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Definition of "aerial" []

  • Of, in, or caused by the air. (adjective)
  • Existing or living in the air. (adjective)
  • Reaching high into the air; lofty. (adjective)
  • Suggestive of air, as in lightness; airy. (adjective)
  • Unsubstantial; imaginary. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or resembling air (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Existing, occurring, moving, or operating in the air (adjective)
  • Ethereal; light and delicate (adjective)
  • Imaginary; visionary (adjective)
  • Extending high into the air; lofty (adjective)
  • Of or relating to aircraft (adjective)
  • 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 (noun)

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Use "aerial" in a sentence
  • "Electronic imaging and laser guidance had changed the term aerial bombardment into precision air attack ."
  • "The mosque administration condemned what it called aerial surveillance of the mosque and spraying of some gases."
  • "I was quite patient; the grand open country all round me offered lessons of inestimable value in what we call aerial perspective."