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Airy appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Stop, Syrian, I see bees in airy spots.
  • In airy Sahara's level, Sarah, a Syrian, I.
  • Stop, Syrian, I start at rats in airy spots.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective airy:


The word airy is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adjective airy

What does airy mean as an attribute of a noun?

Airy is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: more airy / airier | most airy / airiest

  1. open to or abounding in fresh air
  2. not practical or realizable; speculative
  3. having little or no perceptible weight; so light as to resemble air
    • example: airy gauze curtains
    • similar: light
  4. characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air

Alternative definition of the adjective airy


  1. Consisting of air; as, an airy substance; the airy parts of bodies.
  2. Relating or belonging to air; high in air; aerial; as, an airy flight.
  3. Open to a free current of air; exposed to the air; breezy; as, an airy situation.
  4. Resembling air; thin; unsubstantial; not material; airlike.
  5. Relating to the spirit or soul; delicate; graceful; as, airy music.
  6. Without reality; having no solid foundation; empty; trifling; visionary.
  7. Light of heart; vivacious; sprightly; flippant; superficial.
  8. Having an affected manner; being in the habit of putting on airs; affectedly grand.
  9. [context: painting] Having the light and aerial tints true to nature.


  1. Airy is an impact crater on Mars, named in honor of the British Astronomer, Royal Sir George Biddell Airy. The crater is approximately 40 kilometres in diameter and is located at 0.1°E 5.1°S in the Meridiani Planum region. The much smaller crater Airy-0, which defines the location of Mars' prime meridian, lies within it.
    • also known as 艾里撞擊坑
  2. Airy is a lunar impact crater located in the southern highlands. It is named in honour of British astronomer George Biddell Airy. It forms the southern-most member of a chain of craters consisting of Vogel, Argelander, and Airy. A little further to the south lies Donati. Airy has a worn, and somewhat polygonal rim that it broken at the northern and southern ends. It has an irregular floor and a central peak.

Phrases with Airy

Phrases starting with the word Airy:

  1. Airy Beam
  2. Airy Fairy
  3. Airy Equation
  4. Airy Function

Other phrases containing the word Airy:

  1. Bridelia Airy-Shawii
  2. Phyllanthus Airy-Shawii
  3. Species Bridelia Airy-Shawii
  4. Symplococarpon Airy-Shawianum
  5. Species Phyllanthus Airy-Shawii
  6. Species Symplococarpon Airy-Shawianum

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Airy

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Google previewEncyclopaedia of Mathematics (set) (1994)

by Michiel Hazewinkel

= c, VxJ 1/3 ifeV» Since the Airy equation plays an important role in various problems of physics, mechanics and asymptotic analysis, its solutions are ...

Google previewDictionary of Pure and Applied Physics (2000)

by Dipak Basu

Airy disk The pattern of diffraction for circular aperture has rotational symmetry about the axis. The central maximum ...

Google previewDictionary of Aviation (1911)

by Robert Morris Pierce

airy 'e.-zi adj. 1. performd or taking place in the air or atmosfere; ef, belonging to, or appropriate to the air; aerial; ...

Google previewDictionary of Geophysics, Astrophysics, and Astronomy (2001)

by Richard A. Matzner

Airy phase When a dispersive seismic wave propagates, the decrease of amplitude with increasing propagation distance for a period whose group velocity has a local minimum is smaller than that for other periods. The wave corresponding to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Space and Astronomy (2009)

by Joseph A. Angelo

Airy disk 19 Basic forces generated by an airfoil in an airstream high-energy particles and electromagnetic radiation, primarily from the sun. Airglow includes emissions from the oxygen molecule (O2), the nitrogen molecule (N2), the hydroxyl ...

Google previewDirr's Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs (2016)

by Michael A. Dirr

Airy'. Have tested forfive years in Georgia. In full sun makes a perfect mound, 3ft. by 4 ft., with abundant flowers, beautiful glaucous-blue leaves, yellow-orangered fall color. All who witness ...

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Quotes about Airy

It appears to me that almost any man may like the spider spin from his own inwards his own airy citadel. (John Keats)
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Scrabble value of A1I1R1Y4

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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