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air US English

The invisible gaseous substance surrounding the earth, a mixture mainly of oxygen and nitrogen

air US Thesaurus

hundreds of birds hovered in the air

wash one's dirty linen in public US English

(Of an individual or a member of an organization) discuss or argue about one’s private affairs in public

by air US English

In an aircraft

on-air US English

Being broadcast on radio or television

air bed US English

An inflatable mattress

air dam US English

A streamlining device below the front bumper of a vehicle; a front spoiler

air-dry US English

Make or become dry through contact with unheated air

air sac US English

A lung compartment containing air; an alveolus

Bel Air US English

An affluent residential section of Los Angeles, California

big air US English

A high jump in sports such as skateboarding, snowboarding, and BMX

hot air US English

Empty talk that is intended to impress

off-air US English

Not being broadcast

ram air US English

Air that is forced to enter a moving aperture, such as the air intake of an aircraft

air ball US English

A shot that misses the backboard, rim, and net entirely

air brake US English

A brake worked by air pressure

air cover US English

Protection from aircraft for land-based or naval operations in war situations

air-dash US English

Travel to a destination by air at short notice

air date US English

The date on which a recorded program is to be broadcast

air force US English

The branch of a nation’s armed services that conducts military operations in the air

air horn US English

A powerful horn that produces sound by means of compressed air

air-kiss US English

Purse the lips as if kissing (someone), without making contact

air lane US English

A path or course regularly used by aircraft

air mass US English

A body of air with horizontally uniform temperature, humidity, and pressure

air mile US English

A nautical mile used as a measure of distance flown by aircraft

air miss US English

An instance of two or more aircraft in flight on different routes being less than a prescribed safe distance apart

air plant US English

A typically epiphytic, sometimes rootless, tropical American plant with grasslike or fingerlike leaves through which water and airborne or waterborne nutrients are absorbed

air power US English

Airborne military forces

air pump US English

A device for pumping air into or out of an enclosed space

air punch US English

An act of thrusting one’s clenched fist up into the air, typically as a gesture of triumph or elation

air rage US English

Violent anger directed mainly at inflight airline personnel and arising from the frustrations and stresses of air travel

air raid US English

An attack in which bombs are dropped from aircraft onto a ground target

air rank US English

The rank attained by air officers

air rifle US English

A rifle that fires pellets using compressed air

air shaft US English

A straight, typically vertical passage admitting air into a mine, tunnel, or building

air shot US English

A missed attempt to hit or kick a ball

air show US English

A show at which aircraft perform aerial displays

air vent US English

An opening that allows air to pass out of or into a confined space

dead air US English

An unintended interruption of the video or audio signal during a television or radio broadcast

fresh air US English

The air outside as opposed to that within a room or other enclosed space

light air US English

A wind of force 1 on the Beaufort scale (1-3 knots or 1-3.5 mph)

open air US English

A free or unenclosed space outdoors

plein-air US English

Denoting or in the manner of a 19th-century style of painting outdoors, or with a strong sense of the open air, that became a central feature of French impressionism

thin air US English

Used to refer to the state of being invisible or nonexistent

open-air US Thesaurus

an open-air market

air-to-air US English

Directed or operating from one aircraft to another in flight

air bearing US English

A bearing in which moving surfaces are kept apart by a layer of air provided by jets

air bladder US English

An air-filled bladder or sac found in certain animals and plants

air bridge US English

British term for jetway.

air cleaner US English

Another term for air filter.

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