- To throw a long pass.
- Abroad; prevalent:
Excitement was in the air.
- Not yet decided; uncertain.
- to reject (or be rejected) as a lover
- current or prevalent
- not decided; not settled; still imaginary
Other Word Forms of Air
Origin of Air
Partly from Middle English air gas, atmosphere (from Old French) (from Latin āēr) (from Greek wer-1 in Indo-European roots) and partly from French air nature, quality, place of origin (from Latin ager place, field agriculture) (and Latin ārea open space, threshing floor area) N., sense 8, from French air tune from Italian aria aria
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle English air, eir (“gas, atmosphere”), from Anglo-Norman aeir, eyer, Old French aire, eir, from Latin āēr, from Ancient Greek ἀήρ (aér, “wind, atmosphere”). Displaced native Middle English luft, lift (“air”) (from Old English lyft (“air, atmosphere”)), Middle English loft (“air, upper region”) (from Old Norse lopt (“air, sky, loft”)). More at lift, loft.
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