Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A wave in the atmosphere.

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Examples

  • The agreed subterfuge wasn't necessary for identification, every police car in the county had been warned to stay off the air and the sheriff knew it could only be me: but in these days of enthusiastic radio "hams," air-wave eavesdroppers abound and I wouldn't have put it past Vyland's organisation to maintain a permanent listening watch on the police wavelengths.

    Fear is the Key

  • And yet, great as was the range of such vibrations, they could not be compared with that of the air-wave caused by the mighty outburst.

    Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror

  • It made her smile -- which in their relation now was like the breaking of a cool air-wave over the conscious sore flush that maintained itself through his general chill.

    The Finer Grain

  • For instance, the passage of the great air-wave from Krakatoa to its antipodes, and from its antipodes back to Krakatoa, was registered six times by the automatic barometer at Greenwich.

    Blown to Bits or, The Lonely Man of Rakata

  • Each air-wave which conveyed these sounds, commencing at Krakatoa as a centre, spread out in an ever-increasing circle till it reached a distance of 180° from its origin and encircled the earth at its widest part, after which it continued to advance in a contracting form until it reached the antipodes of the volcano; whence it was reflected or reproduced and travelled back again to Krakatoa.

    Blown to Bits or, The Lonely Man of Rakata

  • For instance, the passage of the great air-wave from Krakatoa to its antipodes, and from its antipodes back to Krakatoa, was registered six times by the automatic barometer at Greenwich.

    Blown to Bits The Lonely Man of Rakata, the Malay Archipelago

  • Each air-wave which conveyed these sounds, commencing at Krakatoa as a centre, spread out in an ever-increasing circle till it reached a distance of 180 degrees from its origin and encircled the earth at its widest part, after which it continued to advance in a contracting form until it reached the antipodes of the volcano; whence it was reflected or reproduced and travelled back again to Krakatoa.

    Blown to Bits The Lonely Man of Rakata, the Malay Archipelago

  • I think the days of free air-wave analog television are about to come to a close.

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  • I think the days of free air-wave analog television are about to come to a close.

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