What does Aerial mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Aerial.

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"


  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)


  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

  6. Origin: [L. arius. See Air.]


  1. Aerial

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Aerial

    ā-ēr′i-al, adj. belonging to the air: inhabiting or existing in the air: elevated, lofty, ethereal.—ns. Aerial′ity, Aer′ialness.—adv. Aer′ially.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Aerial in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Aerial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert C. Michelson:

    Coined the term "Aerial Robotics

  2. Del Mazo:

    We are considering the use of advanced technology, because drones would allow us to have permanent aerial patrols in the area and be able to react much more efficiently and quickly.

  3. Yang Yujun:

    On this, there is no need for other countries to gesticulate, whether or not to or when to set up an air defense identification zone depends on whether there is an aerial threat or the level of aerial threat. It needs many considerations.

  4. Ahmed Asseri:

    If there was a consensus from the leadership of the coalition, the kingdom is willing to participate in these efforts because we believe that aerial operations are not the ideal solution and there must be a twin mix of aerial and ground operations.

  5. The State:

    The United States has a responsibility to ensure that sales, transfers and subsequent use of all U.S.-origin UAS [unmanned aerial systems] are responsible and consistent with U.S. national security and foreign policy interests, including economic security, as well as with U.S. values and international standards.

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