airing

[ air-ing ]
/ ˈɛər ɪŋ /

noun

an exposure to the air, as for drying.
a public discussion or disclosure, as of ideas, proposals, or facts.
a walk, drive, exercise period, etc., in the open air, especially to promote health.
the act of broadcasting on radio or television: The new comedy program will have its first airing this Friday night.

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Origin of airing

First recorded in 1600–10; air1 + -ing1

Definition for airing (2 of 2)

Origin of air

1
1150–1200; Middle English eir < Old French air < Latin āēr- (accusative āerem) < 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 < Italian aria aria

SYNONYMS FOR air

2 See wind1.
5, 6 impression, aspect.
6 aura, demeanor, attitude. See manner1.

OTHER WORDS FROM air

air·like, adjectiveun·aired, adjectivewell-aired, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH air

air e'er ere err heirer err
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British Dictionary definitions for airing (1 of 4)

airing
/ (ˈɛərɪŋ) /

noun

  1. exposure to air or warmth, as for drying or ventilation
  2. (as modifier)airing cupboard
an excursion in the open air
exposure to public debate

British Dictionary definitions for airing (2 of 4)

AIR

abbreviation for

All India Radio

British Dictionary definitions for airing (3 of 4)

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 airing (4 of 4)

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 airing

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 airing

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 airing

air

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