Synonyms of air


1. air, gas

usage: 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, region, part

usage: the region above the ground; "her hand stopped in mid air"; "he threw the ball into the air"

3. air, aura, atmosphere, quality

usage: 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"

4. breeze, zephyr, gentle wind, air, wind, air current, current of air

usage: a slight wind (usually refreshing); "the breeze was cooled by the lake"; "as he waited he could feel the air on his neck"

5. atmosphere, air, region, part

usage: the mass of air surrounding the Earth; "there was great heat as the comet entered the atmosphere"; "it was exposed to the air"

6. air, element

usage: once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)

7. tune, melody, air, strain, melodic line, line, melodic phrase, music

usage: a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven"

8. air, airwave, medium

usage: 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"

9. air travel, aviation, air, travel, traveling, travelling

usage: travel via aircraft; "air travel involves too much waiting in airports"; "if you've time to spare go by air"


1. air out, air, aerate, expose

usage: expose to fresh air; "aerate your old sneakers"

2. air

usage: be broadcast; "This show will air Saturdays at 2 P.M."

3. air, send, broadcast, beam, transmit, publicize, publicise, air, bare

usage: broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television; "We cannot air this X-rated song"

4. publicize, publicise, air, bare, tell

usage: make public; "She aired her opinions on welfare"

5. air, dry, dry out

usage: expose to warm or heated air, so as to dry; "Air linen"

6. vent, ventilate, air out, air, refresh, freshen

usage: expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen; "air the old winter clothes"; "air out the smoke-filled rooms"

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Definition and meaning of air (Dictionary)