Spanish translation of “air”
air noun /eə/
› 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. › appearance
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
She airily dismissed all objections. airiness noun ›
the airiness of the room. airing noun › a short walk etc in the open air
She took the baby for an airing. airless adjective › (of weather) still and windless
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
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
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.
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.
aircraft noun (plural aircraft) › any of several types of machine for flying in the air
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.
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
The aircraft were based at Duxford airfield. air force noun › the part of the armed services which uses aircraft
He’s a pilot in the Royal Air Force. airgun noun › a gun that is worked by air under pressure.
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.
air letter noun › a letter sent by airmail.
airlift noun › an operation to move cargo or people, carried out by air
Several flood victims had to be rescued by airlift. airline noun › (a company that owns) a regular air transport service
The airline operates a regular service to New York. airliner noun › a (usually large) aircraft for carrying passengers
a jet airliner. airlock noun › a bubble in a pipe which prevents liquid from flowing along it
An airlock was preventing water circulation. airmail noun › a system of carrying mail by air
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.
The song has been given considerable airplay over the past few weeks. air pollution noun › pollution in the atmosphere
.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.
air raid noun › an attack by aircraft
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
They shot down an unidentified aircraft that was invading their airspace. air steward noun › someone who looks after passengers in an aircraft; flight attendant
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
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
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
The song was a huge hit and is still played on the airwaves today. › radio waves used in broadcasting radio and television.
airway noun › (anatomy) the passage that leads from the nose and throat to the lungs, and which you breathe through
Open the patient’s mouth and clear the airway. › a regular course followed by aircraft.
on the air › broadcasting (regularly) on radio or television
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
She gives herself such airs that everyone dislikes her.