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. (noun)
Now understood as the mixture of gases comprising the earth's atmosphere. (noun)
The apparently open space above the ground; the mass of this substance around the earth. (noun)
A feeling or sense. (noun)
A sense of poise, graciousness, or quality. (noun)
Pretension; snobbishness; pretence that one is better than others. (noun)
A song, especially a solo; an aria. (noun)
Nothing; absence of anything. (noun)
An air conditioner or the processed air it produces. (noun)
Any specific gas. (noun)
A jump in which one becomes airborne. (noun)
To bring (something) into contact with the air, so as to freshen or dry it. (verb)
To let fresh air into a room or a building, to ventilate. (verb)
To discuss varying viewpoints on a given topic. (verb)
To broadcast, as with a television show. (verb)
Examples of word air
After about the year 1790, it was necessary to think of combustions in the air as combinations of a particular gas, or _air_, with the burning substances, or some portions of them.
"To visitation of the impassive air," is a sonorous verse; but it is not Dante's verse, unless _all detached_ means _on every side is open to visitation_, and _impassive air_ means
This cylinder gives its full volume of air, and apparently a little more at times, because the air is admitted by a concentrated inlet in which free _air is always moving in one direction_.
I have computed it, using 1.406 for the ratio of the specific heat of air at constant pressure to that at constant volume, 491. 13° F. as the temperature of melting ice above the zero of the _air_ thermometer, 26,214 feet for the height of a homogeneous atmosphere, and 0.2375 for the specific heat of air, and I find, by means of these constants, 778.
Of the 1588 rooms 441 were dark, with no ventilation to the outer air except through other rooms; 635 rooms gave upon twilight air shafts.