Associations to the word «Airy»


AIRY, adjective. Consisting of air; as, an airy substance; the airy parts of bodies.
AIRY, adjective. Relating or belonging to air; high in air; aerial; as, an airy flight.
AIRY, adjective. Open to a free current of air; exposed to the air; breezy; as, an airy situation.
AIRY, adjective. Resembling air; thin; unsubstantial; not material; airlike.
AIRY, adjective. Relating to the spirit or soul; delicate; graceful; as, airy music.
AIRY, adjective. Without reality; having no solid foundation; empty; trifling; visionary.
AIRY, adjective. Light of heart; vivacious; sprightly; flippant; superficial.
AIRY, adjective. Having an affected manner; being in the habit of putting on airs; affectedly grand.
AIRY, adjective. (painting) Having the light and aerial tints true to nature.
AIRY BEAM, noun. (physics) A non-diffracting waveform that gives the appearance of curving as it travels.
AIRY BEAMS, noun. Plural of Airy beam
AIRY EQUATION, noun. (mathematics) \(\frac{d^2y}{dx^2} - xy = 0 , \,\!\), the simplest second-order linear differential equation with a turning point (a point where the character of the solutions changes from oscillatory to exponential).
AIRY FAIRY, adjective. Insubstantial
AIRY FAIRY, adjective. Impractical
AIRY FUNCTION, noun. (physics) A function, denoted by Ai(x), that is a solution to the Airy equation.
AIRY FUNCTIONS, noun. Plural of Airy function

Dictionary definition

AIRY, adjective. Open to or abounding in fresh air; "airy rooms".
AIRY, adjective. Not practical or realizable; speculative; "airy theories about socioeconomic improvement"; "visionary schemes for getting rich".
AIRY, adjective. Having little or no perceptible weight; so light as to resemble air; "airy gauze curtains".
AIRY, adjective. 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".

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