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.
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 aërial tints true to nature. Elmes.
(Aisle) n. [OF. ele, F. aile, wing, wing of a building, L. ala, contr. fr. axilla.] (Arch.) (a) A
lateral division of a building, separated from the middle part, called the nave, by a row of columns or
piers, which support the roof or an upper wall containing windows, called the clearstory wall. (b) Improperly
used also for the have; as in the phrases, a church with three aisles, the middle aisle. (c) Also a
passage into which the pews of a church open.
(Aisled) a. Furnished with an aisle or aisles.
(Ais"less) a. Without an aisle.
(Ait) n. [AS. perh. dim. of ieg, ig, island. See Eyot.] An islet, or little isle, in a river or lake; an
The ait where the osiers grew.
Among green aits and meadows.
(Ait) n. Oat. [Scot.] Burns.
(Aitch) n. The letter h or H.
(Aitch"bone`) n. [For nachebone. For loss of n, cf. Adder. See Natch.] The bone of the
rump; also, the cut of beef surrounding this bone. [Spelt also edgebone.]
(Ai`ti*ol"o*gy) n. See Ætiology.
(A*jar") adv. [OE. on char ajar, on the turn; AS. cerr, cyrr, turn, akin to G. kehren to turn, and to
D. akerre. See Char.] Slightly turned or opened; as, the door was standing ajar.
(A*jar") adv. [Pref. a- + jar.] In a state of discord; out of harmony; as, he is ajar with the world.
(A*jog") adv. [Pref. a- + jog.] On the jog.
(Aj"u*tage) n. [F. ajutage, for ajoutage, fr. ajouter to add, LL. adjuxtare, fr. L. ad + juxta
near to, nigh. Cf. Adjutage, Adjustage, Adjust.] A tube through which water is discharged; an efflux
tube; as, the ajutage of a fountain.
(Ake) n. & v. See Ache.
(A*kene") n. (Bot.) Same as Achene.