What does radial mean?

Definitions for radialˈreɪ di əl

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. radial, radial tire, radial-ply tire(adj)

    pneumatic tire that has radial-ply casing

  2. radial(adj)

    relating to or near the radius

    "the radial aspect of the forearm"

  3. radial(adj)

    relating to or moving along or having the direction of a radius

    "radial velocity"

  4. radial(adj)

    issuing in rays from a common center; relating to rays of light

    "radial heat"

  5. radial, stellate, radiate(adj)

    arranged like rays or radii; radiating from a common center

    "radial symmetry"; "a starlike or stellate arrangement of petals"; "many cities show a radial pattern of main highways"


  1. radial(Noun)

    a radial tire / radial tyre

  2. radial(Adjective)

    arranged like rays that radiate from, or converge to a common centre

  3. radial(Adjective)

    moving along a radius

  4. radial(Adjective)

    of, or relating to the radius bone

Webster Dictionary

  1. Radial(adj)

    of or pertaining to a radius or ray; consisting of, or like, radii or rays; radiated; as, (Bot.) radial projections; (Zool.) radial vessels or canals; (Anat.) the radial artery

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. radial. See Radius.]


  1. Radial

    In RF engineering, radial has two different meanings, both referring to lines which radiate from a radio antenna.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Radial

    rā′di-al, adj. shooting out like a ray or radius: pertaining to the radius of the forearm: (bot.) developing uniformly on all sides.—ns. Rādiā′le, the radiocarpal bone:—pl. Rādiā′lia; Rādiā′lis, a radial muscle, artery, or nerve:—pl. Rādiā′les; Rādialisā′tion, arrangement in radiating forms.—v.t. Rā′dialise, to make ray-like: to cause to radiate.—n. Rādial′ity, radial symmetry.—adv. Rā′dially, in the manner of a radius or of rays.—adjs. Rā′diocar′pal, pertaining to the wrist or carpus; Rā′diomus′cular, pertaining to the radius and to muscles; Rā′dio-ul′nar, pertaining to the radius and the ulna.—Radial artery, the smaller of the branches of the branchial artery at the elbow.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. radial

    A magnetic bearing extending from a very high frequency omni-range and/or tactical air navigation station.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of radial in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of radial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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