- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)In. atmosphere (See air); mien, bearing, appearance; tune, melody (See music). —v. t. ventilate (See air); proclaim, broadcast (See publication).IIEarth's atmosphereNouns1. (atmosphere) air, atmosphere, ether, ozone, thin air; ventilation, fresh or open air; sky, welkin, blue sky; oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, etc. See vapor.2. (layers of atmosphere) troposphere, tropopause, layer, ozone layer, chemosphere, stratosphere, thermosphere, troposphere, [Kennelly]Heaviside layer, ionosphere, exosphere, magnetosphere, mesosphere, Van Allen or radiation belt.3. (air passage) airpipe, air shaft, airway; funnel, vent, tube, flue, chimney, ventilator; nose, nostril, nozzle, blowhole; windpipe, spiracle, larynx, throat; pipe. See passage.4. [cross-]ventilation, airing, cooling, air-conditioning; ventilator, air conditioner, heat pump, fan.5. (meteorology) weather, the elements, climate, rise and fall of the barometer; weather map, isobar, isotherm, high or low pressure, cold, warm or stationary front; aerology, meteorology, climatology; aneroid barometer, baroscope; good, bad, rainy, etc. weather. See water, wind.6.meteorologist, climatologist; weatherman or -woman, weather forecaster; weather report or forecast; weather bureau or station; barometer, weatherglass, hygrometer; weather balloon or satellite; weather vane.Adjectives1. (of the air) airy, pneumatic; open-air, al fresco; windy (See wind).2. (of the weather) atmospheric, airy, aerial, aeriform; meteorological, climatic, barometric, isobaric, isothermic.Adverbs — outdoors, al fresco.Quotations — This most excellent canopy, the air (Shakespeare).II(Roget's IV) n.1. [The gaseous envelope of the earth]Syn. atmosphere, stratosphere, troposphere, wind, breeze, draft, breath, fresh air, the open air, ozone, ether, sky, space, oxygen, the open, ventilation, the out of doors.2. [The apparent quality]3. [A tune]melody .• in the air,• off the air,Syn. not broadcasting, not being broadcast, closed, signed off; see quiet 2 .• on the air,Syn. broadcasting, transmitting, reporting, going on, televising, in progress, speaking, performing, telecasting, being telecast, live.• up in the air,4. [Not certain]Syn. undecided, unsettled, unsure; see uncertain 2 .5. [Agitated]• walk on air,1. [To introduce air]Syn. ventilate, open, freshen, aerate, air out, air-condition, circulate air, change the air, expel air, eject air, aerify, expose to air, draw in air, fan, refresh, cool, purify, oxygenate, revivify.Ant. close*, keep in, stifle.2. [To expose to the air]Syn. expose, hang out, sun, dry, spread (out).3. [To speak publicly; often derogatory ]4. [To broadcast]Syn. put on the air, transmit, televise; see broadcast 2 .III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)In.1. gas, atmosphere, oxygen, nitrogen, ozone, sky, aerospace.2. bearing manner, attitude, deportment, appearance, aura.IIv.1. aerate ventilate, let out, expose, dry, cool, freshen.2. announce publicly publicize, confess, profess.3. broadcast transmit, televise.IV(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. The gaseous mixture enveloping the earth: atmosphere. See HIGH, PLACE. 2. The celestial regions as seen from the earth: firmament, heaven (often used in plural), sky. Archaic: welkin. See HIGH. 3. A natural movement or current of air: blast, blow1, breeze, gust, wind1, zephyr. Archaic: gale. See BREATH. 4. A general impression produced by a predominant quality or characteristic: ambiance, atmosphere, aura, feel, feeling, mood, smell, tone. See BE. 5. Behavior through which one reveals one's personality: address, bearing, demeanor, manner, mien, presence, style. Archaic: port. See BE, STYLE. 6. Artificial behavior adopted to impress others. Used in plural: affectation, affectedness, mannerism, pose, pretense. See HONEST, TRUE. 7. A pleasing succession of musical tones forming a usually brief aesthetic unit: aria, melody, strain2, tune. Obsolete: note. See SOUNDS. II verb 1. To expose to circulating air: aerate, ventilate, wind1. See BREATH, OPEN. 2. To utter publicly: express, put, state, vent, ventilate. Idiom: come out with. See SHOW, WORDS.
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