airing

noun air·ing \ ˈer-iŋ \

Definition of airing

1 :exposure to air or heat for drying or freshening
  • give the room an airing
2 :exposure to or exercise in the open air especially to promote health or fitness
3 :exposure to public view or notice
4 :a radio or television broadcast

Examples of airing in a Sentence

  1. A full airing of the issue is scheduled.

Recent Examples of airing from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'airing.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of airing

1587



AIRING Defined for English Language Learners

airing

noun

Definition of airing for English Language Learners

  • : an occurrence in which something (such as an idea) is made known to many people so that it can be discussed

  • : an occurrence in which a radio or television program is broadcast

  • : an occurrence in which fresh air is allowed to fill a place or to surround something



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up airing? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

readily predictable

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one-green-toy-robot-amidst-many-red-toy-robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!