Synonyms for (noun) air

Synonyms: air, air travel, aviation

Definition: travel via aircraft

Usage: air travel involves too much waiting in airports; if you've time to spare go by air

Similar words: travel, traveling, travelling

Definition: the act of going from one place to another

Usage: he enjoyed selling but he hated the travel


Synonyms: atmosphere, aura, air

Definition: a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing

Usage: an air of mystery; the house had a neglected air; an atmosphere of defeat pervaded the candidate's headquarters; the place had an aura of romance

Similar words: quality

Definition: an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

Usage: the quality of mercy is not strained--Shakespeare


Synonyms: air, airwave

Definition: medium for radio and television broadcasting

Usage: the program was on the air from 9 til midnight; the president used the airwaves to take his message to the people

Similar words: medium

Definition: an intervening substance through which signals can travel as a means for communication


Synonyms: line, melodic line, melodic phrase, melody, air, strain, tune

Definition: a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence

Usage: she was humming an air from Beethoven

Similar words: music

Definition: an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner


Synonyms: atmosphere, air

Definition: the mass of air surrounding the Earth

Usage: there was great heat as the comet entered the atmosphere; it was exposed to the air

Similar words: region, part

Definition: the extended spatial location of something

Usage: the farming regions of France; religions in all parts of the world; regions of outer space


Synonyms: air

Definition: the region above the ground

Usage: her hand stopped in mid air; he threw the ball into the air

Similar words: region, part

Definition: the extended spatial location of something

Usage: the farming regions of France; religions in all parts of the world; regions of outer space


Synonyms: breeze, air, gentle wind, zephyr

Definition: a slight wind (usually refreshing)

Usage: the breeze was cooled by the lake; as he waited he could feel the air on his neck

Similar words: wind, current of air, air current

Definition: air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure

Usage: trees bent under the fierce winds; when there is no wind, row; the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere


Synonyms: air

Definition: a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of

Usage: air pollution; a smell of chemicals in the air; open a window and let in some air; I need some fresh air

Similar words: gas

Definition: a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely


Synonyms: air

Definition: once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)

Similar words: element

Definition: one of four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the physical universe

Usage: the alchemists believed that there were four elements

Synonyms for (verb) air

Synonyms: vent, ventilate, air, air out

Definition: expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen

Usage: air the old winter clothes; air out the smoke-filled rooms

Similar words: refresh, freshen

Definition: make (to feel) fresh

Usage: The cool water refreshed us


Synonyms: air

Definition: expose to warm or heated air, so as to dry

Usage: Air linen

Similar words: dry, dry out

Definition: remove the moisture from and make dry

Usage: dry clothes; dry hair


Synonyms: publicise, publicize, air, bare

Definition: make public

Usage: She aired her opinions on welfare

Similar words: tell

Definition: let something be known

Usage: Tell them that you will be late


Synonyms: broadcast, send, transmit, beam, air

Definition: broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television

Usage: We cannot air this X-rated song

Similar words: publicise, publicize, air, bare

Definition: make public

Usage: She aired her opinions on welfare


Synonyms: aerate, air, air out

Definition: expose to fresh air

Usage: aerate your old sneakers

Similar words: expose

Definition: expose or make accessible to some action or influence

Usage: Expose your students to art; expose the blanket to sunshine