What is air?

  • (noun): Once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles).
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on air:

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) Flights ...
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 ... Active for over 60 years, the 97th Bombardment Wing was a component organization of Strategic Air Command's deterrent force during the Cold War, as a strategic bombardment wing ...
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 ...
Natural Resource
... natural resource may exist as 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 ... Some Natural resources can be found everywhere such as sunlight and air, when it is so the resource is known as an ubiquitous (existing or being ... not run out in foreseeable future) – these are solar radiation, geothermal energy, and air (though access to clean air may not be) ...

More definitions of "air":

  • (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): 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
  • (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): The mass of air surrounding the Earth.
    Example: "It was exposed to the air"
    Synonyms: atmosphere
  • (verb): Be broadcast.
    Example: "This show will air Saturdays at 2 P.M."
  • (noun): The region above the ground.
    Example: "Her hand stopped in mid air"; "he threw the ball into the 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"
  • (adj): Relating to or characteristic of or occurring in the air.
    Example: "Air war"; "air safety"; "air travel"
  • (verb): Broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television.
    Example: "We cannot air this X-rated song"
    Synonyms: send, broadcast, beam, transmit
  • (noun): A slight wind (usually refreshing).
    Example: "As he waited he could feel the air on his neck"
    Synonyms: breeze, zephyr, gentle wind

Famous quotes containing the word air:

    The thundering line of battle stands,
    And in the air Death moans and sings:
    But Day shall clasp him with strong hands,
    And Night shall fold him in soft wings.
    Julian Grenfell (1888–1915)

    I remember when I was first assigned to jets. I said to the colonel, “Colonel, I joined this man’s air force to fly an airplane. But nobody’s gonna hitch me to no Roman candle.”
    Kurt Neumann (1906–1958)

    There is something about poverty that smells like death. Dead dreams dropping off the heart like leaves in a dry season and rotting around the feet; impulses smothered too long in the fetid air of underground caves. The soul lives in a sickly air. People can be slave-ships in shoes.
    Zora Neale Hurston (1891–1960)