air noun (GAS)
the air B2 [ S ]
- The balloon rose gently (up) into the air.
- The volcano spewed a giant cloud of ash, dust, and gases into the air.
- The extent of the flooding can only be fully appreciated when viewed from the air.
- The ball carried high into the air and landed the other side of the fence.
- A cloud of dust rose in the air as the car roared past.
- It's the dampness in the air that is bad for your lungs.
- He let the air out of the balloon.
- The mountain air was wonderfully pure.
- There was a rush of air as she opened the door.
- Stricter controls on air pollution would help to reduce acid rain.
- Warm air rises by the process of convection.
air noun (AIRCRAFT)
I don't travel much by air. 我不常坐飞机。
air travel 乘飞机旅行
- The air force counterattacked and repelled the invasion.
- Human error has been blamed for the air crash.
- Will the goods be sent by air or sea freight?
- The resort is easily accessible by road, rail, and air.
- The policy of charging air travellers for vegetarian meals proved unpopular and has already been rescinded.
air noun (MANNER)
- He had a slight air of menace which I found unsettling.
- He retains an almost professorial air.
- I just assumed he owned the place - he had a proprietary air about him.
- The company operates out of modern offices and expensive hotel suites to create an air of respectability.
- He glared at me with an air of accusation.
air noun (BROADCAST)
be on/off (the) air