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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun airway:

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Definition of the noun airway

What does airway mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: airways

  1. a duct that provides ventilation (as in mines)
  2. a designated route followed by airplanes in flying from one airport to another
  3. the passages through which air enters and leaves the body
  4. a commercial enterprise that provides scheduled flights for passengers
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of airway: airline / airline business
    • more generic word: line = a commercial organization serving as a common carrier
    • part: fleet = group of aircraft operating together under the same ownership

Alternative definition of the noun airway


  1. [anatomy] The trachea.
  2. A flight path used by aeroplanes.


Airway was a musical ensemble based within the Los Angeles Free Music Society.


Airway is a record label.


The Airway was an American microcar with two seats, made by Everett Miller and T. P. Hall between 1949 and 1950 in San Diego, California. It had an all-aluminum body and chassis and an air-cooled 10 hp Onan engine mounted at the back. Normally it would only use a single fluid-drive speed, plus an emergency low gear.

Phrases with Airway

  1. Lower Airway
  2. Upper Airway

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Airway

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Google previewTrauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN) Examination Review (2017)

Think in Questions, Learn by Rationales by Kendra Menzies Kent, MS, RN-BC, CCRN, CNRN, SCRN, TCRN

A possible cervical spine injury requires maintaining spinal precautions until cleared, but ensuring an airway is the first...

is a high priority because brain injury is commonly associated with facial trauma, securing an airway is a first priority.

Google previewTracheostomy (2004)

A Multi-Professional Handbook by Claudia Russell, Basil Matta

Maintaining a patent airway is a vital aspect of providing adequate oxygenation and ventilation. Failure to do so for even a brief period can be disastrous. Difficult airway has major implications on morbidity and mortality as evidenced in various ...

Google previewSnoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (2003)

by David N. F. Fairbanks, Samuel A. Mickelson, B. Tucker Woodson

Soft Tissue The upper airway is a conduit from the nose down to the vocal folds that serves the three major functions of transport of air, swallowing, and speech. To accomplish all three of these tasks with the same muscle groups and other soft ...

Google previewACLS Study Guide (2012)

by Barbara J Aehlert

An oral airway is a J-shaped plastic device that is used to create an air passage between the patient's mouth and the posterior wall of the pharynx (Figure 2-21). When correctly positioned, the flange of the device rests on the patient's lips or ...

Google previewOtolaryngology for the Pediatrician (2013)

by Rahul K. Shah, Diego A. Preciado, George H. Zalzal

Oral airway is a simple, temporary measure for neonates with choanal atresia and life threatening cyanosis. Bilateral stenosis may require repair within the first few weeks of life while unilateral stenosis may be repaired electively later in life.

Google previewSheehy’s Manual of Emergency Care (2012)

by ENA

• Patients with esophageal disease or patients who have ingested caustic substances King Laryngeal Tube Airway The King airway is a disposable, latex-free single lumen tube with two cuffs.

Google previewBlackwell's Nursing Dictionary (2013)

by Dawn Freshwater, Sian Masiln-Prothero

If there is no response from the patient, IMMEDIATELY go through the ABC formula: 0 Assess the airway. Partial or total obstruction can be caused by the tongue, loose teeth, other foreign objects or fluid (blood/vomit). Total obstruction will ...

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

airway. n. 1. any of the passages of the respiratory system. 2. any device that enables the flow of air into and out of the lungs. See NASOPHARYNGEAL AIRWAY, OROPHARYNGEAL AIRWAY.

Google previewBailliere's Nurses' Dictionary - E-Book (2014)

for Nurses and Healthcare Workers by Barbara F. Weller

D = Danger R = Response S = Shout A = Airway B = Breathing C = Circulation Danger Check for and remove any hazards prior to approaching the person who has collapsed. Response Firmly tap the casualty on the shoulders and shout into ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Football Medicine, Vol.1 (2017)

Trauma and Medical Emergencies by Jonny Gordon, Anna Nordstrom

Airway. The airway can become compromised due to either primary or secondary trauma. Primary Trauma. Trauma to the face, head, or neck can result in bleeding , bruising, or swelling that can make it physically difficult to shift air through the ...

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Donald Venes

air airway gases between air and the blood. Its content is determined by sampling the last portion of a maximal expiration. liquid a. Air liquefied by great pressure and/or low temperature. It produces intense cold on evaporation. mechanical ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Imaging (2008)

by Albert L. Baert

Airway. Disease. PHILIPPE A. GRENIER Hopital Pitie-Salpetriene, Paris, France ... Bronchiolitis; Chronic bronchitis; Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD); Small airway disease; Tracheobronchomegaly; Tracheo- bronchomalacia ...

Google previewBailliere's Midwives' Dictionary E-Book (2012)

by Denise Tiran

Establish and maintain clear airway. 2. Ensure effective circulation. 3. Correct acidosis. 4. Prevent hypothermia, hypoglycaemia and haemorrhage. Airway – clear with oro- and nasopharyngeal suction if no respiratory effort; • under direct vision ...

Google previewChurchill Livingstone Medical Dictionary (2008)

by Chris Brooker

tracheostomy n surgical opening between the front of the neck and the trachea to create an artificial airway. It is kept open with a tracheostomy tube (Figure T.5). A tracheostomy ...

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Scrabble value of A1I1R1W4A1Y4

The value of this 6-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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