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Air

an element. Anaxagoras held air to be the primary form of matter.

Aristotle gives Fire, Air, Earth, and Water as the four elements.

Air
, a manner, as “the air of the court,” the “air of gentility;” “a good air” (manner, deportment) means the pervading habit.

Air
in music, is that melody which predominates and gives its character to the piece.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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