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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Airing  \Air"ing\  ([^a]r"[i^]ng),  n. 
  1.  A  walk  or  a  ride  in  the  open  air;  a  short  excursion  for 
  health's  sake. 
 
  2.  An  exposure  to  air,  or  to  a  fire,  for  warming,  drying, 
  etc.;  as  the  airing  of  linen,  or  of  a  room 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
 
  It  were  good  wisdom  .  .  .  that  the  jail  were  aired. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  Were  you  but  riding  forth  to  air  yourself  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  expose  for  the  sake  of  public  notice;  to  display 
  ostentatiously;  as  to  air  one's  opinion. 
 
  Airing  a  snowy  hand  and  signet  gem.  --Tennyson. 
 
  3.  To  expose  to  heat,  for  the  purpose  of  expelling  dampness, 
  or  of  warming;  as  to  air  linen;  to  air  liquors. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  airing 
  n  1:  opening  to  public  discussion  and  debate  [syn:  {dissemination}, 
  {circulation},  {public  exposure},  {spreading}] 
  2:  an  short  excursion  (a  walk  or  ride)  in  the  open  air;  "after 
  lunch  he  took  the  air";  "he  took  the  dogs  for  an  airing" 
  [syn:  {air}] 
  3:  the  act  of  supplying  fresh  air  and  getting  rid  of  foul  air 
  [syn:  {ventilation}] 




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