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A hot air balloon requires a great deal of fuel to keep it aloft, so that you can't fly it even for one day. A gas balloon, which usually uses helium, has the problem that the helium cools at night when the sun is not on it, and you have to throw ballast overboard to keep it from going to the surface.
Steve Fossett

Meaning of "hot air" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HOT AIR

hot air play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HOT AIR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Hot air is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HOT AIR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Hot air

Hot air may refer to: ▪ Heat ▪ A lie, exaggeration, nonsense ▪ Hot air ▪ Hot Air, news website ▪ Hot Air, blog ▪ Hot air airship ▪ Hot air balloon ▪ Hot air boat ▪ Hot air engine ▪ Hot air gun ▪ Hot air oven ▪ Hot air reflow ▪ Hot Air Club ▪ The Hot Air Salesman, 1937 Fleischer Studios animated short film ▪ Into Hot Air, 2007 book by Chris Elliott...

Definition of hot air in the English dictionary

The definition of hot air in the dictionary is empty and usually boastful talk.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HOT AIR

hot
hot button
hot chocolate
hot cockles
hot cross bun
hot dog
hot fence
hot flash
hot flush
hot flushes
hot gospeller
hot issue
hot jazz
hot key
hot link
hot metal
hot money
hot on
hot pants
hot pepper

WORDS THAT END LIKE HOT AIR

a breath of fresh air
castle in the air
clear the air
compressed air
fresh air
in the air
into thin air
light air
lighter than air
liquid air
off air
off the air
on the air
open air
out of thin air
sea air
take the air
up in the air
walk on air
with one´s nose in the air

Synonyms and antonyms of hot air in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HOT AIR»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «hot air» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of hot air
blather · blether · bombast · bosh · bunkum · claptrap · gas · guff · rant · verbiage · wind

Translation of «hot air» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HOT AIR

Find out the translation of hot air to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hot air from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hot air» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

大话
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

palabrería
570 millions of speakers

English

hot air
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गर्म हवा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الهواء الساخن
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

горячий воздух
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

fanfarrice
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গরম বাতাস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

vent
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

udara panas
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

leeres Gerede
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

でたらめ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

허풍
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Udhara panas
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không khí nóng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வெப்ப காற்று
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गरम हवा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sıcak hava
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fumo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

gorące powietrze
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гаряче повітря
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

aer cald
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

θερμού αέρα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

warm lug
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

varmluft
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

varmluft
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hot air

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HOT AIR»

The term «hot air» is very widely used and occupies the 10.106 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HOT AIR» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hot air

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8 QUOTES WITH «HOT AIR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word hot air.
1
H. G. Bissinger
I'm really not interested in other people's opinions, because I think frankly most of those opinions are either misinformed and adding to this endless ball of hot air we have in our society where everyone thinks their opinion is valuable and sacred and what counts.
2
Giles Foden
You can gesture at the transnational problem of Islamist terrorism all you like, but it's just hot air unless you invest in proper security on the ground in your own country, with the right safeguards to civil liberties.
3
Steve Fossett
A hot air balloon requires a great deal of fuel to keep it aloft, so that you can't fly it even for one day. A gas balloon, which usually uses helium, has the problem that the helium cools at night when the sun is not on it, and you have to throw ballast overboard to keep it from going to the surface.
4
O. Henry
A straw vote only shows which way the hot air blows.
5
Bill Maher
This is a ridiculous heat wave we're in right now, and to contribute, Newt Gingrich said that for the entire month of June, he will stop blowing hot air.
6
Karen McDougal
My dream date is a tall, dark, handsome, blue eyed man with a bubble butt who will whisk me away to Paris in a hot air balloon to wine me, dine me and.
7
Matt Salmon
I found the source of global warming is coming from the hot air coming out of Washington.
8
Jackie Tabick
Symbolically, what the rabbis say is that at Passover, what we have to do is try to get rid of our hot air - our pride, our feeling that we are the most important people in the whole entire world and that everything should revolve round us.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HOT AIR»

