Definition of Take the air

1. Verb. Take a walk; go for a walk; walk for pleasure. "We like to walk every Sunday"

Exact synonyms: Walk
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Specialized synonyms: Constitutionalize
Related verbs: Walk
Derivative terms: Walk, Walk, Walk, Walk



Lexicographical Neighbors of Take The Air

take someone's head off
take someone's point
take something as read
take something in one's stride
take something in stride
take something to the grave
take stage
take steps
take stock
take ten
take that
take the Fifth
take the Fifth Amendment
take the Michael
take the air (current term)
take the biscuit
take the bull by the horns
take the cake
take the con
take the count
take the cross
take the cure
take the fall
take the field
take the fifth
take the floor
take the game to
take the heat
take the hint

Literary usage of Take the air

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut 1636-1776 by Connecticut, Connecticut General Assembly, Council of Safety (Conn.), Connecticut Council, James Hammond Trumbull, Charles Jeremy Hoadly (1890)
"York now confined in Norwich goal to take the air abroad one or two days in each week, for their health, ..."

2. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England by Edward Hyde Clarendon (1807)
"... to ride abroad to take the air, and was then well attended; and, in all public appearances, ... take the air ..."

3. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England by Edward Hyde Clarendon (1807)
"... to ride abroad to take the air, and was then well attended; and, in all public appearances, ... take the air ..."

4. Journal of a Tour Through the United States, and in Canada, Made During the by Charles Daubeny, Daubeny, Charles, 1795-1867 (1843)
"Above this second story is the hurricane deck, on which the passengers may take the air, obtaining from this elevated position a good view of the country. ..."

5. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1918)
"He could turn, race back to his own lines, give the alarm, and have some reserve planes take the air. Or he could give chase, himself, and see what he could ..."

6. A Historical Collection from Official Records, Files, &c., of the Part by Royal Ralph Hinman (1842)
"The sheriff of New London county was directed to suffer the prisoners from the State of New York, confined at Norwich, to take the air one or two days each ..."

7. The Letters of the Earl of Chesterfield to His Son by Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, Philip Stanhope, Charles Strachey, Annette Calthrop (1901)
"Lord Chatham is still ill, and only goes abroad for an hour in a day, to take the air, in his coach. ..."

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