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air 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/e(ə)r/,
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airs, plural;
  1. Express (an opinion or grievance) publicly
    • - a meeting in which long-standing grievances were aired
  2. Broadcast (a program) on radio or television
    • - the programs were aired on India's state TV network
  3. Parade or show (something) ostentatiously
    • - airing a snowy hand and signet ring
  4. Expose (a room) to the open air in order to ventilate it
    • - the window sashes were lifted regularly to air the room
  5. Go out in the fresh air

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

  2. This substance regarded as necessary for breathing
    • - the air was stale
    • - the doctor told me to get some fresh air
  3. The free or unconfined space above the surface of the earth
    • - he celebrated by tossing his hat high in the air
  4. Used to indicate that something involves the use of aircraft
    • - air travel
  5. The earth's atmosphere as a medium for transmitting radio waves
    • - radio stations have successfully sold products over the air
  6. Air considered as one of the four elements in ancient philosophy and in astrology (associated with the signs of Gemini, Aquarius, and Libra)

  7. A breeze or light wind

  8. Air conditioning

  9. A jump off the ground on a snowboard

  10. An impression of a quality or manner given by someone or something
    • - she answered with a faint air of boredom
  11. An annoyingly affected and condescending manner
    • - he began to put on airs and think he could boss us around
  12. A tune or short melodious composition, typically a song


  1. 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"
  2. air out: expose to fresh air; "aerate your old sneakers"
  3. be broadcast; "This show will air Saturdays at 2 P.M."
  4. the region above the ground; "her hand stopped in mid air"; "he threw the ball into the air"
  5. 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"
  6. broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television; "We cannot air this X-rated song"
  7. Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR), also known as Adobe AIR, is a cross-platform runtime environment developed by Adobe Systems for building rich Internet applications using Adobe Flash, Adobe Flex, HTML, or Ajax, that can be deployed as desktop applications.
  8. The Aïr Mountains (also known as the Aïr Massif or Air of Niger; the name is Ayăr in Tuareg and Azbin /Abzin in eastern / western Hausa) is a triangular massif, located in northern Niger, within the Sahara desert. ...
  9. Air was an American jazz and rock band. Their self-titled debut album was released in 1971 on Embryo Records. The four core members were Tom Coppola, John Singer (bass), Mark Rosengarden (drums) and Googie. ...
  10. Air is a text-based aerial warfare mainframe computer game written in 1977 by Kelton Flinn and John Taylor. Air foreshadowed the first graphical MMOG, Air Warrior, which was released by the company Flinn and Taylor later founded, Kesmai.
  11. Air is the debut album of the band Agua de Annique formed by the former The Gathering vocalist Anneke van Giersbergen. The album is a pop/rock oriented album and was released in 2007. Anneke van Giersbergen also plays piano on the album.
  12. Air is a music duo from Versailles, France, consisting of Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel. From the name Air is derived the backronym Amour, Imagination, Rêve which translates to Love, Imagination, Dream.
  13. The atmospheric substance above the surface of the earth which animals breathe, formerly considered to be a single substance, one of the four basic elements of ancient philosophy and one of the five basic elements of Eastern traditions; Now understood as the mixture of gases comprising the ...
  14. (airly) early
  15. If you like to leap over obstacles or fly off ramps, this is what you're trying to put beneath your wheels, as in, "I got big air." Also, it's what you put in your tires and some suspension forks and shocks so you have nice, soft landings.
  16. Large white areas in a design layout.
  17. n. space between the tires and the ground. (Both tires must be off the ground or it isn't "air".) Said to be caught or gotten. See sky.
  18. In a lowball game, "giving air" is letting an opponent who might otherwise fold know that you intend to draw one or more cards to induce him to call.
  19. an amount of white space in a layout.
  20. A melody, tune or song. In fiddle music, airs are often played slowly with rubato, and are not dance tunes.
  21. The mixture of gases present at standard temperature and pressure in the Earth's atmosphere. Used in human respiration.
  22. One of the 4 classical elements, representing the traits of rational thinking, communication and relating to others. The air signs are Gemini, Libra, Aquarius.
  23. not much actually goes directly through the air to the Folks At Home anymore, but we still use the word.  Also…go to air: program start—“Our 6 o’clock news actually goes to air at 17:59:45.”
  24. As a life supporting element, air is a very powerful life source. Human physical comfort values are directly and sensitively dependent on correct humidity, air flow, temperature of air, air pressure, air composition and its content.
  25. Abbreviation of Average Issue Readership - the estimated number of people who claim to have read or looked at an average issue of a publication.