Complete Definition of "air"

see|-air
wikipedia|Air (disambiguation)
English

rank|looking|John|hour|367|air|reason|feel|behind

Pronunciation
a|UK enPR|â(r), IPA|/ÉÉ(ɹ)/, SAMPA|/[email protected](r)/
a|US enPR|âr, IPA|/Éɹ/, SAMPA|/Er/
audio|en-us-air.ogg|Audio (US)
:rhymes|ÉÉ(r)

Etymology
From AGr. term|sc=polytonic|αήÏ|tr-aér||wind, atmosphere.

Homophones
Ayr
qualifier|one pronunciation Eire
ere
err
heir

Noun
en-noun|s|-

  1. uncountable|physics|meteorology The mixture of gases comprising the earth's atmosphere.

#: The karate instructor said "air 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 air 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 air. 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 air; 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 air?

  1. obsolete|chemistry Any specific gas.
  2. snowboarding|skateboarding|_|jargon A jump in which one becomes airborne.
Translations
trans-top|gases making up the atmosphere of a planet
Arabic: ARchar|ÙÙاء (hawa')
Aramaic:

Bosnian: t-|bs|vazduh|m, t-|bs|zrak|m
Breton: aer g|Breton
Bulgarian: t+|bg|вÑздÑÑ|m|trvâzdukh|scCyrl
Catalan: aire m
Chemehuevi: nɨ'gar(ɨ)
Chinese: 空氣, ç©ºæ° (kÅngqì)
Czech: t-|cs|vzduch|m
Dutch: t+|nl|lucht|f
Esperanto: t-|eo|aero|xs=Esperanto
Finnish: t+|fi|ilma
French: t+|fr|air|m
German: t+|de|Luft|f
Greek: t-|el|αήÏ|m|scGrek, t+|el|αέÏαÏ|m|scGrek
Guarani: yvytu
Hebrew: t+|he|×××ר|m|sc=Hebr
Icelandic: t+|is|loft|n
Ido: aero
Igbo: ekuku
Indonesian: t+|id|udara|xs=Indonesian
Interlingua: aere
Italian: t+|it|aria|f
trans-mid
Japanese: ç©ºæ° (ããã, kÅ«ki); ã¨ã¢ (ea)
Korean: 공기 (空氣, gonggi)
Kurdish: t-|ku|hewa, t+|ku|ÙÙâÙا|sc=KUchar
Latin: t+|la|aer|m
Latvian: t-|lv|gaiss|m|xs=Latvian
Lithuanian: t+|lt|oras|m|xs=Lithuanian
Malay: t-|ms|udara|xs=Malay
Maltese: t-|mt|arja|f|xs=Maltese
Old English: lyft g|Old English
Persian: FAchar|ÙÙا|ÙÙÙا (hævÄ)
Polish: t-|pl|powietrze|n
Portuguese: t+|pt|ar|m
Romanian: t+|ro|aer|n
Russian: t+|ru|воздÑÑ|m|trvózdukh|scCyrl
Scottish Gaelic: adhar m, àidhear m, àile m, gaoth f, iarmailt f
Serbian:
:* Cyrillic: ваздÑÑ, зÑак m
:* Roman: vazduh, zrak m
Slovak: t-|sk|vzduch|m
Slovene: t+|sl|zrak|m
Spanish: t+|es|aire|m
Swahili: t-|sw|hewa|xs=Swahili
Swedish: t+|sv|luft|c, t-|sv|atmosfär|c
Telugu: à°à°¾à°²à°¿ (gaali)
Turkish: t+|tr|hava
Tupinambá: ybytu
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trans-top|alchemy: one of the four basic elements
Finnish: t+|fi|ilma
Icelandic: t+|is|loft|n
Italian: t+|it|aria|f
Lithuanian: t+|lt|oras|m|xs=Lithuanian
Latin: t+|la|aer|m
Latvian: t-|lv|gaiss|m|xs=Latvian
trans-mid
Polish: t-|pl|powietrze|n
Scottish Gaelic: adhar m, àile m, gaoth f
Slovene: t+|sl|zrak|m
Spanish: t+|es|aire|m
Swedish: t+|sv|luft|c
Telugu: à°à°¾à°²à°¿ (gaali)
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trans-top|music: a song, an aria
Italian: t+|it|aria|f
Japanese: t-|ja|ã¢ãªã¢|traria|scJpan
trans-mid
Scottish Gaelic: ceòlan m, fonn m, sèis m
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Verb
en-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.
Translations
trans-top|bring something into contact with the air
Bosnian: t-|bs|zraÄiti, t-|bs|izraÄiti, t-|bs|izvjetriti, t-|bs|luftirati
Breton: aerañ
Dutch: t-|nl|luchten
Finnish: t-|fi|ilmata
French: t-|fr|aérer
German: t-|de|lüften
Hebrew: t-|he|×××רר|tr'ivrér|scHebr
Icelandic: t-|is|lofta
Interlingua: aerar
Italian: t-|it|aerare
Japanese: å¹²ã (hosu)
trans-mid
Persian: FAchar|ÙÙا |ÙÙÙا داد٠(hævÄ dÄdan)
Polish: t-|pl|wietrzyÄ, t-|pl|napowietrzaÄ
Portuguese: t-|pt|arejar
Romanian: t-|ro|aera, t-|ro|aerisi
Serbian:

