AskDefine | Define airy

Dictionary Definition

airy adj
1 open to or abounding in fresh air; "airy rooms" [syn: aired]
2 not practical or realizable; speculative; "airy theories about socioeconomic improvement"; "visionary schemes for getting rich" [syn: impractical, visionary, Laputan]
3 having little or no perceptible weight; so light as to resemble air; "airy gauze curtains"
4 characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air; "figures light and aeriform come unlooked for and melt away"- Thomas Carlyle; "aerial fancies"; "an airy apparition"; "physical rather than ethereal forms" [syn: aeriform, aerial, aery, ethereal] [also: airiest, airier]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

IPA: WEAE /ˈeɹ.i/

Adjective

  1. Consisting of air; as, an airy substance; the airy parts of bodies.
  2. Relating or belonging to air; high in air; aërial; as, an airy flight.
  3. Open to a free current of air; exposed to the air; breezy; as, an airy situation.
  4. Resembling air; thin; unsubstantial; not material; airlike.
  5. Relating to the spirit or soul; delicate; graceful; as, airy music.
  6. Without reality; having no solid foundation; empty; trifling; visionary.
  7. Light of heart; vivacious; sprightly; flippant; superficial.
  8. Having an affected manner; being in the habit of putting on airs; affectedly grand.
  9. (Painting) Having the light and aërial tints true to nature.

Japanese

Noun

airy
  1. air force

Extensive Definition

Airy may refer to:

See also

airy in Czech: Airy
airy in German: Airy
airy in Spanish: Airy (cráter)
airy in French: Airy
airy in Italian: Airy

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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