Definitions for Aerialˈɛər i əl, eɪˈɪər i əl; ˈɛər i əl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
aer•i•alˈɛər i əl, eɪˈɪər i əl; ˈɛər i əl(adj.; n.)
of, in, or produced by the air:
done in or from the air:
aerial photography; an aerial survey.
inhabiting or frequenting the air:
operating on a track or cable above the ground:
an aerial ski lift.
reaching far into the air; lofty:
having a light and graceful beauty; ethereal:
growing in the air, as the adventitious roots of some trees.
pertaining to aircraft. launched by or against an aircraft: supplied or performed by aircraft:
(n.)a radio or television antenna.
Category: Radio and Television
Origin of aerial:
1595–1605; < L āeri(us) of the air (< Gk āérios, der. of āḗrair ) + -al1
forward pass, aerial(noun)
a pass to a receiver downfield from the passer
antenna, aerial, transmitting aerial(adj)
an electrical device that sends or receives radio or television signals
existing or living or growing or operating in the air
"aerial roots of a philodendron"; "aerial particles"; "small aerial creatures such as butterflies"; "aerial warfare"; "aerial photography"; "aerial cable cars"
aeriform, aerial, airy, aery, ethereal(adj)
characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air
"figures light and aeriform come unlooked for and melt away"- Thomas Carlyle; "aerial fancies"; "an airy apparition"; "physical rather than ethereal forms"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
aerial(adjective)ˈɛər i əl, eɪˈɪər i əl; n. ˈɛər i əl
from or in the air
A device for receiving or transmitting radio, television signals etc.
of, in, or from the air; atmospheric
The aerial photographs clearly showed the damage caused by the storm.
Origin: From aerius, from ἀέριος.
of or pertaining to the air, or atmosphere; inhabiting or frequenting the air; produced by or found in the air; performed in the air; as, aerial regions or currents
consisting of air; resembling, or partaking of the nature of air. Hence: Unsubstantial; unreal
rising aloft in air; high; lofty; as, aerial spires
growing, forming, or existing in the air, as opposed to growing or existing in earth or water, or underground; as, aerial rootlets, aerial plants
light as air; ethereal
Translations for Aerial
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
in or from the air
- aéreoPortuguese (BR)
- vzdušný, leteckýCzech
- luft-; luftigDanish
- õhu-, aero-Estonian
- आकाशीय, विमान से, हवा में से किया गयाHindi
- iz zrakaCroatian
- di/dari udaraIndonesian
- loft-, flugferða-Icelandic
- (iš) oroLithuanian
- di udaraMalay
- luft-, luftigNorwegian
- powietrzny, lotniczyPolish
- vzdušný, leteckýSlovak
- luft-, i (från) luftenSwedish
- hava, havadan alınmışTurkish
- 空中的Chinese (Trad.)
- надземний; ефірнийUkrainian
- trên khôngVietnamese
- 空中的Chinese (Simp.)
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