The fluid which we breathe, and which surrounds the earth; the atmosphere. It is invisible, inodorous, insipid, transparent, compressible, elastic, and ponderable.
Symbolically: Something unsubstantial, light, or volatile.
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.
Any aeriform body; a gas; as, oxygen was formerly called vital air.
Air in motion; a light breeze; a gentle wind.
Odoriferous or contaminated air.
That which surrounds and influences.
Utterance abroad; publicity; vent.
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.
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.
The peculiar look, appearance, and bearing of a person; mien; demeanor; as, the air of a youth; a heavy air; a lofty air.
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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