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air (AIR)
1. The air we breathe: Air is composed primarily of oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and water vapor."
2. Atmosphere, stratosphere, sky: "The rocket blasted off into the air."
3. Wind, breeze, draft, air current, air flow, waft: "Cold air blew in through the open window."
4. Atmosphere, aura, ambience; quality, manner, style, look: "An air of mystery pervaded the abandoned house. She has a certain air of sadness all the time."
5. Airs, affectations, pretensions, artificial manners; haughtiness, arrogance: "Don’t put on airs with me."
6. Tune, ditty, melody, song, strain; ballad, carol: "The children sang a delightful air."
7. Ventilate, expose to air, aerate: "The blankets were aired outside on the line."
8. Voice, express, declare, utter; proclaim, make public, reveal, disclose, expose: "The presidential candidate aired his views on television."
air, air, ere, err, heir
air (AIR) (noun)
1. The atmosphere we breathe: Air is composed primarily of oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and water vapor.
2. Biosphere, stratosphere, sky: The rocket blasted off into the air.
3. Wind, breeze, draft, current: When Andrea Gill opened the window, cold air blew in through the open window.
air (AIR) (verb)
To place something in an open area where there is a breeze to make it cool, dry, or clean: Leon's mother taught her children to put the blankets out on the line to air out.
ere (AIR) (preposition)
Prior to; before in time: Douglas and Karin will have a warm fire ere nightfall and so ere long they will be comfortable.

This is an old-fashioned or a literary term.

err (ER, UR, or AIR) (verb)
1. To make a mistake, slip up, miscalculate: Banks rarely err in figuring a checking account balance.
2. To deviate from an established moral code; to transgress, sin, misbehave: To err is human, to forgive divine.
heir (AIR; not HAIR) (noun)
1. Someone who is legally entitled to inherit and to own an estate after the previous owner’s death; a beneficiary, an inheritor: The millionaire’s only heir was his son, Myron.
2. A person who succeeds or is in line to succeed to a hereditary rank, title, or office: The king did not have an heir when he died.

An heir is someone who may be worth more financially than others and still be worthless.

—Evan Esar

Angie, the heir to the science project started to err when she wrote that ere there was air, the earth was surrounded by carbon dioxide.

Units related to: “air
(Latin: air, wind; rapid, quick)
(Greek: air, mist, wind)
(Greek: air, wind)
(Greek: vapor, steam; air, gas; respiration)
(Greek: air, wind; breathing)
(Greek: air, wind, breath; presence of air; spirit)
(Latin: air, wind)
Word Entries at Get Words: “air
1. A mixture of nitrogen, oxygen, argon, carbon dioxide, and other gases that make up the earth's atmosphere.

In ancient times, the name used for a gas.

2. The mixture of gases that make up the earth's atmosphere.

The principal gases that compose dry air are: Nitrogen, 78.09%; Oxygen, 20.95%; Argon, 0.93%; and Carbon Dioxide, 0.033%.

Another important constituent of air is water vapor which varies from 0% to about 4%.

Word Entries at Get Words containing the term: “air
air mass
A body of air in the lower atmosphere, which is more or less at a constant temperature and moisture content, and is often bounded by cold and warm fronts.
This entry is located in the following unit: Meteorology or Weather Terms + (page 1)
air mass or air mass ratio
Equal to the cosine of the zenith angle or that angle from directly overhead to a line intersecting the sun.

The air mass is an indication of the length of the path solar radiation travels through the atmosphere. An air mass of 1.0 means the sun is directly overhead and the radiation travels through one atmosphere (thickness).

This entry is located in the following unit: Photovoltaic Conversion Efficiency Terms + (page 1)
air pressure
Measured with a barometer, the force per unit area that the air exerts on any surface; it results from the collision of air molecules.
This entry is located in the following unit: Meteorology or Weather Terms + (page 1)
air quotes
A gesture made by raising and flexing the index and middle fingers of both hands which is used as quotation marks used to call special attention to a spoken word or expression.
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air sac
The thin-walled expansion of the tracheal system of an arthropod, which increases or strengthens the inspiration and the exhalation of air.

Air sacs also give buoyancy to aquatic insects, and in dragonflies, it provides insulation around the thoracic wing muscles.

This entry is located in the following unit: Insects, General Applicable Terms (page 1)
To make a kissing gesture at someone without touching.
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compressed air
Air that is held at a pressure higher than standard atmospheric pressure, thereby increasing its density.

"In 1695, Guillaume Amontons, designed a thermometer using a glass tube filled with compressed air and then topped off with a level of mercury."

This entry is located in the following unit: Thermometer and Temperature Scales (page 1)
metal air fuel, metal fuel cell, metal fuel technology
A fuel cell technology that uses metals; such as, zinc, aluminum, and magnesium in place of hydrogen to provide electrical power in order to overcome certain disadvantages that are associated with hydrogen as a fuel.
This entry is located in the following unit: Metallurgy Topics or Metal Technology + (page 1)
rifle (s) (noun), rifles (pl); air rifle, air rifles; assault rifle, assault rifles
1. A firearm which has a long barrel and that is held against a person's shoulder when he or she is shooting it: Hunters around the world use rifles to kill various "wild-game animals" to be used for food or for a so-called "sport".

Brenda's father took his rifle out to go hunting for deer.

2. A BB gun that uses compressed air or gas to fire small pellets: Lucinda's young brother took his air rifle to shoot at some cans lined up on a fence.
3. A weapon that can shoot many bullets quickly and which is designed for use by the military: A unit of soldiers were armed with assault rifles and they were having target practice with these weapons.
This entry is located in the following unit: English Words in Action, Group R (page 4)