- 1An exposure to warm or fresh air, for the purpose of ventilating or removing dampness from something: somebody had given the place a thorough airing [as modifier]: an airing cupboardMore example sentences
- Apparently, the covenants of our homeowners association forbid the airing of laundry outside.
- Vacuum curtains once in a while and give the sheets an airing as often as you can.
- When the sun shone we liked to give our blankets a good airing.
- 1.1A walk or outing to take air or exercise: taking the baby out for an airingMore example sentences
- Expecting Herbert all the time, I dared not go out, except when I took Provis for an airing after dark.
- Miss Amy is gone for an airing.
- On Friday, the nursemaid of the family of Mr. George Thomas, who resides near St. Woolos, was taking one of the children for an airing in one of those blessed perambulators.
- 2A public expression of an opinion or subject: these are ideas I feel might be worth an airingMore example sentences
expression, voicing, venting, ventilation, articulation, statement, declaration; publicizing, publication, dissemination, circulation, communication, spreading, promulgation, broadcast, broadcasting; revelation, announcement, proclamation, divulgence, submission, raising, mooting, proposal; discussion, debate
- There's strength in the diversity of warning systems, if only because it allows the airing of dissenting opinions on whether a particular threat is serious.
- Though all the cheering may have muffled a public airing of hard questions, insiders knew them all too well: Can golf really work in the inner city?
- Thanks to a variety of industry sources, we can give several of these projects a public airing for the first time.
- 2.1A transmission of a television or radio programme: I hope the BBC gives the play another airing very soonMore example sentences
- The song, printed below, which had its first airing on BBC Radio Swindon, is a blend of guitar and keyboard work with some uplifting words of encouragement for the boys.
- Even the smallest of the ITV stations at times tried hard to get an airing for some of the special programmes that they had made.
- The mid-60s saw a change in the broadcast pattern, with airings now at 10.30 am, 1.30 pm or sometimes both.