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1. air

noun. ['ˈɛr'] a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of.

Synonyms

  • Kr
  • Ar
  • breath
  • Xe
  • nitrogen
  • atomic number 54
  • atomic number 10
  • atomic number 8
  • liquid air
  • N
  • wind
  • air current
  • neon
  • atomic number 18
  • xenon
  • gas
  • hot air
  • current of air
  • krypton
  • Ne
  • oxygen
  • atomic number 7
  • O
  • atomic number 36

Antonyms

  • unstrain
  • polyphonic music
  • monophony
  • polyphony

Etymology

  • air (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • aeir (Anglo-Norman)

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Rhymes with Air

  • pitiesalpetriere
  • euromobiliare
  • st_pierre
  • stpierre
  • microware
  • maxicare
  • laterriere
  • larosiere
  • frontiere
  • foursquare
  • almaguer
  • jeanpierre
  • forswear
  • bellemare
  • unaware
  • santerre
  • prepare
  • moliere
  • lefrere
  • kenmare
  • javier
  • glenayre
  • geniere
  • ensnare
  • declare
  • corriere
  • compare
  • beaufrere
  • takecare
  • square

How do you pronounce air?

Pronounce air as ɛr.

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Sentences with air


1. Noun, singular or mass
Pack the soil down well and flood it with water so no air pockets remain around the root ball.

2. Verb, base form
Let surfaces air dry.

Quotes about air


1. I decided to fly through the air and live in the sunlight and enjoy life as much as I could.
- Evel Knievel

2. O, thou art fairer than the evening air clad in the beauty of a thousand stars.
- Christopher Marlowe

3. Let's face it: professing a deep interest in movies, the absolutely dominant global art form of the last century, is at this point like professing an interest in air. Passion is nice. Erudition is admirable. But it's like that moment when good manners cross over into meaningless etiquette.
- David Rakoff

2. air

noun. ['ˈɛr'] the region above the ground.

Synonyms

  • region

Antonyms

  • attach
  • stay

Etymology

  • air (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • aeir (Anglo-Norman)

3. air

noun. ['ˈɛr'] a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing.

Synonyms

  • vibe
  • quality
  • atmosphere
  • vibration
  • mystique
  • aura

Antonyms

  • leaded gasoline
  • unleaded gasoline
  • defend
  • untune

Etymology

  • air (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • aeir (Anglo-Norman)

4. air

noun. ['ˈɛr'] a slight wind (usually refreshing).

Synonyms

  • zephyr
  • light air
  • sea breeze
  • air current
  • current of air
  • breath
  • fresh breeze
  • gentle breeze
  • breeze
  • moderate breeze
  • light breeze
  • wind
  • strong breeze

Antonyms

  • arrive
  • stand still
  • wholly
  • conception

Etymology

  • air (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • aeir (Anglo-Norman)

5. air

noun. ['ˈɛr'] the mass of air surrounding the Earth.

Synonyms

  • part
  • airspace
  • Earth
  • globe
  • atmosphere
  • world
  • ionosphere
  • earth
  • air space

Antonyms

  • end
  • misconception
  • beginning
  • join

Etymology

  • air (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • aeir (Anglo-Norman)

6. air

verb. ['ˈɛr'] expose to fresh air.

Synonyms

  • air out
  • aerate

Antonyms

  • confine
  • spell
  • birth

Etymology

  • air (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • aeir (Anglo-Norman)

7. air

verb. ['ˈɛr'] make public.

Synonyms

  • bulletin
  • circularize
  • spread
  • pass around
  • release
  • publicize
  • circularise
  • put out
  • bring out
  • publicise
  • issue
  • hype
  • propagate
  • broadcast
  • bare
  • circulate
  • publish
  • beam
  • distribute
  • send
  • tell
  • diffuse
  • transmit
  • disperse

Antonyms

  • gather
  • centralization
  • fold
  • cross

Etymology

  • air (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • aeir (Anglo-Norman)

8. air

noun. ['ˈɛr'] a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence.

Synonyms

  • tune
  • theme
  • melodic line
  • signature tune
  • phrase
  • voice
  • flourish
  • glissando
  • leitmotiv
  • melodic theme
  • melody
  • musical theme
  • part
  • idea
  • roulade
  • fanfare
  • strain
  • music
  • tucket
  • theme song
  • musical phrase
  • signature
  • line
  • melodic phrase

Antonyms

  • silence
  • let go of
  • outside
  • inside

Etymology

  • air (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • aeir (Anglo-Norman)

9. air

noun. ['ˈɛr'] medium for radio and television broadcasting.

Synonyms

  • airwave

Antonyms

  • devoice
  • passive voice

Etymology

  • air (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • aeir (Anglo-Norman)

10. air

verb. ['ˈɛr'] broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television.

Synonyms

  • broadcast
  • send
  • telecast
  • bare
  • rebroadcast
  • publicise
  • satellite
  • rerun
  • sportscast
  • televise
  • transmit
  • beam
  • interrogate

Antonyms

  • concentrated
  • unextended
  • unprepared
  • clasp

Etymology

  • air (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • aeir (Anglo-Norman)
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