Webster 1913 Edition
Consisting of air;
airyparts of bodies.
Relating or belonging to air; high in air; aërial;“The airy region.”
Open to a free current of air; exposed to the air; breezy;
Resembling air; thin; unsubstantial; not material; airlike.“An airy spirit.”
Relating to the spirit or soul; delicate; graceful;
Without reality; having no solid foundation; empty; trifling; visionary.“Airy fame.”
Empty sound, and
Light of heart; vivacious; sprightly; flippant; superficial.“Merry and airy.”
Having an affected manner; being in the habit of putting on airs; affectedly grand.
Having the light and aërial tints true to nature.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Consisting of air; as, an airy substance.
2.Relating or belonging to air; high in air; as, an airy flight; airy region.
3.Open to a free current of air; as, an airy situation.
4.Light as air; resembling air; thin; unsubstantial; without solidity; as, airy ghosts. An airy dress is one which admits air, and is cool.
5.Without reality; having no solid foundation; vain; trifling; as, an airy scheme; airy notions.
6.Gay; sprightly; full of vivacity and levity; light of heart; lively; as an airy girl.