from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Plural form of air.
- n. An affected manner intended to impress others.
- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of air.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. affected manners intended to impress others
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Powlett showed no signs of leaving the house, which, even the many women in the village, who envied her for her prettiness and neatness and disliked her for what they called her airs, acknowledged that she managed well.
This tendency to repel every suggestion of inferiority is one of the surest signs of provincial habits; it is exactly the feeling with which the resident of the village resents what he calls the airs of the town, and that which the inland trader brings with him among those whom he terms the "dandies" of the sea-board.
Stargate Universe Season 1 Episode 17 with the title Pain airs on Friday, May 14 2010 at 09: 00 pm.
(Oh, and FYI: Great Pumpkin airs tonight at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC.)
We meet a serving and a patient endurance which, without any self-important airs, is reflected within these people, which lives with them even if otherwise in their ostentatious deeds and ways they seem filled with egoism and brutality.
And Karen was takin 'airs – that ain't out o' the common – but I'd a little liever have him master than her mistress – she wa'n't mine, neither.
Fair islands, flush with flowers, and rich in airs
Poems: Descriptive, Dramatic, Legendary and Contemplative, by William Gilmore Simms, Esq. In Two Volumes: Vol. I. I. Norman Maurice, a Tragedy; II. Atalantis, a Tale of the Sea; III. Tales and Traditions of the South; IV. The City of the Silent
The music consisted of a band of guitars, from which the performers, common men, and probably self-taught, contrived to draw wonderfully good music, and, in the intervals of dancing, played airs from the Straniera and Puritani.
That the lines were his there was no doubt -- they were _found in his room, _ and of course they _must_ be his, just as partial critics say certain Irish airs must be English, because they are to be found in Queen Elizabeth's music-book.
Even the adoring Julie herself, and the hardly less adoring Claire -- the latter not in the least a prude, nor given to giving herself "airs" -- are constantly obliged to pull him up for his want of