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air·ing

 (âr′ĭng)
n.
1. Exposure to air for freshening or drying.
2. Exposure to open air for exercise or the promotion of health.
3. Exposure to public attention.
4. A radio or television broadcast.

airing

(ˈɛərɪŋ)
n
1.
a. exposure to air or warmth, as for drying or ventilation
b. (as modifier): airing cupboard.
2. an excursion in the open air
3. exposure to public debate

air•ing

(ˈɛər ɪŋ)

n.
1. an exposure to the air, as for drying.
2. a public discussion or disclosure, as of ideas, proposals, or facts.
3. a period of leisure or physical activity in the open air, esp. to promote health.
4. a broadcast on radio or television.
[1600–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.airing - the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debateairing - the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate
transmission - communication by means of transmitted signals
circulation - the dissemination of copies of periodicals (as newspapers or magazines)
propagation, extension - the spreading of something (a belief or practice) into new regions
2.airing - a short excursion (a walk or ride) in the open airairing - a short excursion (a walk or ride) in the open air; "he took the dogs for an airing"
excursion, jaunt, outing, pleasure trip, junket, sashay, expedition - a journey taken for pleasure; "many summer excursions to the shore"; "it was merely a pleasure trip"; "after cautious sashays into the field"
3.airing - the act of supplying fresh air and getting rid of foul airairing - the act of supplying fresh air and getting rid of foul air
improvement - the act of improving something; "their improvements increased the value of the property"

airing

noun
1. ventilation, drying, freshening, aeration Open the windows and give the bedroom a good airing.
2. exposure, display, expression, publicity, vent, utterance, dissemination We feel able to talk about sex, but money rarely gets an airing.
Translations
procházka na čerstvém vzduchu
lufteturluftning
levegõzés
göngutúr
gezintiye çıkmahava alma

airing

[ˈɛərɪŋ]
A. N to give sth an airing [+ linen, room] → ventilar algo; [+ idea] → airear algo, someter algo a la discusión; [+ issue, matter] → ventilar algo; [+ film on TV] → dar algo, pasar algo, proyectar algo; [+ play] → poner en escena algo
B. CPD airing cupboard N (Brit) → armario m para oreo

airing

[ˈɛərɪŋ] n
(= expressing) to give an airing to sth, to give sth an airing [+ ideas, views] → mettre qch sur le tapis
(= freshening) to give an airing to sth, to give sth an airing [+ room] → aérer qchairing cupboard n (British)placard-séchoir m placard qui contient la chaudière et où l'on fait sécher le lingeair inlet narrivée f d'air

airing

n (of linen, room etc)(Aus- or Durch)lüften nt; to give something a good airingetw gut durch- or auslüften lassen; to give an idea an airing (fig inf)eine Idee darlegen

airing

[ˈɛərɪŋ] n to give an airing to (linen) → arieggiare, far prendere aria a; (room) → arieggiare (fig) (ideas) → ventilare

air

() noun
1. the mixture of gases we breathe; the atmosphere. Mountain air is pure.
2. the space above the ground; the sky. Birds fly through the air.
3. appearance. The house had an air of neglect.
4. a tune. She played a simple air on the piano.
verb
1. to expose to the air in order to dry or make more fresh etc. to air linen.
2. to make known. He loved to air his opinions.
ˈairbag noun
a safety bag in a car that protects the driver or a passenger in an accident.
ˈairily adverb
in a light-hearted manner. She airily dismissed all objections.
ˈairiness noun
ˈairing noun
a short walk etc in the open air. She took the baby for an airing.
ˈairless adjective
1. (of weather) still and windless. It was a hot, airless night.
2. (of a room etc) stuffy and without fresh air.
ˈairy adjective
1. with plenty of (fresh) air. an airy room.
2. light-hearted and not serious. an airy disregard for authority.
ˈairborne adjective
in the air or flying. We were airborne five minutes after boarding the plane; airborne germs.
ˌair-conˈditioned adjective
having air-conditioning. an air-conditioned building.
ˌair-conˈditioner noun
an apparatus providing air-conditioning.
ˌair-conˈditioning noun
a method of providing a room, building etc with air of a controlled temperature and humidity.
ˈaircraftplural ˈaircraft noun
any of several types of machine for flying in the air. Enemy aircraft have been sighted.
aircraft carrier
a ship which carries aircraft and which aircraft can use for landing and taking off.
ˈairfield noun
an area of ground (with buildings etc) where (usually military) aircraft are kept and from which they fly.
air force
the part of the armed services which uses aircraft. the army, navy and air force.
ˈair-gun noun
a gun that is worked by air under pressure.
air hostess
a young woman who looks after passengers in an aircraft.
air letter
a letter sent by airmail.
ˈairlift noun
an operation to move cargo or people, carried out by air.
ˈairline noun
(a company that owns) a regular air transport service. Which airline are you travelling by?
ˈairliner noun
a (usually large) aircraft for carrying passengers.
ˈair-lock noun
a bubble in a pipe which prevents liquid from flowing along it.
ˈairmail noun
a system of carrying mail by air. Send this parcel by airmail; (also adjective) an airmail letter.
ˈairman noun
a member of an air force.
ˈair pollution noun
Air pollution is caused by smoke, toxic gases etc.
ˈairplane noun
(American) an aeroplane.
ˈairport noun
a place where passenger aircraft arrive and depart, with buildings for customs, waiting-rooms etc.
ˈair-pump noun
a pump for forcing air in or out of something.
ˈair-raid noun
an attack by aircraft.
ˈairship noun
an aircraft that is lighter than air and can be steered etc.
ˈairtight adjective
(of a container etc) into or through which air cannot pass. an airtight seal on a bottle.
ˈairway noun
a regular course followed by aircraft.
on the air
broadcasting (regularly) on radio or television.
put on airs / give oneself airs
to behave as if one is better or more important than others. She gives herself such airs that everyone dislikes her.

airing

n. aéreo, ventilación.
References in classic literature ?
Her once active limbs were so stiff and feeble that Jo took her for a daily airing about the house in her strong arms.
Thus, she was fain to shrink deeper into herself, as it were, as if in the hope of making people suppose that here was only a cloak and hood, threadbare and woefully faded, taking an airing in the midst of the storm, without any wearer!
Who, now, that saw him pass in the procession, would think how little while it is since he went forth out of his study -- chewing a Hebrew text of Scripture in his mouth, I warrant -- to take an airing in the forest
I would as soon taking an airing on the slant of a rainbow as in such a front yard.