, compressible, elastic, and ponderable.
  
(n.)
The peculiar look, appearance, and bearing of a person; mien; demeanor; as, the air of a youth; a heavy air; a lofty air.
  
(n.)
The representation or reproduction of the effect of the atmospheric medium through which every object in nature is viewed.
  
(n.)
To expose for the sake of public notice; to display ostentatiously; as, to air one's opinion.
  
(n.)
To expose to heat, for the purpose of expelling dampness, or of warming; as, to air linen; to air liquors.
  
(n.)
To expose to the air for the purpose of cooling, refreshing, or purifying; to ventilate; as, to air a room.
  
(n.)
Utterance abroad; publicity; vent.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
hEnglish - advanced version

air
\air\ (âr), n. [oe. air, eir, f. air, l. aër, fr. gr. 'ah`r, air, mist, for 'aϝhr, fr. root 'aϝ to blow, breathe, probably akin to e. wind. in sense 10 the french has taking a meaning fr. it. aria atmosphere, air, fr. the same latin word; and in senses 11, 12, 13 the french meaning is either fr. l. aria, or due to confusion with f. aire, in an older sense of origin, descent. cf. aëry, debonair, malaria, wind.]
1. the fluid which we breathe, and which surrounds the earth; the atmosphere. it is invisible, inodorous, insipid, transparent, compressible, elastic, and ponderable.
note: by the ancient philosophers, air was regarded as an element; but modern science has shown that it is essentially a mixture of oxygen and nitrogen, with a small amount of carbon dioxide, the average proportions being, by volume: oxygen, 20.96 per cent.; nitrogen, 79.00 per cent.; carbon dioxide, 0.04 per cent. these proportions are subject to a very slight variability. air also always contains some vapor of water.
2. symbolically: something unsubstantial, light, or volatile. "charm ache with air." he was still all air and fire. [air and fire being the finer and quicker elements as opposed to earth and water.]
3. a particular state of the atmosphere, as respects heat, cold, moisture, etc., or as affecting the sensations; as, a smoky air, a damp air, the morning air, etc.
4. any aëriform body; a gas; as, oxygen was formerly called vital air. [obs.]
5. air in motion; a light breeze; a gentle wind. let vernal airs through trembling osiers play.
6. odoriferous or contaminated air.
7. that which surrounds and influences. the keen, the wholesome air of poverty.
8. utterance abroad; publicity; vent. you gave it air before me.
9. intelligence; information. [obs.]
10. (mus.) (a) a musical idea, or motive, rhythmically developed in consecutive single tones, so as to form a symmetrical and balanced whole, which may be sung by a single voice to the stanzas of a hymn or song, or even to plain prose, or played upon an instrument; a melody; a tune; an aria. (b) in harmonized chorals, psalmody, part songs, etc., the part which bears the tune or melody -- in modern harmony usually the upper part -- is sometimes called the air.
11. the peculiar look, appearance, and bearing of a person; mien; demeanor; as, the air of a youth; a heavy air; a lofty air. "his very air."
12. peculiar appearance; apparent character; semblance; manner; style. it was communicated with the air of a secret.
12. pl. an artificial or affected manner; show of pride or vanity; haughtiness; as, it is said of a person, he puts on airs.
14. (paint.) (a) the representation or reproduction of the effect of the atmospheric medium through which every object in nature is viewed. --new am. cyc. (b) carriage; attitude; action; movement; as, the head of that portrait has a good air.
15. (man.) the artificial motion or carriage of a horse.
note: air is much used adjectively or as the first part of a compound term. in most cases it might be written indifferently, as a separate limiting word, or as the first element of the compound term, with or without the hyphen; as, air bladder, air-bladder, or airbladder; air cell, air-cell, or aircell; air-pump, or airpump.
air
balloon. see balloon.
air
bath. (a) an apparatus for the application of air to the body. (b) an arrangement for drying substances in air of any desired temperature.
air
castle. see castle in the air, under castle.
air
compressor, a machine for compressing air to be used as a motive power.
air
crossing, a passage for air in a mine.
air
c



 air out 
 air-tight 
 hot air 
 royal air force 
 inflammable air 
 residual air 
 air trap 
 to take air 
 air lock 
 vital air 
 puff of air 
 air gas 
 up in the air 
 supplemental air 
 to take the air 
 walking on air 
 air drill 
 walk on air 
 hole in the air 
 thin air 
 air sleeve 
 air spring 
 dephlogisticated air 
 air level 
 air fountain 
 air stove 
The Phrase Finder
Origin
From Shakespeare's Othello.
Clown: Then put up your pipes in your bag, for I'll away:
go; vanish into air; away!
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Irish Gaelic words and phrases
on it, on him
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
aer m.
air of song: fonn
v., beir gaoth do
English Phonetics

