What is air?

  • (noun): A mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of.
    Example: "Air pollution"; "a smell of chemicals in the air"; "open a window and let in some air"; "I need some fresh air"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on air:

Natural Resource
... a separate entity such as fresh water, and air, as well as a living organism such as a fish, or it may exist in an alternate form which must be processed to obtain the resource such as metal ores, oil ... can be found everywhere such as sunlight and air, when it is so the resource is known as an ubiquitous (existing or being everywhere) resource ... are solar radiation, geothermal energy, and air (though access to clean air may not be) ...
800 Naval Air Squadron
800 Naval Air Squadron was a Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm carrier based squadron formed on 3 April 1933 by amalgamating No's 402 and 404 (Fleet Fighter ...
97th Air Mobility Wing
... The 97th Air Mobility Wing (97 AMW) is a United States Air Force unit assigned to the Air Education and Training Command Nineteenth Air Force ... It is stationed at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma ... Wing was a component organization of Strategic Air Command's deterrent force during the Cold War, as a strategic bombardment wing ...
97th Air Mobility Wing - History - Operational History - Cold War
... Wing, Very Heavy was established, and the unit was reassigned to Mile 26 Air Field (later named Eielson Air Force Base (AFB), Alaska) on that date ... The new wing reported to Fifteenth Air Force, Strategic Air Command (SAC), although the Yukon Sector of the Alaskan Air Command controlled its operations ... made of components of the 97th Bombardment Group and the 519th Air Service Group, deployed from Smoky Hill Air Force Base, Kansas ...
8 Flight Army Air Corps
8 Flight Army Air Corps is one of the Independent Flights within the British Army's Army Air Corps. 8 Flight is attached to the Special Air Service and based alongside them in Hereford ...

More definitions of "air":

  • (noun): The region above the ground.
    Example: "Her hand stopped in mid air"; "he threw the ball into the air"
  • (verb): Expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen.
    Example: "Air the old winter clothes"; "air out the smoke-filled rooms"
    Synonyms: vent, ventilate, air out
  • (noun): A slight wind (usually refreshing).
    Example: "As he waited he could feel the air on his neck"
    Synonyms: breeze, zephyr, gentle wind
  • (noun): Travel via aircraft.
    Example: "Air travel involves too much waiting in airports"; "if you've time to spare go by air"
    Synonyms: air travel, aviation
  • (noun): Medium for radio and television broadcasting.
    Example: "The program was on the air from 9 til midnight"
    Synonyms: airwave
  • (verb): Be broadcast.
    Example: "This show will air Saturdays at 2 P.M."
  • (verb): Expose to warm or heated air, so as to dry.
    Example: "Air linen"
  • (noun): A distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing.
    Example: "An air of mystery"; "the house had a neglected air"
    Synonyms: aura, atmosphere
  • (noun): Once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles).
  • (verb): Broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television.
    Example: "We cannot air this X-rated song"
    Synonyms: send, broadcast, beam, transmit
  • (adj): Relating to or characteristic of or occurring in the air.
    Example: "Air war"; "air safety"; "air travel"
  • (noun): The mass of air surrounding the Earth.
    Example: "It was exposed to the air"
    Synonyms: atmosphere

Famous quotes containing the word air:

    As in hoary winter’s night stood shivering in the snow,
    Surprised I was with sudden heat which made my heart to glow;
    And lifting up a fearful eye to view what fire was near,
    A pretty Babe all burning bright did in the air appear;
    Robert Southwell (1561?–1595)

    My companion and I, having a minute’s discussion on some point of ancient history, were amused by the attitude which the Indian, who could not tell what we were talking about, assumed. He constituted himself umpire, and, judging by our air and gesture, he very seriously remarked from time to time, “you beat,” or “he beat.”
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Every living language, like the perspiring bodies of living creatures, is in perpetual motion and alteration; some words go off, and become obsolete; others are taken in, and by degrees grow into common use; or the same word is inverted to a new sense or notion, which in tract of time makes an observable change in the air and features of a language, as age makes in the lines and mien of a face.
    Richard Bentley (1662–1742)