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Definition 1: travel via aircraft - [noun denoting act]

Samples where air or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • air travel involves too much waiting in airports
  • if you've time to spare go by air

Synonyms for air in the sense of this definition

(air is a kind of ...) the act of going from one place to another

"he enjoyed selling but he hated the travel"

(... is a kind of air ) an instance of traveling by air

"flying was still an exciting adventure for him"

(air is the domain which ... is member of) fly in or as if in a glider plane

(air is the domain which ... is member of) soar or fly like a kite

"The pilot kited for a long time over the mountains"

(air is the domain which ... is member of) fly a plane without an engine

(air is the domain which ... is member of) make a power dive

"The airplane power-dived"

(air is the domain which ... is member of) plunge nose first; drop with the nose or front first, of aircraft

(air is the domain which ... is member of) descend steeply and rapidly

(air is the domain which ... is member of) climb suddenly and steeply

"The airplane chandelled"

(air is the domain which ... is member of) land on the underside without the landing gear

(air is the domain which ... is member of) make an emergency landing

(air is the domain which ... is member of) make an emergency landing on water

(air is the domain which ... is member of) cause to come to the ground

"the pilot managed to land the airplane safely"

(air is the domain which ... is member of) get off an airplane

(air is the domain which ... is member of) board a plane

(air is the domain which ... is member of) fly a jet plane

(air is the domain which ... is member of) test a plane

(air is the domain which ... is member of) fly over

"The plane passed over Damascus"

(air is the domain which ... is member of) travel in an airplane

"she is flying to Cincinnati tonight" "Are we driving or flying?"

(air is the domain which ... is member of) travel on an overnight flight

"The candidate red-eyed from California to the East Coast the night before the election to give a last stump speech"

(air is the domain which ... is member of) travel at a moderate speed

"Please keep your seat belt fastened while the plane is reaching cruising altitude"

(air is the domain which ... is member of) cruise in slow or routine flights

(air is the domain which ... is member of) cause an airplane to go into a stall

(air is the domain which ... is member of) experience a stall in flight, of airplanes

(air is the domain which ... is member of) fly low

"Planes buzzed the crowds in the square"

(air is the domain which ... is member of) direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind

(air is the domain which ... is member of) operate an airplane

"The pilot flew to Cuba"

(air is the domain which ... is member of) fly an airplane solely by relying on instruments

(air is the domain which ... is member of) fly a plane by using visible landmarks or points of reference

(air is the domain which ... is member of) fly alone, without a co-pilot or passengers

(air is the domain which ... is member of) leave a formation

Definition 2: a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where air or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for air in the sense of this definition

(air is a kind of ...) an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

"the quality of mercy is not strained"

(... is a kind of air ) an aura of heightened value or interest or meaning surrounding a person or thing

(... is a kind of air ) a characteristic emotional quality

"it ended on a sour note" "there was a note of gaiety in her manner" "he detected a note of sarcasm"

(... is a kind of air ) a distinctive emotional aura experienced instinctively

"that place gave me bad vibrations" "it gave me a nostalgic vibe"

Definition 3: a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where air or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she was humming an air from Beethoven

Synonyms for air in the sense of this definition

(air is a kind of ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

(... is a kind of air ) (music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments

"he entered to a flourish of trumpets" "her arrival was greeted with a rousing fanfare"

(... is a kind of air ) the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music

"he tried to sing the tenor part"

(... is a kind of air ) (music) melodic subject of a musical composition

"the theme is announced in the first measures" "the accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it"

(... is a kind of air ) a melody used to identify a performer or a dance band or radio/tv program

(... is a kind of air ) a melody that recurs and comes to represent a musical play or movie

(... is a kind of air ) a melodic phrase that accompanies the reappearance of a person or situation (as in Wagner's operas)

(... is a kind of air ) (music) an elaborate run of several notes sung to one syllable

(... is a kind of air ) a rapid series of ascending or descending notes on the musical scale

(air is a part of ...) a short musical passage

Definition 4: medium for radio and television broadcasting - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where air or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the program was on the air from 9 til midnight
  • the president used the airwaves to take his message to the people

Synonyms for air in the sense of this definition

(air is a kind of ...) an intervening substance through which signals can travel as a means for communication

Definition 5: the region above the ground - [noun denoting location]

Samples where air or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her hand stopped in mid air
  • he threw the ball into the air

(air is a kind of ...) the extended spatial location of something

"the farming regions of France" "religions in all parts of the world" "regions of outer space"

Definition 6: the mass of air surrounding the Earth - [noun denoting location]

Samples where air or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was great heat as the comet entered the atmosphere
  • it was exposed to the air

Synonyms for air in the sense of this definition

(air is a kind of ...) the extended spatial location of something

"the farming regions of France" "religions in all parts of the world" "regions of outer space"

(... is a kind of air ) the atmosphere above a nation that is deemed to be under its jurisdiction

"the plane was refused permission to enter Chinese airspace"