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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Agerfa = n. air rent
Awyr = n. the air, the sky
Awyrell = n. an air vessel
Awyren = n. air vessel, balloon
Awyro = v. to air, to make air
Ffen = n. a flowing principle; air
Ffenestr = n. air hole; window, it is used figuratively for the vagina
Wybreiddio = v. to become as air
Wybriad = n. what exists in air
Wybro = v. form air; to go into air; to soar in the air
The Devil's Dictionary
Air, (n.)

A nutritious substance supplied by a bountiful Providence for the fattening of the poor.
  
The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce, 1911 (About)
Anagram
   ira
Australian Slang
sport: the amount of height gained when getting airborne, e.g. “Great air!; surfing, skating, etc.: a controlled manoeuvre in which the rider and board become airborne; an aerial
1. mean sum, quantity; 2. ordinary, not extreme; 3. average
pretence of playing an imaginary guitar: "alone in his room playing air guitar"
flight attendant, aerial waitress and lifejacket demonstrator
formalised kiss in which the cheeks sometimes touch but never the lips
twitching of the upheld pointer and index fingers of both hands to mark out a spoken word as a quotation or otherwise distance oneself from the word
come and have a look at it
sport: to become airborne
empty, pretentious talk or writing
crazy; very angry
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. 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"
(hypernym) gas
(hyponym) breath
(substance-holonym) wind, air current, current of air
(substance-meronym) argon, Ar, atomic number 18
(derivation) air out, aerate
2. travel via aircraft; "air travel involves too much waiting in airports"; "if you've time to spare go by air"
(synonym) air travel, aviation
(hypernym) travel, traveling, travelling
(hyponym) flight, flying
(class) pass over, overfly
3. the region above the ground; "her hand stopped in mid air"; "he threw the ball into the air"
(hypernym) region, part
4. 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"
(synonym) airwave
(hypernym) medium
5. a slight wind (usually refreshing); "the breeze was cooled by the lake"; "as he waited he could feel the air on his neck"
(synonym) breeze, zephyr, gentle wind
(hypernym) wind, air current, current of air
(hyponym) sea breeze
6. 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"
(synonym) aura, atmosphere
(hypernym) quality
(hyponym) mystique
7. the mass of air surrounding the Earth; "there was great heat as the comet entered the atmosphere"; "it was exposed to the air"
(synonym) atmosphere
(hypernym) region, part
(hyponym) airspace
(part-holonym) Earth, world, globe
(part-meronym) airspace, air space
8. a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven"
(synonym) tune, melody, strain, melodic line, line, melodic phrase
(hypernym) music
(hyponym) flourish, fanfare, tucket
(part-meronym) phrase, musical phrase
9. once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
(hypernym) element
(classification) archaism, archaicism

Verb
1. expose to fresh air; "aerate your old sneakers"
(synonym) air out, aerate
(hypernym) expose
2. be broadcast; "This show will air Saturdays at 2 P.M."
(hyponym) get on, be on
(derivation) airwave
(classification) broadcast medium, broadcasting
3. broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television; "We cannot air this X-rated song"
(synonym) send, broadcast, beam, transmit
(hypernym) publicize, publicise, bare
(hyponym) satellite
(derivation) airwave
(classification) broadcast medium, broadcasting
4. make public; "She aired her opinions on welfare"
(synonym) publicize, publicise, bare
(hypernym) tell
(hyponym) bulletin
5. expose to warm or heated air, so as to dry; "Air linen"
(hypernym) dry, dry out
6. expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen; "air the old winter clothes"; "air out the smoke-filled rooms"
(synonym) vent, ventilate, air out
(hypernym) refresh, freshen

