travel via aircraft
"air travel involves too much waiting in airports"
"if you've time to spare go by air"
- air travel
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"
a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
"she was humming an air from Beethoven"
- melodic line - melodic phrase
once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
the mass of air surrounding the Earth
"there was great heat as the comet entered the atmosphere"
"it was exposed to the air"
a slight wind (usually refreshing)
"the breeze was cooled by the lake"
"as he waited he could feel the air on his neck"
- gentle wind
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"
the region above the ground
"her hand stopped in mid air"
"he threw the ball into the air"
a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing
the stuff that the wind consists of
"a smell of chemicals in the air"
"open a window and let in some air"
"I need some fresh air"
expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen
"air the old winter clothes"
"air out the smoke-filled rooms"
- air out
expose to warm or heated air, so as to dry
"She aired her opinions on welfare"
broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television
"We cannot air this X-rated song"
"This show will air Saturdays at 2 P.M."
expose to fresh air
"aerate your old sneakers"
- air out