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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Airy  \Air"y\,  a. 
  1.  Consisting  of  air;  as  an  airy  substance;  the  airy  parts 
  of  bodies. 
 
  2.  Relating  or  belonging  to  air;  high  in  air;  a["e]rial;  as 
  an  airy  flight.  ``The  airy  region.''  --Milton. 
 
  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.  ``An  airy  spirit.''  --Shak. 
 
  5.  Relating  to  the  spirit  or  soul;  delicate;  graceful;  as 
  airy  music. 
 
  6.  Without  reality;  having  no  solid  foundation;  empty; 
  trifling;  visionary.  ``Airy  fame.''  --Shak. 
 
  Empty  sound,  and  airy  notions.  --Roscommon. 
 
  7.  Light  of  heart;  vivacious;  sprightly;  flippant; 
  superficial.  ``Merry  and  airy.''  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  8.  Having  an  affected  manner;  being  in  the  habit  of  putting 
  on  airs;  affectedly  grand.  [Colloq.] 
 
  9.  (Paint.)  Having  the  light  and  a["e]rial  tints  true  to 
  nature.  --Elmes. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  airy 
  adj  1:  open  to  or  abounding  in  fresh  air;  "airy  rooms"  [syn:  {aired}] 
  2:  not  practical  or  realizable;  speculative;  "airy  theories 
  about  socioeconomic  improvement";  "visionary  schemes  for 
  getting  rich"  [syn:  {impractical},  {visionary}] 
  3:  having  little  or  no  perceptible  weight;  so  light  as  to 
  resemble  air;  "airy  gauze  curtains" 
  4:  characterized  by  lightness  and  insubstantiality;  as 
  impalpable  or  intangible  as  air;  "figures  light  and 
  aeriform  come  unlooked  for  and  melt  away"-  Thomas  Carlyle; 
  "aerial  fancies";  "an  airy  apparition";  "physical  rather 
  than  ethereal  forms"  [syn:  {aeriform},  {aerial},  {aery},  {ethereal}] 




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