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; aerial; 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 aerial tints true to nature.

Elmes.

 

© Webster 1913.

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