air

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air

Other spellings[change]

  • aire (old, no longer used)

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Noun[change]

Singular
air

Plural
airs

  1. (uncountable) Air is a mixture of gases. It has no color or odor (smell)
    We breathe air to live.
  2. You put on airs when you act arrogantly.
    The woman put on the airs in front of her friends.

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Plain form
air

Third-person singular
airs

Past tense
aired

Past participle
aired

Present participle
airing

  1. If you air something, you broadcast it, either over the radio, or on television.
    Hurry! You'll miss the story about homeless children that is about to air on the local news!

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