or air time

[ air-tahym ]

  1. the particular time that a program is broadcast or scheduled for broadcast: The airtime for the newscast is 10 p.m.

  2. the time during which a broadcast takes place: The airtime for the new show is from 10 to 10:30 p.m.

  1. a block of such time sold by a radio or television station to an advertiser, allotted to a political candidate, etc.: The company bought three minutes of airtime.

Origin of airtime

First recorded in 1940–45; air1 + time

Words Nearby airtime Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use airtime in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for airtime


/ (ˈɛəˌtaɪm) /

  1. the time allocated to a particular programme, item, topic, or type of material on radio or television

  2. the time of the start of a radio or television broadcast

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012