Synonyms of 'air'
1 windDictionary, blast, breathDraughts help to circulate air.
During the night the wind had blown down the fence.
Blasts of cold air swept down from the mountains.
Not even a breath of wind stirred the pine branches.
a cool summer breeze
an occasional puff of air stirring the brittle leaves
At the first whiff of smoke, the alarm will go off.
Block draughts around doors and windows.
A gust of wind drove down the valley.
A waft of perfume reached Ingrid's nostrils.
current of air
2 atmosphereDictionary, sky, heavensThey fired their guns in the air.
3 tuneDictionary, song, themean old Irish air
4 mannerDictionary, feeling, effectThe meal gave the occasion an almost festive air.
His manner was self-assured and brusque.
a feeling of opulence and grandeur
The whole effect is cool, light and airy
six scenes in the style of a classical Greek tragedy
She later wrote warmly of his bearing and behaviour.
He had the appearance of a college student.
They've opted for a rustic look in the kitchen.
The snowy tree assumed a dumb, lifeless aspect.
The muted decor adds to the relaxed atmosphere.
The tone of the letter was very friendly.
First set the mood with some music.
clothes with a nostalgic Forties flavour
She had an aura of authority.
The overall ambience of the room is cosy.
He was nicknamed ‘the Sergeant Major’ for his military demeanour.
5 circulationDictionary, display, expression
measures inhibiting the circulation of useful information
an outward display of affection
He sat there with a sad expression on his face.
a bodice allowing full exposure of the breasts
The case has generated enormous publicity.
the simple utterance of a few platitudes
the dissemination of scientific ideas
1 broadcastDictionary, show, cableTonight, the channel will air a documentary called 'Democracy in Action'.
CNN also broadcasts programmes in Europe.
The drama will be shown on American TV.
The interview was beamed live across America.
letters begging them to transmit the programme daily
It will be used mainly to relay television programmes.
The Grand Prix will be televised by the BBC.
put on the air
be put on the air
3 publicizeDictionary, tell, revealThe whole issue was thoroughly aired at the meeting.
He never publicized his plans.
She has refused to reveal her daughter's whereabouts.
He has exhibited signs of anxiety and stress.
The result will be communicated to parents.
Scientists have voiced concern that the disease could be passed to humans.
He expressed grave concern at their attitude.
It was unlike him to display his feelings.
Anyone carrying money into or out of the country must declare it.
He pulled up his T-shirt, exposing his white belly.
Neither side would disclose details of the transaction.
He continues to proclaim his innocence.
Public employees are circulating a petition calling for his reinstatement.
He was charged with divulging state secrets.
It took years to disseminate information about Aids.
give vent to
take the wraps off
up in the air
Fresh air keeps the doctor poor
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Thesaurus for air from the Collins English Thesaurus
Air is the mixture of gases which forms the Earth's atmosphere and which we breathe .