light air

light air
noun Date: 1769 wind having a speed of 1 to 3 miles (about 1 to 5 kilometers) per hour — see Beaufort scale table

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  • light air — n. a wind whose speed is 1 to 3 miles per hour: see the Beaufort scale in the Reference Supplement …   English World dictionary

  • light air — noun wind moving 1 3 knots; 1 on the Beaufort scale • Hypernyms: ↑breeze, ↑zephyr, ↑gentle wind, ↑air • Part Holonyms: ↑Beaufort scale, ↑wind scale * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Light air — A light air is a wind of force 1 on the Beaufort Scale, ranging in strength from 1 to 3 knots. Wind of this strength may not be felt on the skin, and leaves vegetation essentially undisturbed. It induces a drift in columns of smoke. At sea, a… …   Wikipedia

  • light air — noun A light wind with wind speed between 0,3 and 1,5 m/s; a Force 1 wind strength on the Beaufort scale …   Wiktionary

  • light air — /laɪt ˈɛə/ (say luyt air) noun a wind of Beaufort scale force 1, i.e. one with average wind speed of 1 to 3 knots, or 1 to 5 km/h …   Australian English dictionary

  • light air — Meteorol. a wind of 1 3 mph (0.5 1.3 m/sec). [1795 1805] * * * …   Universalium

  • light, air, and view — Neither appurtenances nor hereditaments in the absence of an easement. 1 Am J2d Adj L § 89. See easements of light, air, and view …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • easements of light, air, and view — Express or implied easements for the enjoyment of light, air, and view without obstruction by structures on the adjoining premises. 1 Am J2d Adj L §§ 89 et seq. See ancient lights …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • light — light1 lightful, adj. lightfully, adv. /luyt/, n., adj., lighter, lightest, v., lighted or lit, lighting. n. 1. something that makes things visible or affords illumination: All colors depend on light. 2. Physics …   Universalium

  • air — Synonyms and related words: CAT, Caelus, action, actions, activity, acts, address, advertise, aerate, aerodynamics, aerospace, aerosphere, affectation, air, air hole, air out, air pocket, air condition, air cool, airify, airspace, airy nothing,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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