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4 definitions found
 for airing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Air \Air\ ([^a]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Aired ([^a]rd); p. pr.
     & vb. n. Airing.] [See Air, n., and cf. A["e]rate.]
     1. To expose to the air for the purpose of cooling,
        refreshing, or purifying; to ventilate; as, to air a room.
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              It were good wisdom . . . that the jail were aired.
                                                    --Bacon.
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              Were you but riding forth to air yourself. --Shak.
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     2. To expose for the sake of public notice; to display
        ostentatiously; as, to air one's opinion.
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              Airing a snowy hand and signet gem.   --Tennyson.
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     3. To expose to heat, for the purpose of expelling dampness,
        or of warming; as, to air linen; to air liquors.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Airing \Air"ing\ ([^a]r"[i^]ng), n.
     1. A walk or a ride in the open air; a short excursion for
        health's sake.
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     2. An exposure to air, or to a fire, for warming, drying,
        etc.; as, the airing of linen, or of a room.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  airing
      n 1: the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and
           debate [syn: dissemination, airing, public exposure,
           spreading]
      2: a short excursion (a walk or ride) in the open air; "he took
         the dogs for an airing"
      3: the act of supplying fresh air and getting rid of foul air
         [syn: ventilation, airing]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  93 Moby Thesaurus words for "airing":
     Sunday drive, aerage, aeration, air conditioning, air cooling,
     amble, analysis, bandying, book, broadcast, broadcasting, bruiting,
     bruiting about, buzz session, canvassing, circulation, colloquium,
     conference, consideration, constitutional, cross-ventilation,
     debate, debating, deliberation, dialectic, dialogue, diffusion,
     discussion, display, dissemination, drive, evulgation, examination,
     exchange of views, forced march, forum, hike, investigation,
     issuance, issue, jaunt, joint discussion, joyride, lift,
     logical analysis, logical discussion, march, mush, open discussion,
     open forum, oxygenation, oxygenization, panel discussion, parade,
     perflation, periodical, peripatetic journey, peripateticism,
     pickup, printing, promenade, promulgation, propagation,
     publication, publishing, ramble, rap, rap session, refreshment,
     review, ride, saunter, schlep, seminar, spin, spread, spreading,
     spreading abroad, stretch, stroll, study, symposium, telecasting,
     town meeting, traipse, tramp, treatment, trudge, turn, ventilation,
     walk, walking tour, whirl
  
  

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