midair midair  /ˈmɪ ˈdɛr/


  • (n) some point in the air; above ground level


  1. Your eyes do not deceive you: that sleek slab levitating in midair is in fact a bed, and it is floating unsupported--though lightly tethered at its four corners--16 in.
  2. The plot also appears to be a return to older terrorist tactics of trying to blow up an airplane in midair, rather than turn the jet into a missile as the Sept.
  3. To some it seemed to come apart in midair, pieces of wing and tail fluttering to earth like dry leaves.


  1. Dragonflies Wear Backpacks For Brain Study

    A radio wave-powered computer chip records brain activity during insects' midair hunting maneuvers. Continue reading ?
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Discovery News

  2. Scientists put backpacks on dragonflies to track their brains in flight

    The brain of a dragonfly has to do some serious calculations — and fast — if it hopes to nab a mosquito or midge in midair. It has to predict the trajectory of its prey, plot a course to intersect it, then make adjustments on the fly to counteract any evasive maneuvers.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Duke University

  3. No injuries in Reno plane collision at air races

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — One of two Czech-built military training jets that collided in midair while practicing for this fall's National Championship Air Races in Reno had to make a belly landing on the runway with no wheels, but neither pilot was hurt at the airport where 11 people were killed during the finals competition in 2011.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News


  1. "The major work involves midair explosions and crumbled buildings," DeLillo writes. "This is the new tragic narrative."
    on May 16, 2007 By: Don DeLillo Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. "That's show business," said Chris Mullin, Golden State's executive vice president of basketball operations. "They should do (the trade) in midair off the trampoline."
    on Oct 3, 2008 By: Chris Mullin Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  3. "It's just bad communication," Birk said. "I'm obviously more veteran. I need to realize what he's trying to do. I was ready to go and kind of gave it the old flinch and tried to change in midair what I was doing. ...... I need to be better...
    on Jan 4, 2009 By: Matt Birk Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

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