Definition of 'air'
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Planning consent will be refused until the air around the airport meets nitrogen dioxide requirements. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The other option is to clear the air with a general election. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This helps it to benefit from the prevailing winds and use outdoor air for almost all of its cooling. Computing (2010) Dry air is poor at conducting electricity, resulting in static electrical charges building up on people. Times, Sunday Times (2017) Make a central air hole, paint with egg. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It still hangs in the air, though all else hangs on it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was a glorious swansong, and her enormous grin and triumphant punching of the air as she mounted the podium were deliciously infectious. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Plants clean the very air we breathe, trapping pollutants, taking in carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. The Sun (2017)There is a carnival atmosphere in the air. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Prisoners suffered from a lack of fresh air and almost no exercise or constructive activity. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Only then did they radio for air support. The Sun (2007) Cold night air can cause breathing problems. Survive the Nine to Five - a woman's guide to working well (1989)High pressure and slack winds helped to keep the polluted air near the ground. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The mountain air makes you forget about it. The Sun (2015)Because all that hot air must be doing considerable damage to something somewhere. The Sun (2015)They give off heat and moisture into the cold air above. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Yet there are unavoidable pollutants in the air we breathe. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She wanted to explode the air around her. Times, Sunday Times (2008)That sinister threat is left hanging in the air. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He made a fist and punched the air. The Broken God (1993)Watch this space for detailed advice on air drying. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You can hear the air in the room. Christianity Today (2000)The government knows that money is not going to appear from thin air. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He has been a breath of fresh air and has given us all a belief. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They did not watch the programme when it aired. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Modern kitchens have about them an almost surgical air. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Once during an air raid she noticed a young man sitting alone in the shelter reading a book. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This was set off by a clash of cold air from the north hitting warm air to the south. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The idea is to find pockets of warm air which act like springs and circle in them until you reach cloud base. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There was a weird atmosphere in the air, the sky went dark then it blew itself out. The Sun (2007)Then gently fold in half of the remaining egg white, trying to keep as much air in the mixture as possible. The Sun (2013)Before going off air, Geo broadcast images of its logo in chains. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is the polar opposite of the trendy gastropub, with gas lanterns, small rooms off the main bar and a general air of spit and sawdust. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'air'
British English: air /ɛə/ NOUN
Air is the mixture of gases which forms the earth's atmosphere and which we breathe.
He opened the window and leaned out into the cold air.
- American English: air
- Arabic: هَوَاء
- Brazilian Portuguese: ar
- Chinese: 空气
- Croatian: zrak
- Czech: vzduch
- Danish: luft
- Dutch: lucht
- European Spanish: aire
- Finnish: ilma
- French: air vent
- German: Luft
- Greek: αέρας
- Italian: aria
- Japanese: 空気
- Korean: 공기 바람
- Norwegian: luft
- Polish: powietrze
- European Portuguese: ar
- Romanian: aer
- Russian: воздух
- Spanish: aire
- Swedish: luft
- Thai: อากาศ
- Turkish: hava
- Ukrainian: повітря
- Vietnamese: không khí
Definition of air from the Collins English Dictionary
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