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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

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

When all the world appears to be in a tumult, and nature itself is feeling the assault of climate change, the seasons retain their essential rhythm. Yes, fall gives us a premonition of winter, but then, winter, will be forced to relent, once again, to the new beginnings of soft greens, longer light, and the sweet air of spring.
Madeleine M. Kunin

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

Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air.
Jack Benny

Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. We will gain the inevitable triumph, so help us God.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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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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