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adverb
  1. (context, Scottish English, Provincial English) above, Above.
    • The ceiling fair that rose . - J. R. Drake
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initialism
  1. American Federation of Teachers
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noun
  1. (uncountable, physics, meteorology) The mixture of gases comprising the earth's atmosphere.
The karate instructor said " is the one thing you can't go five minutes without; when you spar, you have to remember to breathe."
  1. (uncountable, alchemy) One of the four basic elements.
  2. (India, and, Japan) One of the five basic elements (see w:Classical_element, Wikipedia article on the Classical elements).
  3. A feeling or sense.
...to give it an of artistry and sophistication.
  1. (obsolete) A sense of poise, graciousness, or quality.
    • 1815, Jane Austen, Emma, s:Emma/Volume 1/Chapter 4, Volume I, Chapter 4:
    • : "He is very plain, undoubtedly--remarkably plain:--but that is nothing compared with his entire want of gentility. I had no right to expect much, and I did not expect much; but I had no idea that he could be so very clownish, so totally without . I had imagined him, I confess, a degree or two nearer gentility."
      1. (context, usually plural) pretentious, Pretension; snobby, snobbishness; pretence that one is better than others.
    • ...putting on airs...
      1. (music) A song, especially a solo; an aria.
    • 1813, Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, s:Pride and Prejudice/Chapter 18, Chapter 18:
    • : "If I," said Mr. Collins, "were so fortunate as to be able to sing, I should have great pleasure, I am sure, in obliging the company with an ; for I consider music as a very innocent diversion, and perfectly compatible with the profession of a clergyman..."
      1. (uncountable) An air conditioner or the processed air it produces.
      Could you turn on the ?
      1. (obsolete, chemistry) Any specific gas.
      2. (snowboarding, skateboarding, _, jargon) A jump in which one becomes airborne.
verb
  1. To bring (something) into contact with the air, so as to freshen or dry it.
  2. To discuss varying viewpoints on a given topic.
    • 1917, National Geographic, s:National Geographic Magazine/Volume 31/March 1917/Russia's Democrats, v.31, March 1917:
    • : Thus, in spite of all opposition, the rural and urban assemblies retained the germ of local government, and in spite of the dual control, as the result of which much of their influence was nullified, they did have a certain value in airing abuses and suggesting improvements.
      1. To broadcast, as with a television show.
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adverb
  1. (archaic) At all, in any degree.
pronoun
  1. anything
    • 1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 29.
    • : to other objects, which for we know, may be only in appearance similar ;
      1. (archaic) zero
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adjective
  1. (context, archaic, Northern English dialect) old
Ava Tweet Definition of Ava Like Definition of Ava on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female, , ) that has become popular in the 2000s in all English-speaking countries.

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