Air Air ([^a]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Aired} ([^a]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Airing}.] [See {Air}, n., and cf. {A[eum]rate}.] 1. To expose to the air for the purpose of cooling, refreshing, or purifying; to ventilate; as, to air a room. [1913 Webster]

It were good wisdom . . . that the jail were aired. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

Were you but riding forth to air yourself. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To expose for the sake of public notice; to display ostentatiously; as, to air one's opinion. [1913 Webster]

Airing a snowy hand and signet gem. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

3. To expose to heat, for the purpose of expelling dampness, or of warming; as, to air linen; to air liquors. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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