Definition of off the airof a radio or television station, etc.
- The station is now off the air.
: from a place or position
: at a distance in space or time
: from a course : aside
used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union
: to seaward of
: from the possession or charge of
: more removed or distant
: to go away : depart
: kill, murder
: competition : contest
: the mixture of invisible odorless tasteless gases (such as nitrogen and oxygen) that surrounds the earth
: a light breeze
: to expose to the air for drying, purifying, or refreshing : ventilate
: to expose to public view or bring to public notice
: to transmit by radio or television
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