current of air


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Noun1.current of air - air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressurecurrent of air - air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure; "trees bent under the fierce winds"; "when there is no wind, row"; "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"
airstream - a relatively well-defined prevailing wind
calm air, calm - wind moving at less than 1 knot; 0 on the Beaufort scale
breeze, gentle wind, zephyr, air - a slight wind (usually refreshing); "the breeze was cooled by the lake"; "as he waited he could feel the air on his neck"
chinook, chinook wind, snow eater - a warm dry wind blowing down the eastern slopes of the Rockies
harmattan - a dusty wind from the Sahara that blows toward the western coast of Africa during the winter
crosswind - wind blowing across the path of a ship or aircraft
foehn, fohn - a warm dry wind that blows down the northern slopes of the Alps
khamsin - an oppressively hot southerly wind from the Sahara that blows across Egypt in the spring
Santa Ana - a strong hot dry wind that blows in winter from the deserts of southern California toward the Pacific Coast
high wind - a very strong wind; "rain and high winds covered the region"
headwind - wind blowing opposite to the path of a ship or aircraft
catabatic wind, katabatic wind - a wind caused by the downward motion of cold air
tailwind - wind blowing in the same direction as the path of a ship or aircraft
doldrums - a belt of calms and light winds between the northern and southern trade winds of the Atlantic and Pacific
east wind, easterly, easter - a wind from the east
northwest wind, northwester - a wind from the northwest
southwester, sou'wester - a strong wind from the southwest
sou'easter, southeaster - a strong wind from the southeast
gale - a strong wind moving 45-90 knots; force 7 to 10 on Beaufort scale
gust, blast, blow - a strong current of air; "the tree was bent almost double by the gust"
monsoon - a seasonal wind in southern Asia; blows from the southwest (bringing rain) in summer and from the northeast in winter
monsoon - any wind that changes direction with the seasons
boreas, north wind, norther, northerly - a wind that blows from the north
prevailing wind - the predominant wind direction; "the prevailing wind is from the southwest"
samiel, simoom, simoon - a violent hot sand-laden wind on the deserts of Arabia and North Africa
south wind, souther, southerly - a wind from the south
squall - sudden violent winds; often accompanied by precipitation
thermal - rising current of warm air
draft, draught - a current of air (usually coming into a chimney or room or vehicle)
atmospheric condition, weather, weather condition, conditions - the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation; "they were hoping for good weather"; "every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception"; "the conditions were too rainy for playing in the snow"
west wind, wester - wind that blows from west to east
air - a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of; "air pollution"; "a smell of chemicals in the air"; "open a window and let in some air"; "I need some fresh air"
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The current of air, and the sprinkling of water over his face, soon produced their customary effect.
See, it is pierced with holes, and through them comes a current of air.
High above his head he was suddenly conscious of a downward current of air.
He knew the strength of the current of air, and tempered it so as to adapt it to the wave of the stems of his flowers.
The exception I speak of was the wonderful Wizard of Oz, a sleight-of-hand performer from Omaha who went up in a balloon and was carried by a current of air to the Emerald City.
It there were no current of air in the place we should have been stifled or poisoned when we first came in.
The contempt which the world pours out on poverty was death to Athanase; the enervating heat of solitude, without a breath or current of air, relaxed the bow which ever strove to tighten itself; his soul grew weary in this painful effort without results.
A cold current of air passed them, and the light shot up for a moment in a flame of murky orange.
It went way up above the clouds, so far that a current of air struck it and carried it many, many miles away.
But old Hector raised his nose to the light current of air, and opened a long howl, that might have been heard for a mile.
Caught by a gentle current of air the flier was drifting slowly toward the northeast across the valley of Bantoom.
But in all of them I heard a certain sound: a thud-thud-thud, like the beating of some big engine; and I discovered, from the flaring of my matches, that a steady current of air set down the shafts.
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