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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)

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.

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."