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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 airy /ˈæri, ˈɛr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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; aërial; as, an airy flight. “The airy region.”
 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.”
 5. Relating to the spirit or soul; delicate; graceful; as, airy music.
 6. Without reality; having no solid foundation; empty; trifling; visionary. Airy fame.”
    Empty sound, and airy notions.   --Roscommon.
 7. Light of heart; vivacious; sprightly; flippant; superficial. “Merry and airy.”
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: open to or abounding in fresh air; "airy rooms" [syn: aired]
      2: not practical or realizable; speculative; "airy theories
         about socioeconomic improvement"; "visionary schemes for
         getting rich" [syn: impractical, visionary, Laputan]
      3: having little or no perceptible weight; so light as to
         resemble air; "airy gauze curtains"
      4: 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" [syn: aeriform, aerial, aery, ethereal]
      [also: airiest, airier]