aerial


aerial

adjective

  1. of, in, or produced by the air: aerial currents.
  2. inhabiting or frequenting the air: aerial creatures.
  3. operating on a track or cable elevated above the ground: an aerial ski lift up the mountainside.
  4. reaching far into the air; high; lofty: aerial spires.
  5. partaking of the nature of air; airy.
  6. unsubstantial; visionary: aerial fancies.
  7. having a light and graceful beauty; ethereal: aerial music.
  8. Biology. growing in the air, as the adventitious roots of some trees.
  9. pertaining to or used for, against, or in aircraft.
  10. supplied or performed by means of aircraft: aerial support; aerial reconnaissance.

noun

  1. a radio or television antenna.
  2. Football. forward pass.

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or resembling air
  2. existing, occurring, moving, or operating in the airaerial cable car; aerial roots of a plant
  3. ethereal; light and delicate
  4. imaginary; visionary
  5. extending high into the air; lofty
  6. of or relating to aircraftaerial combat

noun

  1. Also called: antenna the part of a radio or television system having any of various shapes, such as a dipole, Yagi, long-wire, or vertical aerial, by means of which radio waves are transmitted or received
adj.

c.1600, from Latin aerius “airy, aerial, lofty, high” (from Greek aerios “of the air, pertaining to air,” from aer “air;” see air (n.1)) + adjectival suffix -al (1).

n.

1902 (short for aerial antenna, etc.); see aerial (adj.).

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