(air is a part of ...) the space in the atmosphere immediately above the earth

(air is a part of ...) the outer region of the Earth's atmosphere; contains a high concentration of free electrons

(... is part of air) the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on

"the Earth moves around the sun" "he sailed around the world"

Definition 7: a slight wind (usually refreshing) - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where air or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the breeze was cooled by the lake
  • as he waited he could feel the air on his neck

Synonyms for air in the sense of this definition

(air is a kind of ...) air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure

"trees bent under the fierce winds" "when there is no wind, row" "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"

(... is a kind of air ) a cooling breeze from the sea (during the daytime)

(... is a kind of air ) a slight movement of the air

"there wasn't a breath of air in the room"

(... is a kind of air ) wind moving 1-3 knots; 1 on the Beaufort scale

(... is a kind of air ) wind moving 4-7 knots; 2 on the Beaufort scale

(... is a kind of air ) wind moving 8-12 knots; 3 on the Beaufort scale

(... is a kind of air ) wind moving 13-18 knots; 4 on the Beaufort scale

(... is a kind of air ) wind moving 19-24 knots; 5 on the Beaufort scale

(... is a kind of air ) wind moving 25-31 knots; 6 on the Beaufort scale

Definition 8: a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of - [noun denoting substance]

Samples where air or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • air pollution
  • a smell of chemicals in the air
  • open a window and let in some air
  • I need some fresh air

(air is a kind of ...) a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely

(... is a kind of air ) air in a liquid state

(... is a kind of air ) air that has been heated and tends to rise

(... is a kind of air ) the air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration

"his sour breath offended her"

(air is made of the substance ...) a colorless odorless inert gaseous element occurring in the earth's atmosphere in trace amounts

(air is made of the substance ...) a nonmetallic bivalent element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless nonflammable diatomic gas; constitutes 21 percent of the atmosphere by volume; the most abundant element in the earth's crust

(air is made of the substance ...) a common nonmetallic element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless inert diatomic gas; constitutes 78 percent of the atmosphere by volume; a constituent of all living tissues

(air is made of the substance ...) a colorless odorless gaseous element that give a red glow in a vacuum tube; one of the six inert gasses; occurs in the air in small amounts

(air is made of the substance ...) a colorless element that is one of the six inert gasses; occurs in trace amounts in air

(air is made of the substance ...) a colorless and odorless inert gas; one of the six inert gases; comprises approximately 1% of the earth's atmosphere

(... is made of the substance air) air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure

"trees bent under the fierce winds" "when there is no wind, row" "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"

Definition 9: once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles) - [noun denoting substance]

(air is a kind of ...) one of four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the physical universe

"the alchemists believed that there were four elements"

(air is used in the usage domain ...) the use of an archaic expression

Definition 10: expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen - [verb of change]

Samples where air or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • air the old winter clothes
  • air out the smoke-filled rooms

Synonyms for air in the sense of this definition

(air is a kind of ...) make (to feel) fresh

"The cool water refreshed us"

Definition 11: expose to warm or heated air, so as to dry - [verb of change]

Samples where air or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Air linen

(air is a kind of ...) remove the moisture from and make dry

"dry clothes" "dry hair"

Definition 12: make public - [verb of communication]

Samples where air or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She aired her opinions on welfare

Synonyms for air in the sense of this definition

(air is a kind of ...) let something be known

"Tell them that you will be late"

(... is a kind of air ) publicize in an exaggerated and often misleading manner

(... is a kind of air ) make public by bulletin

(... is a kind of air ) prepare and issue for public distribution or sale

"publish a magazine or newspaper"

(... is a kind of air ) cause to become widely known

"spread information" "circulate a rumor" "broadcast the news"

(... is a kind of air ) broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television

"We cannot air this X-rated song"

Definition 13: broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television - [verb of communication]

Samples where air or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We cannot air this X-rated song

Synonyms for air in the sense of this definition

(air is a kind of ...) make public

"She aired her opinions on welfare"

(... is a kind of air ) broadcast or disseminate via satellite

(... is a kind of air ) broadcast a sports event

(... is a kind of air ) broadcast via television

"The Royal wedding was televised"

(... is a kind of air ) transmit (a signal) for setting off an appropriate response, as in telecommunication

(... is a kind of air ) broadcast again, as of a film

(air causes ...) be broadcast

"This show will air Saturdays at 2 P.M."

(air belongs to category ...) a medium that disseminates via telecommunications

Definition 14: be broadcast - [verb of communication]

Samples where air or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This show will air Saturdays at 2 P.M.

(... is a kind of air ) appear in a show, on T.V. or radio

"The news won't be on tonight"

(air belongs to category ...) a medium that disseminates via telecommunications

Definition 15: expose to fresh air - [verb of perception]

Samples where air or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • aerate your old sneakers

Synonyms for air in the sense of this definition

(air is a kind of ...) expose or make accessible to some action or influence

"Expose your students to art" "expose the blanket to sunshine"

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