noun intelligence; information.
2. air ·noun odoriferous or contaminated air.
3. air ·noun utterance abroad; publicity; vent.
4. air ·noun that which surrounds and influences.
5. air ·noun air in motion; a light breeze; a gentle wind.
6. air ·noun the artificial motion or carriage of a horse.
7. air ·noun symbolically: something unsubstantial, light, or volatile.
8. air ·noun peculiar appearance; apparent character; semblance; manner; style.
9. air ·noun any aeriform body; a gas; as, oxygen was formerly called vital air.
10. air ·noun carriage; attitude; action; movement; as, the head of that portrait has a good air.
11. air ·noun to expose for the sake of public notice; to display ostentatiously; as, to air one's opinion.
12. air ·noun to expose to heat, for the purpose of expelling dampness, or of warming; as, to air linen; to air liquors.
13. air ·noun an artificial or affected manner; show of pride or vanity; haughtiness; as, it is said of a person, he puts on airs.
14. air ·noun the peculiar look, appearance, and bearing of a person; mien; demeanor; as, the air of a youth; a heavy air; a lofty air.
15. air ·noun the representation or reproduction of the effect of the atmospheric medium through which every object in nature is viewed.
xvi. air ·noun to expose to the air for the purpose of cooling, refreshing, or purifying; to ventilate; as, to air a room.
xvii. air ·noun a particular state of the atmosphere, as respects heat, cold, moisture, ·etc., or as affecting the sensations; as, a smoky air, a damp air, the morning air, ·etc.
xviii. air ·noun the fluid which we breathe, and which surrounds the earth; the atmosphere. it is invisible, inodorous, insipid, transparent, compressible, elastic, and ponderable.
xix. air ·noun in harmonized chorals, psalmody, part songs, ·etc., the part which bears the tune or melody in modern harmony usually the upper part is sometimes called the air.
xx. air ·noun a musical idea, or motive, rhythmically developed in consecutive single tones, so as to form a symmetrical and balanced whole, which may be sung by a single voice to the stanzas of a hymn or song, or even to plain prose, or played upon an instrument; a melody; a tune; an aria.