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Aerie vs. Airy

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Aerienoun

A local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Airyadjective

Consisting of air.

‘an airy substance; the airy parts of bodies’;

Aerienoun

The nest of a bird of prey, as of an eagle or hawk; also a brood of such birds; eyrie. Shak. Also fig.: A human residence or resting place perched like an eagle's nest.

Airyadjective

Relating or belonging to air; high in air; aerial.

‘an airy flight’;

Aerienoun

the lofty nest of a bird of prey (such as a hawk or eagle)

Airyadjective

Open to a free current of air; exposed to the air; breezy.

‘an airy situation’;

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Aerienoun

any habitation at a high altitude

Airyadjective

Resembling air; thin; unsubstantial; not material; airlike.

Airyadjective

Relating to the spirit or soul; delicate; graceful.

‘airy music’;

Airyadjective

Not based on reality; having no solid foundation

Airyadjective

light-hearted; vivacious

Airyadjective

Having an affected manner; being in the habit of putting on airs; affectedly grand.

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Airyadjective

(painting) Having the light and aerial tints true to nature.

Airyadjective

Spacious, well lit, well ventilated.

Airyadjective

Consisting of air; as, an airy substance; the airy parts of bodies.

Airyadjective

Relating or belonging to air; high in air; aërial; as, an airy flight.

Airyadjective

Open to a free current of air; exposed to the air; breezy; as, an airy situation.

Airyadjective

Resembling air; thin; unsubstantial; not material; airlike.

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Airyadjective

Relating to the spirit or soul; delicate; graceful; as, airy music.

Airyadjective

Without reality; having no solid foundation; empty; trifling; visionary.

‘Empty sound, and airy notions.’;

Airyadjective

Light of heart; vivacious; sprightly; flippant; superficial.

Airyadjective

Having an affected manner; being in the habit of putting on airs; affectedly grand.

Airyadjective

Having the light and aërial tints true to nature.

Airyadjective

open to or abounding in fresh air;

‘airy rooms’;

Airyadjective

not practical or realizable; speculative;

‘airy theories about socioeconomic improvement’; ‘visionary schemes for getting rich’;

Airyadjective

having little or no perceptible weight; so light as to resemble air;

‘airy gauze curtains’;

Airyadjective

characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air;

‘figures light and aeriform come unlooked for and melt away’; ‘aerial fancies’; ‘an airy apparition’; ‘physical rather than ethereal forms’;

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