Adjective
1. relating to or characteristic of or occurring in the air; "air war"; "air safety"; "air travel"
(synonym) air(a)
(antonym) land(a)
(similar) aerial
Air Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Raynet Business & Marketing Glossary
the average retail price of all products sold (sales divided by items sold).
Copyright © 2001, Ray Wright
Glossary of petroleum Industry
balanced beam-pumping unit (See sucker-rod pumping.)
Company Info: Ticker, Name, Description
A A R CORP
Exchange: NYSE
Purchases, sells and leases wide variety of new, used and overhauled aviation products; Distributes new aviation hardware and parts; Purchases, sells, leases and lease finances new and used jet aircraft, aircraft engines and components; Provides wide range of services, parts, component exchange and other products as part of its overhaul
Air Canada
Exchange: Nasdaq
Provides scheduled and chartered air transportation.
Air Methods Corporation
Exchange: Nasdaq
Provides aeromedical emergency transport services; And designs, manufactures and installs medical aircraft interiors and other aerospace products, such as modular, multi-functional interiors, multi-mission interiors and medical suites for fixed wing aircraft.
AIR PACKAGING TECH INC
Exchange: OTCBB
Not Available
Air T, Inc.
Exchange: Nasdaq
Holding company with subsidiaries which perform contract overnight cargo delivery of small package air freight; Sell aircraft parts; And provide engine overhaul management services for commercial and military aircraft.
Air Products and Chemical
Exchange: NYSE
Recovers and distributes industrial gases, such as oxygen, nitrogen, argon and hydrogen and a variety of medical and specialty gases; Produces and markets specialty chemicals and intermediates, such as polymer emulsions, polyvinyl alcohol, pressure sensitive additives, specialty additives and epoxy additives, amines, and
AIR BROOK AIRPORT EXPRESS
Exchange: OTCBB
Not Available
Air Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
(*) In artillery and naval gunfire support, a spotting, or an observation, by a spotter or an observer to indicate that a burst or group of bursts occurred before impact.
  
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Military Abbreviations
area of intelligence responsibility
NATO Acronyms
Area of Intelligence Responsibility
International Relations and Security Acronyms
Aviation Item Reports; Aircraft Incident Report; Aircraft Inventory Record; Aerospace Information Report
Air Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Phobia
Fear of vomiting secondary to airsickness
Fear of drafts, air swallowing, or airbourne noxious substances, air and gases
Fear of wind.
Also known as Anemophobia
Dream Dictionary
This dream denotes a withering state of things, and bodes no good to the dreamer.

To dream of breathing hot air suggests that you will be influenced to evil by oppression.

To feel cold air, denotes discrepancies in your business, and incompatibility in domestic relations.

To feel oppressed with humidity, some curse will fall on you that will prostrate and close down on your optimistical views of the future.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Air Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Telecom Terms
Additive Increase Rate
WEATHER&METEOROLOGY
This is considered the mixture of gases that make up the earth's atmosphere. The principal gases that compose dry air are Nitrogen (N2) at 78.09%, Oxygen (O2) at 20.946%, Argon (A) at 0.93%, and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) at 0.033%. One of the most important constituents of air and most important gases in meteorology is water vapor (H2O).
Technical English by wpv
A substance containing by volume approximately 78 - 79% nitrogen; 20.95% oxygen, .94% argon, traces of carbon dioxide, helium, etc.
Automotive Acronyms
1 Secondary AIR Injection [SAE J1930]
2 Air Injection Reactor [OBD-I]
Automotive Glossary
Air Injection Reactor.
Motoring 2000
Aviation - English - Spintra.com
ground ranging (AGR).
Aircraft Photographic Glossary
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Aircraft Maintenance Acronymns
Aircraft Inventory Record
Air Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
ATM Forum
Additive Increase Rate: An ABR service parameter, AIR controls the rate at which the cell transmission rate increases. It is signaled as AIRF, where AIRF = AIR*Nrm/PCR.
Computer Abbreviations v1.5
Architecture Implementation Review
9300+ Computer Acronyms
Architecture Implementation Review
Internet and Chat Abbreviations
As I Remember; As I Recall
Desktop Publishing Glossary
An amount of white space in a layout.
Henry Budgett
Air Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Adobe AIR (formerly Adobe Integrated Runtime) is a cross-platform runtime system developed by Adobe Systems for building desktop applications and mobile applications, programmed using Adobe Flash, ActionScript and optionally Apache Flex. The runtime supports installable applications on Windows, OS X and mobile operating systems like Android, iOS and BlackBerry Tablet OS. It also originally ran on Linux, but support was discontinued as of version 2.6 in 2011.

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Air is the name given to the Earth's atmosphere.

