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Meaning of AIRY

Pronunciation:  'ehree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  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"
  2. [adj]  having little or no perceptible weight; so light as to resemble air; "airy gauze curtains"
  3. [adj]  not practical or realizable; speculative; "airy theories about socioeconomic improvement"; "visionary schemes for getting rich"
  4. [adj]  open to or abounding in fresh air; "airy rooms"
 

AIRY is a 4 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: aerial, aeriform, aery, aired, ethereal, impractical, insubstantial, light, unreal, unsubstantial, utopian, ventilated, visionary
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Air"y\, a.
1. Consisting of air; as, an airy substance; the airy parts
   of bodies.

2. Relating or belonging to air; high in air; a["e]rial; as,
   an airy flight. ``The airy region.'' --Milton.

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. ``An airy spirit.'' --Shak.

5. Relating to the spirit or soul; delicate; graceful; as,
   airy music.

6. Without reality; having no solid foundation; empty;
   trifling; visionary. ``Airy fame.'' --Shak.

         Empty sound, and airy notions.        --Roscommon.

7. Light of heart; vivacious; sprightly; flippant;
   superficial. ``Merry and airy.'' --Jer. Taylor.

8. Having an affected manner; being in the habit of putting
   on airs; affectedly grand. [Colloq.]

9. (Paint.) Having the light and a["e]rial tints true to
   nature. --Elmes.

 
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