Translation of "air" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /r/ us /eər/

A2 [ no plural ] the mixture of gases around the earth that we breathe

I love the smell of the air in the mountains.

A2 [ no plural ] used especially before another noun about activities that involve planes

air travel
the air

the space above and around things

el aire
He fired his gun into the air.
He hit the ball high into the air.
verb uk /r/ us /eər/
air your opinions, views, etc.

to say your opinions

expresar tus opiniones, puntos de vista, etc.
The meeting will give us all a chance to air our views.

(Translation of “air” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun //

the mixture of gases we breathe; the atmosphere

The air up here in the mountain is very pure.

the space above the ground; the sky

Birds fly through the air.


The house had an air of neglect.

(music) a tune

She played a simple air on the piano.
airily adverb

in a light-hearted manner

despreocupadamente, desenfadadamente
She airily dismissed all objections.
airiness noun

despreocupación, desenfado
the airiness of the room.
airing noun

a short walk etc in the open air

paseo al aire libre, tomar el aire
She took the baby for an airing.
airless adjective

(of weather) still and windless

sin viento
It was a hot, airless night.

(of a room etc) stuffy and without fresh air

an airless prison cell.
airy adjective

with plenty of (fresh) air

ventilado, aireado
an airy room.

light-hearted and not serious

She had an airy disregard for authority.
airbag noun

a safety bag in a car that protects the driver or a passenger in an accident

Most cars are fitted with airbags as standard these days.
airborne adjective

in the air or flying

en el aire
We were airborne five minutes after boarding the plane
airborne germs.
air-conditioned adjective

having air-conditioning

an air-conditioned building.
air-conditioner noun

a machine that provides air-conditioning.

acondicionador de aire
The air-conditioner has broken down.
air-conditioning noun

a method of providing a room, building etc with air of a controlled temperature and humidity.

aire acondicionado
aircraft noun (plural aircraft)

any of several types of machine for flying in the air

aeronave, avión
Enemy aircraft have been sighted.
aircraft carrier noun

a ship which carries aircraft and which aircraft can use for landing and taking off.

airfare noun

the price of a ticket to fly on a plane.

Precio de Billete
The travel agency specializes in cheap airfares to Europe.
airfield noun

an area of ground (with buildings etc) where (usually military) aircraft are kept and from which they fly

campo de aviación
The aircraft were based at Duxford airfield.
air force noun

the part of the armed services which uses aircraft

fuerzas aéreas
He’s a pilot in the Royal Air Force.
airgun noun

a gun that is worked by air under pressure.

pistola de aire comprimido
airhead noun

(informal) a stupid person

She’s such an airhead!
air hostess noun

(British, old-fashioned ) a woman who looks after passengers in an aircraft; air steward, flight attendant.

azafata de avión
air letter noun

a letter sent by airmail.

carta aérea
airlift noun

an operation to move cargo or people, carried out by air

puente aéreo
Several flood victims had to be rescued by airlift.
airline noun

(a company that owns) a regular air transport service

línea aérea, compañía aérea
The airline operates a regular service to New York.
airliner noun

a (usually large) aircraft for carrying passengers

avión de pasajeros
a jet airliner.
airlock noun

a bubble in a pipe which prevents liquid from flowing along it

bolsa de aire
An airlock was preventing water circulation.
airmail noun

a system of carrying mail by air

correo aéreo
Send this parcel by airmail
(also adjective) an airmail letter.
airman noun (plural airmen)

a member of an air force

The airmen flew missions during World War II over Sicily.
airplane /ˈeəˌplein/ noun

(American ) a vehicle with wings and one or more engines that flies through the air; aeroplane(British)

airplay noun

the amount of times that a song is played on the radio.

Transmision por Radio
The song has been given considerable airplay over the past few weeks.
air pollution noun

pollution in the atmosphere

contaminación atmosférica
.A lot of the city’s air pollution is caused by traffic.
airport noun

a place where passenger aircraft arrive and depart, with buildings for customs, waiting-rooms etc.

John F. Kennedy International Airport is the United States’ 6th busiest airport.
air pump noun

a pump for forcing air in or out of something.

bomba de aire
air raid noun

an attack by aircraft

ataque aéreo
The building was completely destroyed in an air raid.
airship noun

an aircraft without wings that is filled with gas and has an engine.

airspace noun

the sky above a particular country which is controlled by that country

Espacio Aero
They shot down an unidentified aircraft that was invading their airspace.
air steward noun

someone who looks after passengers in an aircraft; flight attendant

Asistente de Vuelo
The air stewards have to serve two meals to the passengers on this particular flight.
air strike noun

an attack by aircraft dropping bombs on a place

Ataque Aereo
More than 40 civilians, many of them women and children, were killed in an airstrike on the city.
airstrip noun

a narrow piece of land used for planes to take off from and to land on

Pista de aterrizaje
The airstrip consists of a single gravel runway.
airtight adjective

(of a container etc) into or through which air cannot pass

The food is stored in airtight containers.
airtime noun

the amount of time given to someone or something on radio or television

Tiempo de Emission
The station is to give more airtime to the chat show host.
airwaves noun plural

(informal) radio and television broadcasts

Las Ondas
The song was a huge hit and is still played on the airwaves today.

radio waves used in broadcasting radio and television.

Ondas de Radio
airway noun

(anatomy) the passage that leads from the nose and throat to the lungs, and which you breathe through

Conducto de ventilacion
Open the patient’s mouth and clear the airway.

a regular course followed by aircraft.

ruta aérea
on the air

broadcasting (regularly) on radio or television

en el aire
The radio station is on the air 24 hours a day.
put on airs / give oneself airs

to behave as if one is better or more important than others

darse aires de grandeza, darse tono
She gives herself such airs that everyone dislikes her.

(Translation of “air” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)