Definitions for Aerialˈɛər i əl, eɪˈɪər i əl; ˈɛər i əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

aer•i•alˈɛər i əl, eɪˈɪər i əl; ˈɛər i əl(adj.; n.)

  1. of, in, or produced by the air:

    aerial currents.

  2. done in or from the air:

    aerial photography; an aerial survey.

  3. inhabiting or frequenting the air:

    aerial creatures.

  4. operating on a track or cable above the ground:

    an aerial ski lift.

  5. reaching far into the air; lofty:

    aerial spires.

  6. unsubstantial; visionary:

    aerial fancies.

  7. having a light and graceful beauty; ethereal:

    aerial music.

  8. growing in the air, as the adventitious roots of some trees.

    Category: Ecology

  9. pertaining to aircraft. launched by or against an aircraft: supplied or performed by aircraft:

    aerial bombs.

    aerial support.

    Category: Military

  10. (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

aer′i•al•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. forward pass, aerial(noun)

    a pass to a receiver downfield from the passer

  2. antenna, aerial, transmitting aerial(adj)

    an electrical device that sends or receives radio or television signals

  3. aerial(adj)

    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"

  4. 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

  1. aerial(adjective)ˈɛər i əl, eɪˈɪər i əl; n. ˈɛər i əl

    from or in the air

    aerial photographs

Wiktionary

  1. aerial(Noun)

    A device for receiving or transmitting radio, television signals etc.

  2. aerial(Adjective)

    of, in, or from the air; atmospheric

    The aerial photographs clearly showed the damage caused by the storm.

  3. aerial(Adjective)

    ethereal

  4. Origin: From aerius, from ἀέριος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aerial(adj)

    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

  2. Aerial(adj)

    consisting of air; resembling, or partaking of the nature of air. Hence: Unsubstantial; unreal

  3. Aerial(adj)

    rising aloft in air; high; lofty; as, aerial spires

  4. Aerial(adj)

    growing, forming, or existing in the air, as opposed to growing or existing in earth or water, or underground; as, aerial rootlets, aerial plants

  5. Aerial(adj)

    light as air; ethereal

Freebase

  1. Aerial

    Aerial is the eighth studio album by British singer-songwriter and musician Kate Bush.


Translations for Aerial

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

aerial(adjective)

in or from the air

aerial photography.

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