Noun Definition

air

1.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):atmosphere, aura

Category: General

2.Definition: 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"

Category: General

3.Definition: a slight wind (usually refreshing)

"The breeze was cooled by the lake", "As he waited he could feel the air on his neck"

Related Noun(s):breeze, zephyr

Category: General

4.Definition: a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence

"She was humming an air from Beethoven"

Related Noun(s):tune, line, strain, melody

Category: General

5.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):airwave

Category: General

6.Definition: once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)

Category: General

7.Definition: the mass of air surrounding the Earth

"There was great heat as the comet entered the atmosphere", "It was exposed to the air"

Related Noun(s):atmosphere

Category: Places

8.Definition: the region above the ground

"Her hand stopped in mid air", "He threw the ball into the air"

Category: Places

9.Definition: travel via aircraft

"Air travel involves too much waiting in airports", "If you've time to spare go by air"

Related Noun(s):aviation

Category: General