airing Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “airing” in the English Dictionary

"airing" in British English

See all translations

airingnoun [S]

uk   /ˈeə.rɪŋ/  us   /ˈer.ɪŋ/
  • airing noun [S] (MAKING KNOWN)

an occasion when a subject is discussed in an open or public way: The arguments for and against the proposals have been given a good airing.
  • airing noun [S] (DRYING)

a period of time when you allow the air to make something dry and fresh: The room was damp and smelly so we opened all the windows and gave it a good airing.
(Definition of airing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"airing" in Business English

See all translations

airingnoun [S]

uk   us   /ˈeərɪŋ/
an occasion when a particular subject is discussed in an open way or in public: a full/good/public airingget/be given an airing His ideas for payment reform will get their first major public airing next month.
(Definition of airing from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “airing”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使知晓, 公开讨论…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使知曉, 公開討論…
What is the pronunciation of airing?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“airing” in British English

More meanings of “airing”

A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
by ,
May 04, 2016
by Kate Woodford We can’t always focus on the positive! This week, we’re looking at the language that is used to refer to arguing and arguments, and the differences in meaning between the various words and phrases. There are several words that suggest that people are arguing about something that is not important. (As you might

Read More 

Word of the Day

spaceship

(especially in stories) a vehicle used for travel in space

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More