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Definition of Air

Air

  1. The fluid which we breathe, and which surrounds the earth; the atmosphere. It is invisible, inodorous, insipid, transparent, compressible, elastic, and ponderable.
  2. Symbolically: Something unsubstantial, light, or volatile.
  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 aeriform body; a gas; as, oxygen was formerly called vital air.
  5. Air in motion; a light breeze; a gentle wind.
  6. Odoriferous or contaminated air.
  7. That which surrounds and influences.
  8. Utterance abroad; publicity; vent.
  9. Intelligence; information.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. The peculiar look, appearance, and bearing of a person; mien; demeanor; as, the air of a youth; a heavy air; a lofty air.
  13. Peculiar appearance; apparent character; semblance; manner; style.
  14. An artificial or affected manner; show of pride or vanity; haughtiness; as, it is said of a person, he puts on airs.
  15. The representation or reproduction of the effect of the atmospheric medium through which every object in nature is viewed.
  16. Carriage; attitude; action; movement; as, the head of that portrait has a good air.
  17. The artificial motion or carriage of a horse.
  18. To expose to the air for the purpose of cooling, refreshing, or purifying; to ventilate; as, to air a room.
  19. To expose for the sake of public notice; to display ostentatiously; as, to air one's opinion.
  20. To expose to heat, for the purpose of expelling dampness, or of warming; as, to air linen; to air liquors.

Air Quotations

I decided to fly through the air and live in the sunlight and enjoy life as much as I could.
Evel Knievel

Spring won't let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again.
Gustav Mahler

It is impossible to struggle for civil rights, equal rights for blacks, without including whites. Because equal rights, fair play, justice, are all like the air: we all have it, or none of us has it. That is the truth of it.
Maya Angelou

Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
Henry Rollins

Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.
Langston Hughes
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Air Translations

air in Afrikaans is lug
air in Danish is luft
air in Dutch is lucht
air in Finnish is ilma
air in German is Luft, Miene
air in Italian is aria, arietta, etere
air in Latin is aeris, aer
air in Norwegian is luft
air in Portuguese is ar
air in Spanish is aire, airear
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