Relating to or characteristic of or occurring in the air
ETYM Old Eng. air, eir, French air, Latin aër, from Greek aer, air, mist, for aeier, from root ai to blow, breathe. Related to Aëry, Debonair, Malaria, Wind.
(Homonyms: err, heir).
1. A mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing.
2. The atmosphere; wind.
3. The region above the ground.
4. A distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing: SYN. aura, atmosphere.
5. A distinctive manner.
6. Medium for radio and television broadcasting; SYN. airwave.
7. (Archaic) The gaseous substance once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe.
The mixture of gases making up the Earth's atmosphere.
1. To be broadcast
2. To broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television; SYN. send, broadcast, beam, transmit.
3. To expose to warm or heated air, so as to dry
4. Expose to fresh air
5. Expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen
6. Make public