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The atmosphere of Earth is the layer of gases surrounding the planet Earth that is retained by Earth's gravity. The atmosphere protects life on Earth by absorbing ultraviolet solar radiation, warming the surface through heat retention (greenhouse effect), and reducing temperature extremes between day and night (the diurnal temperature variation).

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The Aïr Mountains or Aïr Massif (; Hausa: Eastern Azbin, Western Abzin) is a triangular massif, located in northern Niger, within the Sahara Desert. Part of the West Saharan montane xeric woodlands ecoregion, they rise to more than and extend over . Lying in the midst of desert north of the 17th parallel, the Aïr plateau, with an average altitude between , forms an island of Sahel climate which supports a wide variety of life, many pastoral and farming communities, and dramatic geological and archaeological sites. There are notable archaeological excavations in the region that illustrate the prehistoric past of this region. The endangered painted hunting dog (Lycaon pictus) once existed in this region, but may now be extirpated due to human population pressures in this region.

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Air Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
Scuba Diving
a gas mixture containing 21% oxygen, 78% nitrogen, and 1% other gases (mainly argon); compressed air is used for recreational scuba diving.
Glossary Of Windsurfing Terminology
Phrases like 'getting air', 'big air' and 'air time' are often heard after a good jumping or wave sailing session.
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Skateboarding Glossary
What it is called when riders clear jumps or obstacles.
Air Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
The colorless, odorless, tasteless, gaseous mixture that makes up the earth's Atmosphere. Four gases comprise 99.997 percent (by volume) of clean, dry, air: Nitrogen (78.084 percent); Oxygen (20.946 percent); Argon (0.934 percent); and Carbon Dioxide (0.033 percent). The remaining components include neon, helium, methane, krypton, nitrous oxide, hydrogen, xenon, and various organic vapors. Under normal conditions, air contains up to about 3 percent water vapor (by volume) and many solid, liquid, or gaseous contaminants introduced by human activities and natural causes such as wind erosion and the burning of fossil fuels.
Air Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
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Air Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
the atmosphere, as opposed to the higher regions of the sky (1 Thess. 4:17; Rev. 9:2; 16:17). This word occurs once as the rendering of the Hebrew ruah (Job 41:16); elsewhere it is the rendering of shamaiyim, usually translated "heavens." The expression "to speak into the air" (1 Cor. 14:9) is a proverb denoting to speak in vain, as to "beat the air" (1 Cor. 9:26) denotes to labour in vain.
Rakefet
Air One of the four primary elements which also include fire, water, and earth. It does not denote the earth's atmosphere, since ordinary air is a particular gas, and the gaseous state is only one of the conditions of matter -- it might be called the air division or air condition of earth, since earth denotes physical matter. The primary elements have secondary derivatives, and these have again other derivatives. In the first round only one element was developed, fire; in the second round the elements were fire and air; in the third, water was added; in the fourth, earth; and ether will appear in the fifth round. Fire is spoken of as the One, air as the Two, water as the Three, earth as the Four. Air is the Father, the creative element. The Vishnu-Purana describes the attributes of air: it corresponds to the sense of touch, and gives bulk.
The states of matter give clues by means of correspondence to the understanding of the primary elements. Gases are indefinitely expansible and their particles have great freedom and range of movement and are always in rapid motion. It would seem by analogy that the solid state corresponds to the physical planes, the liquid state to the astral or psychic plane, air to mind, and fire to spirit. Air may be called the vehicle of fire, as mind is the vehicle of spirit. Fire is analogous to points or foci of energy; air, being number two, suggests lines of force or radiation, motion. The air which, according to the teaching of the medieval Fire-philosophers, is the domain of sylphs is certainly not our familiar mixture of oxygen and nitrogen, which is merely a correspondence of the element on our plane; it is when on our own astral air plane that these beings may be encountered.
Air Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS USED IN HSE
Association of Independent Railways
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
noun
mixture of gases (mainly oxygen and nitrogen) which cannot be seen, but which exists all around us and which is breathed; the air in the mountains felt cold; he breathed the polluted air into his lungs
air bed = mattress which is filled with air, used to prevent the formation of bedsores
see also CONDUCTION
air embolism = interference with blood flow caused by air bubbles
air hunger = condition where the patient needs air because of lack of oxygen in the tissues
air passages = tubes, formed of the nose, pharynx, larynx, trachea and bronchi, which take air to the lungs
air sac or alveolus = small sac in the lungs which contains air