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air British & World English

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

air English Thesaurus

hundreds of birds hovered in the air

on-air British & World English

Being broadcast on radio or television

air con British & World English

Short for air conditioning.

air dam British & World English

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

air-dry British & World English

Make or become dry through contact with unheated air

air sac British & World English

A lung compartment containing air; an alveolus

Bel Air British & World English

An affluent residential section of Los Angeles, California

big air British & World English

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

hot air British & World English

Empty talk that is intended to impress

mid-air British & World English

A part or section of the air above ground level or above another surface

off-air British & World English

Not being broadcast on radio or television

ram air British & World English

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

air ball British & World English

A shot which misses the basket and backboard entirely

air brake British & World English

A brake worked by air pressure

air cover British & World English

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

air-dash British & World English

Travel to a destination by air at short notice

air date British & World English

The date on which a particular television or radio programme is scheduled to be broadcast

air force British & World English

A branch of the armed forces concerned with fighting or defence in the air

air horn British & World English

A powerful horn which produces sound by means of compressed air

air-kiss British & World English

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

air lane British & World English

A path or course regularly used by aircraft

air mass British & World English

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

air mile British & World English

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

air miss British & World English

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

air plant British & World English

A tropical American plant that grows on trees as an epiphyte, with long, narrow leaves that absorb water and nutrients from the atmosphere

air power British & World English

The ability to defend or attack by means of aircraft

air pump British & World English

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

air punch British & World English

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

air rage British & World English

Sudden violent anger or aggressive behaviour provoked in a passenger on board an aircraft by the stress associated with air travel

air raid British & World English

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

air rank British & World English

The rank attained by air officers

air rifle British & World English

A rifle which fires pellets using compressed air

air shaft British & World English

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

air shot British & World English

A missed attempt to hit or kick a ball

air show British & World English

A show at which aircraft perform aerial displays

air vent British & World English

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

dead air British & World English

A period during which the signal of a television or radio broadcast is unintentionally interrupted, so that no material is transmitted

light air British & World English

A wind of force 1 on the Beaufort scale (1-3 knots or 1-6 km/h)

open air British & World English

A free or unenclosed space outdoors

plein-air British & World English

Denoting or in the manner of a 19th-century style of painting outdoors, which became a central feature of French impressionism

thin air British & World English

Used to refer to the state of being invisible or non-existent

open-air English Thesaurus

an open-air swimming pool

air mile New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

nautical mile as a measure of distance flown by an aircraft

open air New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen when attributive)

plein-air New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

of a style of painting outdoors


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