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Idioms for air

Origin of air

1
First recorded in 1150–1200; Middle English eir, from Old French air, from Latin āēr- (accusative āerem ), from Greek āer- (stem of āḗr ) “the lower atmosphere”; conflated with (especially for defs. 4, 5) French air, Old French aire “nature, character,” Latin ager “field” (cf. acre) and ārea “threshing floor, clearing, area ”; and with (for def. 7) French air, from Italian aria aria

synonym study for air

2. See wind1. 6. See manner1.

OTHER WORDS FROM air

airlike, adjectiveun·aired, adjectivewell-aired, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH air

1. air , e'er, ere, heir2. air , er, err

Definition for air (2 of 4)

air2
[ air ]
/ ɛər /
Scot.

adjective

adverb

Obsolete. before; previously.

Origin of air

2
see origin at ere

Definition for air (3 of 4)

a-i-r

artist-in-residence.

Definition for air (4 of 4)

Aïr
[ ah-eer ]
/ ˈɑ ɪər /

noun

a region in northern Niger, in the Sahara: low massif and oases. About 30,000 sq. mi. (77,700 sq. km).
Also called As·ben [ahs-ben] /ɑsˈbɛn/ .
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British Dictionary definitions for air (1 of 3)

air
/ (ɛə) /

noun

verb

See also airs

Word Origin for air

C13: via Old French and Latin from Greek aēr the lower atmosphere

British Dictionary definitions for air (2 of 3)

AIR

abbreviation for

All India Radio

British Dictionary definitions for air (3 of 3)

Aïr
/ (ˈɑːɪə) /

noun

a mountainous region of N central Niger, in the Sahara, rising to 1500 m (5000 ft): a former native kingdom. Area: about 77 700 sq km (30 000 sq miles)Also called: Azbine, Asben
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Medical definitions for air

air
[ âr ]

n.

A colorless, odorless, tasteless, gaseous mixture, approximately 78 percent nitrogen and approximately 21 percent oxygen with lesser amounts of argon, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, neon, helium, and other gases.
This mixture, with varying amounts of moisture and particulate matter, enveloping Earth; the atmosphere.
Any of various respiratory gases. No longer in technical use.
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Scientific definitions for air

air
[ âr ]

The colorless, odorless, tasteless mixture of gases that surrounds the Earth. Air consists of about 78 percent nitrogen and 21 percent oxygen, with the remaining part made up mainly of argon, carbon dioxide, neon, helium, methane, and krypton in decreasing order of volume. Air also contains varying amounts of water vapor, particulate matter such as dust and soot, and chemical pollutants.
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Idioms and Phrases with air

air

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