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Aerial definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

AE'RIAL, a. [L. aerius. See Air.]
1. Belonging to the air, or atmosphere; as, aerial regions.
2. Consisting of air; partaking of the nature of air; as, aerial particles.
3. Produced by air; as, aerial honey.
4. Inhabiting or frequenting the air; as, aerial songsters.
5. Placed in the air; high; lofty; elevated; as, aerial spires; aerial flight.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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1: 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"
2: 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" [syn: aeriform, aerial, airy, aery, ethereal] n
1: a pass to a receiver downfield from the passer [syn: forward pass, aerial]
2: an electrical device that sends or receives radio or television signals [syn: antenna, aerial, transmitting aerial]

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Etymology: Latin aerius, from Greek aerios, from a?r Date: 1604 1. a. of, relating to, or occurring in the air or atmosphere b. existing or growing in the air rather than in the ground or in water c. high in the air <aerial spires> d. operating or operated overhead on elevated cables or rails <an aerial tram> 2. suggestive of air: as a. lacking substance b. fanciful, ethereal <visions of aerial joy P. B. Shelley> 3. a. of or relating to aircraft <aerial navigation> b. designed for use in, taken from, or operating from or against aircraft c. effected by means of aircraft <aerial transportation> 4. of, relating to, or gained by the forward pass in football aerially adverb II. noun Date: 1902 1. antenna 2 2. forward pass 3. an acrobatic maneuver performed (as by skiers and gymnasts) in the air; also plural a ski event featuring aerials

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & adj. --n. a metal rod, wire, or other structure by which signals are transmitted or received as part of a radio transmission or receiving system. --adj. 1 by or from or involving aircraft (aerial navigation; aerial photography). 2 a existing, moving, or happening in the air. b of or in the atmosphere, atmospheric. 3 a thin as air, ethereal. b immaterial, imaginary. c of air, gaseous. Derivatives: aeriality n. aerially adv. Etymology: L aerius f. Gk aerios f. aer air

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Aerial A*["e]"ri*al, a. [L. a["e]rius. See Air.] 1. 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, a["e]rial regions or currents. ``A["e]rial spirits.'' --Milton. ``A["e]rial voyages.'' --Darwin. 2. Consisting of air; resembling, or partaking of the nature of air. Hence: Unsubstantial; unreal. 3. Rising aloft in air; high; lofty; as, a["e]rial spires. 4. Growing, forming, or existing in the air, as opposed to growing or existing in earth or water, or underground; as, a["e]rial rootlets, a["e]rial plants. --Gray. 5. Light as air; ethereal. A["e]rial acid, carbonic acid. [Obs.] --Ure. A["e]rial perspective. See Perspective.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(aerials) 1. You talk about aerial attacks and aerial photographs to indicate that people or things on the ground are attacked or photographed by people in aeroplanes. Weeks of aerial bombardment had destroyed factories and highways... ADJ: ADJ n 2. You can use aerial to describe things that exist or happen above the ground or in the air. The seagulls swirled in aerial combat over the barges. ADJ: ADJ n 3. An aerial is a device or a piece of wire that receives television or radio signals and is usually attached to a radio, television, car, or building. (BRIT; in AM, use antenna) ...the radio aerials of taxis and cars. N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Atmospheric. 2. Aeriform, gaseous, vaporous, ethereal, airy, light, empyreal, empyrean. 3. High, lofty, empyreal, empyrean, aery.

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