(Midland English, dialect) affected; effeminate
(of an aircraft) meeting established standards for safe flight; equipped and maintained in condition to fly. adjective (of an aircraft) safe to fly
- Airy disc
the bright central part of the diffraction pattern of light from a point source that is diffracted by a circular aperture.
Informal. delicate or lovely: an airy-fairy actress; an airy-fairy nightgown. not based on reality or concerned with mundane affairs; unrealistic: airy-fairy ideas about spending a fortune that isn’t even his. Slang. effeminate; swishy. Historical Examples There is nothing more beautiful than the airy-fairy soap-bubble with its everchanging colors. How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical […]
a three-toed sloth, Bradypus tridactylus, inhabiting forests of southern Venezuela, the Guianas, and northern Brazil, having a diet apparently restricted to the leaves of the trumpet-tree, and sounding a high-pitched cry when disturbed. Contemporary Examples He adds that ais “knows there are two levels of approach to this” and has different therapies for children and […]