Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun air

9 senses of air

Sense 1
air -- (a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of; "air pollution"; "a smell of chemicals in the air"; "open a window and let in some air"; "I need some fresh air")
       => gas -- (a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely)

Sense 2
air -- (the region above the ground; "her hand stopped in mid air"; "he threw the ball into the air")
       => region, part -- (the extended spatial location of something; "the farming regions of France"; "religions in all parts of the world"; "regions of outer space")

Sense 3
air, aura, atmosphere -- (a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing; "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")
       => quality -- (an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare)

Sense 4
breeze, zephyr, gentle wind, air -- (a slight wind (usually refreshing); "the breeze was cooled by the lake"; "as he waited he could feel the air on his neck")
       => wind, air current, current of 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")

Sense 5
atmosphere, air -- (the mass of air surrounding the Earth; "there was great heat as the comet entered the atmosphere"; "it was exposed to the air")
       => region, part -- (the extended spatial location of something; "the farming regions of France"; "religions in all parts of the world"; "regions of outer space")

Sense 6
air -- (once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles))
       => element -- (one of four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the physical universe; "the alchemists believed that there were four elements")

Sense 7
tune, melody, air, strain, melodic line, line, melodic phrase -- (a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven")
       => music -- (an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner)

Sense 8
air, airwave -- (medium for radio and television broadcasting; "the program was on the air from 9 til midnight"; "the president used the airwaves to take his message to the people")
       => medium -- (an intervening substance through which signals can travel as a means for communication)

Sense 9
air travel, aviation, air -- (travel via aircraft; "air travel involves too much waiting in airports"; "if you've time to spare go by air")
       => travel, traveling, travelling -- (the act of going from one place to another; "he enjoyed selling but he hated the travel")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb air

6 senses of air

Sense 1
air out, air, aerate -- (expose to fresh air; "aerate your old sneakers")
       => expose -- (expose or make accessible to some action or influence; "Expose your students to art"; "expose the blanket to sunshine")

Sense 2
air -- (be broadcast; "This show will air Saturdays at 2 P.M.")

Sense 3
air, send, broadcast, beam, transmit -- (broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television; "We cannot air this X-rated song")
       => publicize, publicise, air, bare -- (make public; "She aired her opinions on welfare")

Sense 4
publicize, publicise, air, bare -- (make public; "She aired her opinions on welfare")
       => tell -- (let something be known; "Tell them that you will be late")

Sense 5
air -- (expose to warm or heated air, so as to dry; "Air linen")
       => dry, dry out -- (remove the moisture from and make dry; "dry clothes"; "dry hair")

Sense 6
vent, ventilate, air out, air -- (expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen; "air the old winter clothes"; "air out the smoke-filled rooms")
       => refresh, freshen -- (make (to feel) fresh; "The cool water refreshed us")

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