Complain publicly, as in Jane was afraid to complain at work but freely aired her grievances at home. This figurative exposure to the open air is far from new; to air one’s opinions or ideas dates from the early 1800s, and the precise idiom appears in James Joyce’s Ulysses (1922).
- Air out
a mixture of nitrogen, oxygen, and minute amounts of other gases that surrounds the earth and forms its atmosphere. a stir in the atmosphere; a light breeze. overhead space; sky: The planes filled the air. circulation; publication; publicity: to give air to one’s theories. the general character or complexion of anything; appearance: His early work […]
an apparatus consisting of a face mask connected to a portable air supply, as an air tank that can be strapped to one’s back, used especially by firefighters and search teams in areas of smoke, poisonous fumes, intense heat, etc.
a small airport for private planes, especially one located near an or other commercial center.
- Air passage
a space occupied or traversed by air. travel by air. accommodations for an air trip: to book air passage for Hong Kong. Historical Examples Then use your fingers to make sure nothing in his mouth or throat is obstructing the air passage to his lungs. In Time Of Emergency Department of Defense Each side of […]