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In my Indian bedroom, the carved, cut-out marble jalis, or screens, which were formerly used by Indian princes to keep their wives from other eyes, have a new purpose: they are not only decorations, but a means of security, for they can be locked without shutting off the air.
Doris Duke

Meaning of "off the air" in the English dictionary

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WHAT DOES OFF THE AIR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Off-the-air

In telecommunication, the term off-air or off-the-air has the following meanings: ▪ In radio communications systems, pertaining to a radio station or television station that is completely shut down, i.e. that is not transmitting any signal, not even an un-modulated carrier wave. Other terms in this context include "dark" or "silent", though those terms were typically used for a station that has left the air for an extended period of time, or permanently; while "off-the-air" is generally used for a brief period of time, or for a station that has recently stopped broadcasting. ▪ In a radio station, pertaining to a particular source of modulation, such as a specific microphone, that is disconnected, i.e. is no longer capable of modulating the carrier. Note: The carrier wave may continue unmodulated or it may be modulated by another signal source, such as a subcarrier. Also, off-the-air may be synonymous with over-the-air or from-the-air, as in picking up a terrestrial broadcast TV station off-the-air instead of from cable TV.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OFF THE AIR

off season
off soundings
off stream
off the back of a lorry
off the bat
off the beaten track
off the chain
off the cuff
off the grid
off the hook
off the map
off the peg
off the rails
off the record
off the shears
off the shelf
off the top of one´s head
off the track
off the wagon
off the wind

WORDS THAT END LIKE OFF THE AIR

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

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Translation of «off the air» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OFF THE AIR

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

Translator English - Chinese

停播
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

fuera del aire
570 millions of speakers

English

off the air
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हवा बंद
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

من الهواء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

с воздуха
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

fora do ar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বায়ু বন্ধ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

hors de l´air
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Dari udara
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

aus der Luft
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

空気オフ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

공기 오프
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mati ing udhara
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ra khỏi không khí
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

காற்று வெளியே
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हवा बंद
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Havadan
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fuori l´aria
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

się w powietrzu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

з повітря
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

în afara de aer
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

από τον αέρα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

uit die lug
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

från luften
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

av luften
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of off the air

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OFF THE AIR»

The term «off the air» is regularly used and occupies the 55.174 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OFF THE AIR» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «off the air» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «off the air» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «OFF THE AIR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word off the air.
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Shiri Appleby
I find that people are constantly coming up to me now. There's been a definite surge of people recognizing me and I'm not sure if it has to do with the DVDs or not, but I've sort of assumed that it does because the show has been off the air for three years now.
2
Jim Beaver
I've done a bunch of jobs since 'Deadwood' went off the air, but it's always been a very high bar that those other shows have to live up to.
3
Bruce Boxleitner
A show needs time to find an audience, and they're very quick to pull them off the air now.
4
William Henry Bragg
When a liquid boils, the temperature has been raised to such a pitch that the evaporating molecules are sufficient in number and speed to lift off the air from the surface of the liquid and push it back en masse.
5
Alexandra Cassavetes
I sort of forgot about 'Z Channel' after it went off the air in 1989, but once Jason Resnick of Focus Features made the suggestion, I became obsessed all over again. I still am. I'll probably be this way until I'm 80, babbling about 'Z Channel.'
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Doris Duke
In my Indian bedroom, the carved, cut-out marble jalis, or screens, which were formerly used by Indian princes to keep their wives from other eyes, have a new purpose: they are not only decorations, but a means of security, for they can be locked without shutting off the air.
7
Seth Gilliam
It's interesting because a lot of people that stop me on the street now, and they talk about 'The Wire,' and they all have the same question: 'How come they took that show off the air?'
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Mamie Gummer
I watched a lot of old television growing up - a lot of Nick at Nite. I watched 'Rhoda', 'Mary Tyler Moore', and 'I Love Lucy.' Growing up, I loved 'My So Called Life' and was devastated when that went off the air.
9
Martin Milner
My main worry is that after a certain point you become so identified with a character and a series that you might not be able to get work when your show goes off the air.
10
Megan Mullally
Nobody's ever kept their sitcom character going after the show's off the air.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OFF THE AIR»

