What does aerial mean?

Definitions for aerial
ˈɛər i əl, eɪˈɪər i əl; ˈɛər i əlaeri·al

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.

    Etymology: From aerius, from ἀέριος.

  2. aerial(Adjective)

    of, in, or from the air; atmospheric

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

    Etymology: From aerius, from ἀέριος.

  3. aerial(Adjective)


    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [L. arius. See Air.]

  2. Aerial(adj)

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

    Etymology: [L. arius. See Air.]

  3. Aerial(adj)

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

    Etymology: [L. arius. See Air.]

  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

    Etymology: [L. arius. See Air.]

  5. Aerial(adj)

    light as air; ethereal

    Etymology: [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.

Editors Contribution

  1. aerial

    A type of device created and designed for a variety of purposes.

    Most televisions have an aerial.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  


  1. Aerial

    living in the air; applied to flying insects.

How to pronounce aerial?

  1. Alex
    US English

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  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

Examples of aerial in a Sentence

  1. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter:

    You know, our aviators are conducting combat air patrols, I mean, that's the name of the mission, combat air patrol. So, of course it's combat, you know, they are conducting combat -- when you're a pilot and you strike an enemy target with thousands of pounds of bombs, that's aerial combat.

  2. 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.

  3. Syria Staffan de Mistura:

    The use of barrel bombs must stop, all evidence shows that the overwhelming majority of the civilian victims in the Syrian conflict have been caused by the use of such indiscriminate aerial weapons.

  4. The Security Council:

    The members of the Security Council expressed their deep concern at the continued high level of violence in Syria and condemned all violence directed against civilians and civilian infrastructure, including medical facilities, they expressed outrage at all attacks against civilians, as well as indiscriminate attacks, including those involving shelling and aerial bombardment, such as the use of barrel bombs, which have reportedly been extensively used in recent days in Aleppo.

  5. Johan Obdola:

    The security outside the perimeter of the embassy is conducted by security personnel hired by the embassy, and the Bolivarian National Police.The infrastructure of the embassy can stand a certain level of external armed attacks, and there are areas for aerial evacuations via helicopter, so, the embassy stand a great location and capacity to hold for some time a potential external attack, conducted by the Venezuelan armed forces or its supporters.

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