- The fluid which we breathe, and which surrounds the earth; the
atmosphere. It is invisible, inodorous, insipid, transparent,
compressible, elastic, and ponderable.
- Symbolically: Something unsubstantial, light, or volatile.
- A particular state of the atmosphere, as respects heat, cold,
moisture, etc., or as affecting the sensations; as, a smoky air, a damp
air, the morning air, etc.
- Any aeriform body; a gas; as, oxygen was formerly called vital
- Air in motion; a light breeze; a gentle wind.
- Odoriferous or contaminated air.
- That which surrounds and influences.
- Utterance abroad; publicity; vent.
- Intelligence; information.
- A musical idea, or motive, rhythmically developed in
consecutive single tones, so as to form a symmetrical and balanced
whole, which may be sung by a single voice to the stanzas of a hymn or
song, or even to plain prose, or played upon an instrument; a melody; a
tune; an aria.
- In harmon