Affected manners intended to impress others:
— Don't put on airs with me.
Roget 880: vanity; conceit, conceitedness; self-conceit, self-complacency, self-confidence, self-sufficiency, self-esteem, self-love, self-approbation, self-praise, self-glorification, self-laudation, self-gratulation†, ... show more
Polish: maniera, poza, maska
Moby thesaurus: affectation, affectedness, airs and graces, arrogance, artificiality, clannishness, cliquishness, contempt, contemptuousness, contumely, despite, disdain, disdainfulness, disparagement, exclusiveness, facade, false front, false show, feigned belief, front ... show more.
A mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of.
Dutch: air, leegte, leemte, lucht
The region above the ground.
A distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing:
— An air of mystery.
— The house had a neglected air.
Dutch: astraallichaam, aura
A slight wind (usually refreshing):
— As he waited he could feel the air on his neck.
Dutch: bries, zefier
Polish: wietrzyk, wicherek, zefir, wiaterek
The mass of air surrounding the Earth:
— It was exposed to the air.
Dutch: aardatmosfeer, luchten, uitluchten, ventileren, verluchten
Polish: atmosfera, atmosfera ziemska
Once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles).
A succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence:
— She was humming an air from Beethoven.
Dutch: kant, lijn, melodie, zangwijs
Medium for radio and television broadcasting:
— The program was on the air from 9 til midnight.
— The president used the airwaves to take his message to the people.
Dutch: Airwave, uitzenden
Travel via aircraft:
— Air travel involves too much waiting in airports.
— If you've time to spare go by air.
Dutch: aviatiek, luchtvaart, luchtvaartverkeer, luchtverkeer, vliegerij, vliegtuigbouw, vliegverkeer
Broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television:
— We cannot air this X-rated song.
Expose to warm or heated air, so as to dry.
Dutch: drogen, luchten, ventileren
Expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen:
— Air the old winter clothes.
— Air out the smoke-filled rooms.
Moby thesaurus: CAT, Caelus, action, actions, activity, acts, address, advertise, aerate, aerodynamics, aerospace, aerosphere, affectation, air, air hole, air out, air pocket, air-condition, air-cool, airify ... show more.
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