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1 air /ˈeɚ/ noun
plural airs
1 air
/ˈeɚ/
noun
plural airs
Learner's definition of AIR
[noncount]
: the invisible mixture of gases (such as nitrogen and oxygen) that surrounds the Earth and that people and animals breathe
see also a breath of fresh air at breath
: the space or sky that is filled with air
[noncount] : methods of travel that involve flying often used before another noun
[singular] : a quality that a person or thing has often + of
[count] old-fashioned : a song or tune

clear the air

: to talk about problems, feelings, etc., in order to reach agreement or understanding

floating on air

or walking on air
: feeling very happy

give yourself airs

or put on airs
: to act in a way that shows you think you are better than other people
◊ In British English, the phrase airs and graces describes an overly superior or proud way of behaving.

hang in the air

see hang in at 1hang

in the air

: felt or sensed by many people
: expected to happen soon

nose in the air

see 1nose

off the air

of a radio or television station, program, etc.
: not being broadcast

on the air

of a radio or television station, program, etc. also on air
: being broadcast

up in the air

: not yet settled or decided

— airless

/ˈeɚləs/ adjective
2 air /ˈeɚ/ verb
airs; aired; airing
2 air
/ˈeɚ/
verb
airs; aired; airing
Learner's definition of AIR
: to place something in an open area where there is a lot of moving air to make it cool, dry, or clean
[+ object]
[no object]
: to allow air from the outside to enter something (such as a room) so that it becomes fresher or cleaner
[+ object]
usually + out in U.S. English
[no object]
usually + out in U.S. English
[+ object] : to make (something) known in public : to state (something) publicly
: to broadcast something on radio or television
[+ object]
[no object]
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