Slovene: zraÄiti, prezraÄiti
Spanish: t-|es|aerar, t-|es|airear
Swedish: t-|sv|lufta
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Derived terms
rel-top|terms derived from "air"
airbag
air base
air bed
airborne
airbrake
air bubble
airbus
air cargo
air chamber
Air Chief Marshal
air cleaner
Air Commodore
air-conditioned
air-conditioner
air-conditioning
air-cooled
air corridor
aircraft
aircrew
air cushion
air display
airdrome
airdrop
air duct
airfield
air flow
air force
airframe
air freight
airgun
air hole
air hostess
airing cupboard
air intake
air lane
airless
air letter
airlift
airline
airliner
airlock
airmail
airman
Air Marshal
air mattress
air navigation
airplane
air pocket
airport
air pressure
rel-mid
air pump
air purifier
air raid
air rifle
airscrew
air-sea rescue
air shaft
airshed
airship
air show
airsick
airsickness
airspace
airspeed
airstrike
airstrip
airtaxi
air terminal
airtight
air time
air-to-air
air-to-ground
air-to-surface
air traffic control
air traffic controller
air vent
Air Vice Marshal
airwaves
airway
airwoman
airworthiness
airworthy
airy
alkaline air
dephlogisticated air
fire air
fixed air
fluoro acid air
give oneself airs
hepatic air
inflammable air
in the air
mephitic air
nitrous air
on air
phlogisticated air
pure air
up in the air
vital air
vitriolic acid air
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Related terms
aero-

Category:200 English basic words
Category:Weather


Dutch

Noun
air m

  1. #English|air (pretension)

Category:Dutch nouns


French

Noun
fr-noun|m

  1. #English|air (gases of the atmosphere)
  2. tune
  3. appearance
  4. #English|air (pretension)

Related terms
avoir l'air (to seem)

Category:French nouns


Indonesian

Etymology
Common Malayo-Polynesian, compare wai.

Noun
air

  1. water

Category:Indonesian nouns


Scottish Gaelic

Preposition
air

  1. on, upon

#* air barr a' bhalla
#** on top of the wall

  1. of, concerning

#* iomradh air do ghliocas
#** a report of thy wisdom

  1. for, on account of

#* air sgàth
# for the sake of
#* air an aobhar sin
#
for that reason

  1. by

#* air ainm
#** by name

  1. with

#* móran iaruinn air bheag faobhar
#** much iron with little edge

  1. on, upon, an oath or assertion

#* air m'fhacal
#** upon my word

  1. on, upon (denoting time)
  2. with, accompanied by
  3. claim of debt

Prepositional Pronoun
rfc-header|Prepositional Pronoun
air

  1. on him, on it

#* Tha 'aodach air.
#** His clothes are on him.

  1. upon him, upon it
  2. in his possession

#* Cha d'fhuair mi ni air.
#** I got nothing in his possession.

  1. on him as a duty

Declension
orm - on me
ort - on you (singular|sing.)
air - on him
oirre - on her
oirnn - on us
oirbh - on you (plural|pl.)
orra - on them

References
The Illustrated Gaelic-English Dictionary (Birlinn Limited, 1901-1911, Compiled by Edward Dwelly)
A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Complied by Malcolm MacLennan?)

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Category:Scottish Gaelic pronouns

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