Discover the use of off the air in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to off the air and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Off the Air
Trout, the cohost of radio's 'Focus on the Family', tells the stories of 11 people and how God worked in their lives.
Mike Trout, 1995
2
Summerall: On and Off the Air
On and Off the Air Pat Summerall. was a Super Bowl record of 49.1 with a whopping 73 share. That Super Bowl game was also a milestone for us because it marked the introduction of the “CBS Chalkboard,” which would later become known ...
Pat Summerall, 2006
3
Official gazette of the United States Patent Office
... regenerative chamber and using its actual and potential heat to heat said chambers, then cutting off the air-blast and foreiug steam into the generator, drawing off the water-gas through one of the chambers adapted for carbureting and fixing, ...
United States. Patent Office, 1897
4
Compressed air information; or, A cyclopedia containing ...
A fourth handle takes the place of the hood switch on the electric car and cuts off the air altogether. The motorman takes all these four handles with him and covers up the top of the controller with a brass cap, thus preventing intermeddling by ...
William Lawrence Saunders, 1903
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The Southwestern Reporter
I succeeded In cutting off the air. My signal had been obeyed. I know that because the car separated, the one that I was on, from the rest of the train. I am positive of that fact, that they separated. In my judgment about 18 Inches to 2 feet space ...
‎1910
6
Popular Science
That's a total of nine channels off the air. • Three local channels— continuously broadcasting time/weather, news/stock ticker, and local live broadcasts— from town meetings to high-school ball games. That's 12 channels so far. • There's more ...
7
Freedom of the Air and the Public Interest
While unspoken, the concept of a "clear and present danger" to the health and well-being of the American public was evident in getting errant broadcasters such as John Brinkley and Norman Baker off the air, while Robert Shuler's loss of ...
Benjamin, Louise M
8
Journal of the Association of Engineering Societies
Ik often also cuts off the air-cock and confines the air until pressure accumulates, thus losing time in filling. The location of the main valves is a factor in the convenience of fill- Ing. The most satisfactory arrangement of a pipe line for filling would ...
Association of Engineering Societies (U.S.), 1887
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Journal of the Association of Engineering Societies
Manhole F, inlet, wind northwest 3.98 feet per second: temperature air, 44; temperature of sewer, 52; tank not running; cover of manhole off. The air flows in and out, but mostly out, against the water. In the first 11 minutes 20 seconds, the air ...
‎1888
10
On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio
Allen was probably cut off the air more than any other comedian. He packed his shows, then ran long because of ad-libbing and was cut off rudely by the NBC chimes. In the '40s, he was cut off for other reasons, notably for his on-air criticisms ...
John Dunning, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OFF THE AIR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term off the air is used in the context of the following news items.
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ESPN yanks Colin Cowherd off the air after he insults Dominicans
ESPN radio host Colin Cowherd has been taken off the air following his comments on Thursday in which he suggested Major League Baseball ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
2
Lights, no cameras and no action as Midday goes off the air
Presenter Elaine Crowley shared a photograph of herself and her panelists - Michelle Jackson, Santina Lowe, Aisling Cleary, and Tina ... «Herald, Jul 15»
3
Semi vs tractor crash, radio station going off the air
What's making headlines. Perry County, Ill. officials responded to an accident Friday involving a semi and a tractor that injured at least one man. «KFVS, Jul 15»
4
Rock 102 off the air, Mix 104.7 moves down dial in Fargo-Moorhead …
FARGO—Rock 102 is off the air—again—after a Fargo radio station shake-up that also saw a frequency change and the addition of a country ... «INFORUM, Jul 15»
5
News4Jax might be going off the air for some viewers
With less than 12 hours to go, WJXT TV-4 and Dish Network are still embroiled in contract negotiations that may see the channel pulled from ... «Jacksonville Business Journal, Jul 15»
6
The Duggars Are 'Heartbroken' After Show Cancellation, 'Want to …
Now with their show off the air, the Duggars' future in television could possibly parallel that of Kate Gosselin, whose show was also canceled in ... «People Magazine, Jul 15»
7
These TV shows are off the air but on our radar
My ultimate Netflix summer obsession. In this show, which ended on FX in December, an outlaw motorcycle club in California's Central Valley ... «Kansas City Star, Jul 15»
8
What happened to Brock Lesnar after Battleground went off air?
As The Beast lay slayed on the floor, the Phenom walked out of the arena as Battleground went off the air. Following that, Lesnar managed to ... «Sportskeeda, Jul 15»
9
Cervantes: Off the air, yet on the mind
The shows, which depict hate-group imagery, such as “Seventh Heaven” and “Dukes of Hazard,” are now off the air through their syndicate ... «UI The Daily Iowan, Jul 15»
10
NOAA Weather Radio Station in Wausau is Off the Air.
National Weather Service NOAA Weather Radio Station WXJ89 in Wausau is currently off the air. According to the National Weather Service in ... «WSAW, Jul 15»

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