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Meaning of "lighter than air" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LIGHTER THAN AIR

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LIGHTER THAN AIR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Lighter than air is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES LIGHTER THAN AIR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Lighter than air

Lighter than air refers to materials that are buoyant in air because they have densities lower than that of air. Some of these gases are used as lifting gases in lighter-than-air aircraft, which include free balloons, moored balloons, and airships, to make the whole craft, on average, lighter than air..

Definition of lighter than air in the English dictionary

The definition of lighter than air in the dictionary is having a lower density than that of air. Other definition of lighter than air is of or relating to an aircraft, such as a balloon or airship, that depends on buoyancy for support in the air.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LIGHTER THAN AIR

light-heartedly
light-heartedness
light-horseman
light-sensitive
lighten
lightener
lightening
lighter
lighter flint
lighter fuel
lighterage
lighterman
lightfastness
Lightfoot
lightful
lighthouse
lighthouse keeper
lighthouseman
lighting
lighting cameraman

WORDS THAT END LIKE LIGHTER THAN AIR

a breath of fresh air
castle in the air
clear the air
compressed air
fresh air
hot air
in the air
into thin air
light 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 lighter than air in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «lighter than air» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LIGHTER THAN AIR

Find out the translation of lighter than air to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of lighter than 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 «lighter than air» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

比空气轻
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

más ligero que el aire
570 millions of speakers

English

lighter than air
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हवा से हल्का
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أخف وزنا من الهواء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

легче воздуха
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mais leve do que o ar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বায়ু তুলনায় হালকা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

plus léger que l´air
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lebih ringan daripada udara
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

leichter als Luft
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

空気より軽い
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

공기보다 가벼운
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Luwih padhang tinimbang hawa
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhẹ hơn không khí
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

காற்று விட லேசான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हवापेक्षा हलक्या
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Havadan daha açık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

più leggero dell´aria
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

lżejszy niż powietrze,
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

легше повітря
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

mai ușor decât aerul
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ελαφρύτερο από τον αέρα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ligter as lug
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

lättare än luft
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lettere enn luft
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of lighter than air

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LIGHTER THAN AIR»

The term «lighter than air» is regularly used and occupies the 63.592 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LIGHTER THAN AIR» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LIGHTER THAN AIR»

Discover the use of lighter than air in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to lighter than air and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Lighter Than Air: An Illustrated History of Balloons and ...
Looks at the history of balloons and airships, from Archimedes' discovery of the principle of buoyancy to the present day.
Tom D. Crouch, 2009
2
Lighter than Air Robots: Guidance and Control of Autonomous ...
Finally, some actual projects are described in the appendix. This volume will prove useful for researchers and practitioners working in Robotics and Automation, Aerospace Technology, Control and Artificial Intelligence.
Yasmina Bestaoui Sebbane, 2011
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Lighter than air: moral poems
As well as being Germany's most important poet, Enzensberger is a provocative cultural essayist and one of Europe's leading political thinkers. 'Lighter Than Air', his latest collection of moral poems, weighs lightness against seriousness.
Hans Magnus Enzensberger, 2002
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Propelled Lighter-Than-Air Vehicles
This transcript from hearings before the Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space of the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation of the United States Senate includes a variety of witness statements and technical submissions ...
See Notes, 2002
5
Lighter Than Air: An Illustrated History of the Airship
Recounts the history of balloons, airships, and other lighter-than-air craft from the Montgolfier brothers, through the Hindenberg, to modern blimps and other revivals
Lee Payne, 1991
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Lighter Than Air Concepts: LTA-crafts. An overview
In the fields of Lighter-than-air-craft a growing global interest and quite ambitious activity in developing large high-tech airships for specific promising applications (e.g. cargo lifting) and Zeppelin NT can be observed nowadays.
Sascha Hissler, 2010
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Confined Space Entry and Emergency Response
Some gases are lighter than air, and float up and away if the top of the confined space is open. Some are heavier than air, moving down inside a confined space until they can go no lower. In an unconfined area, heavy gases may flow downhill  ...
D. Alan Veasey, Lisa Craft McCormick, Barbara M. Hilyer, 2005
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Hazardous Materials Chemistry for Emergency Responders, ...
Therefore, gases that have a molecular weight of less than 29 AMU will be lighter than air, and those with a weight greater than 29 will be heavier. For example, the gas methane has one carbon atom, which weighs 12, and 4 hydrogen atoms, ...
Robert Burke, 2002
9
Emergency Characterization of Unknown Materials
Vapor Density, Temperature, and Plumes Lighter-than-air gases released under pressure will be colder than the air and sink until they warm, become lighter than air, rise, and dissipate downwind. Heavier-than-air gases released from a fire ...
Rick Houghton, 2007
10
Missions and vehicle concepts for modern, propelled, ...
The primary purpose of this AGARD report is to survey the results of studies, conducted over the last 15 years, to assess missions and vehicle concepts for modern propelled lighter-than-air vehicles.
M. D. Ardema, 1984

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LIGHTER THAN AIR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term lighter than air is used in the context of the following news items.
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Super Summer Readers Club book reviews - MyCentralJersey.com
Even though it was that big, it was lighter than air. After the Hindenburg disaster they scrapped airships and began to use more airplanes. «MyCentralJersey.com, Jul 15»
2
Excavator Caused Gas Leak in St. Clair Plaza Area - The Missourian …
Since natural gas is lighter than air, it rose. What little wind was present was blowing east. “There was a high volume of gas leaking, but not at a ... «The Missourian, Jul 15»
3
TTBSA state softball: Blooming Grove wins state title
Breanna Horner left her feet, flying — sailing into the night, higher than words can tell, lighter than air, happier than ever. She went sky-high and ... «Corsicana Daily Sun, Jul 15»
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AMMONIA LEAK 2pm UPDATE: Firefighters leave evacuated …
"Ammonia is lighter than air, which is good from our point of view. "We've evacuated the full plant and surrounding businesses and informed the ... «Scunthorpe Telegraph, Jul 15»
5
Restaurant Review: La Bonne Auberge
The other half went full Gallic with a twice-baked cheese soufflé and raved about it; melt-in-the-mouth and lighter than air, perfectly paired with ... «Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra, Jul 15»
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Caldwell Fire Department responds to gas leak at Rhodes Bakery
“Natural gas being lighter than air it naturally floats up,” Bryson said. “But if it gets inside the buildings and get in pockets it can be dangerous.”. «Idaho Press-Tribune, Jul 15»
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IMBIBE: 50 shades of Gris
... and from being lighter than air in body to full and rich enough to eat with meat. Indeed, Pinot Gris is the classic wine pairing for choucroute in ... «Planet Jackson Hole, Jul 15»
8
How To Turn Balloons Into Simple Fireworks That Only Go Boom
Since oxyhydrogen is lighter than air the balloon will float, and with a short fuse attached you can ensure your home-made fireworks only ... «Gizmodo Australia, Jul 15»
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Danny Meyer's Untitled at the Whitney Museum offers polite but not …
It's comfort food, but lighter than air; a meal of it would have kept me very happy. Danny Meyer's onion and bacon flatbread seems pedestrian, ... «New York Daily News, Jul 15»
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Confined Spaces: Learning and Trusting Your Gas Detector
It may also cover how carbon monoxide (another common toxic gas) is slightly lighter than air, meaning it could be anywhere within a confined ... «Occupational Health and Safety, Jul 15»

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