air|ing [ˈeərıŋ US ˈer-] n
1.) [singular]
an occasion when an opinion, idea etc is discussed
get/be given an airing
an issue that wasn't given an airing during the campaign
an occasion when a programme is broadcast on television or radio
the program's first airing in 2000
an occasion when something is shown to people
a car which had its first airing at the Paris Motor Show
4.) [singular]
an occasion when you let fresh air move around something
Put your houseplants outside to give them an airing.

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  • airing — UK US /ˈeərɪŋ/ noun [S] ► an occasion when a particular subject is discussed in an open way or in public: »a full/good/public airing get/be given an airing »His ideas for payment reform will get their first major public airing next month …   Financial and business terms

  • Airing — Air ing ([^a]r [i^]ng), n. 1. A walk or a ride in the open air; a short excursion for health s sake. [1913 Webster] 2. An exposure to air, or to a fire, for warming, drying, etc.; as, the airing of linen, or of a room. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • airing — [er′iŋ] n. 1. exposure to the air for drying, freshening, etc. 2. exposure to public knowledge [to give a scandal an airing] 3. a walk or ride outdoors …   English World dictionary

  • airing — index publicity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • airing — (n.) action of exposing to air, c.1600, from prp. of AIR (Cf. air) (v.). Meaning display, public exposure is from 1870 …   Etymology dictionary

  • airing — || eÉ™rɪŋ n. exposure to air; drying; outdoor excursion; act of broadcasting on television or radio eÉ™ n. mixture of gases that make up the Earth s atmosphere; wind; ambience; appearance; tune v. ventilate, aerate; expose, express publicly;… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • airing — ► NOUN 1) an exposure to warm or fresh air. 2) a public expression of an opinion or discussion of a subject …   English terms dictionary

  • airing — UK [ˈeərɪŋ] / US [ˈerɪŋ] noun [countable] Word forms airing : singular airing plural airings 1) an occasion when people discuss a subject or idea We ll give the plan an airing at the next meeting. 2) an occasion when a television or radio… …   English dictionary

  • Airing — Air Air ([^a]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Aired} ([^a]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Airing}.] [See {Air}, n., and cf. {A[eum]rate}.] 1. To expose to the air for the purpose of cooling, refreshing, or purifying; to ventilate; as, to air a room. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • airing — noun (singular) an occasion when an opinion, idea etc is discussed: give/get an airing: The question will get a thorough airing at the next meeting …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English