Discover the use of hot air in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hot air and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Sustainable Energy: Without the Hot Air
Provides an overview of the sustainable energy crisis that is threatening the world's natural resources, explaining how energy consumption is estimated and how those numbers have been skewed by various factors and discussing alternate forms ...
David J. C. MacKay, 2009
2
Hot air balloons
Lavishly produced, this book is a stunning tribute to the magnificence of the hot air balloon--which captures the imagination like no other flying machine.
Christine Kalakuka, Brent Stockwell, 1998
3
Drugs - Without the Hot Air: Minimizing the Harms of Legal ...
This book explains how drugs affect people, and how we can quantify drug harms [medical, social, economic, legal]. It lets us make rational decisions based on objective evidence, so we can minimise the damage caused by drugs.
David Nutt, 2012
4
Hot-Air Henry
Henry, the sassy, adventuresome Siamese cat, sets out to conquer the air in an exciting hot-air balloon flight over the countryside.
Mary Calhoun, 1984
5
Hot Air: All Talk, All the Time
In this fascinating, maddening, behind-the-scenes look at America's powerful talk shows, the author of Media Circus examines their excesses, conflicts, and impact, and explains how they are changing our culture. From the Hardcover edition.
Howard Kurtz, 2012
6
Hot Air
Steve, Joe, and Will are excited about their first hot-air balloon trip, until Uncle Harry collapses and the three are left on their own to figure out how to land safely.
Anthony Masters, 2006
7
A Light History of Hot Air
Nobel Prize-winner Peter Doherty's enthusiasm and curiosity about the world around him informs this atmospheric collection of stories on illumination, hot air and burning in all their guises.
Peter Doherty, 2012
8
The Mystery of the Hot Air Balloon
The Boxcar children learn how hot air balloons work and even help launch one, but before they get the chance to ride in one they have to figure out who is trying to ruin the rally.
Gertrude Chandler Warner, 2011
9
Hot Air Ballooning
Describes the history, equipment, and techniques of hot air ballooning and examines some of its competitions and popular locations.
Christie Costanzo, 1991
10
Hot Air
When the founder of the town of Nod's Limbs returns after a two-hundred-year absence, trouble-making twins Edgar and Ellen attempt to discover who is trying to steal the secret that kept him alive all that time, while they also scheme to ...
Charles Ogden, Rick Carton, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HOT AIR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hot air is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Garrett: “Clearly, it struck a nerve” « Hot Air
How does it feel to get rebuked by the President of the United States on national television for asking a tough question? While some of Major ... «Hot Air, Jul 15»
2
Maher to Garrett: Why not just “scream the N-word” next … - Hot Air
Maybe this was more of a Rorschach test than first thought. When a reporter asks a tough question of a president, many of the people who get ... «Hot Air, Jul 15»
3
Hillary favorables tumble in new AP-GfK poll « Hot Air
Note from Hot Air management: This section is for comments from Hot Air's ... Please don't assume that Hot Air management agrees with or ... «Hot Air, Jul 15»
4
Quotes of the day « Hot Air
President Barack Obama lashed out at critics, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who argue that a recently inked nuclear ... «Hot Air, Jul 15»
5
Just your daily reminder that Medicaid is a 'humanitarian … - Hot Air
I'm sure most of you already know this, but Medicaid expansion–a critical component of Obamacare–is an abject disaster. In Virginia, almost a ... «Hot Air, Jul 15»
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This week's latest disappointment: New “Fantastic Four” trailer - Hot Air
No doubt this week will feature tons and tons of depressing posts about Iran and Planned Parenthood, so here's an entirely different kind of ... «Hot Air, Jul 15»
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USA Today editors call for an end to “sanctuary cities” « Hot Air
The case of Kate Steinle, the young woman shot and killed by an illegal immigrant, has prompted a heated debate over immigration policy and ... «Hot Air, Jul 15»
8
Wisconsin Supreme Court: the partisan John Doe … - Hot Air
The long unraveling of the so-called “John Doe II investigation” convened by partisan district attorneys in Wisconsin is now complete. This case ... «Hot Air, Jul 15»
9
Stronger focus on flight at this year's South County hot-air balloon fest
In recent years the balloons at the South County Hot Air Balloon Festival seemed to take a back seat to the muscle cars, cook-offs and rock ... «The Providence Journal, Jul 15»
10
Oh my: Ted Cruz's book now at No. 7 on NYT bestseller list « Hot Air
Ted Cruz's book did not make the New York Times bestseller list in its first week. The New York Times claimed the book, which would have ... «Hot Air, Jul 15»

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