1 in or belonging to the air or operating (for or by means of aircraft or elevated cables) in the air; "aerial particles"; "small aerial creatures such as butterflies"; "aerial warfare"; "aerial photography"; "aerial cable cars"
2 growing in air; "aerial roots of a philodendron"
3 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, airy, aery, ethereal]
1 a pass to a receiver downfield from the passer [syn: forward pass]
2 an electrical device that sends or receives radio or television signals [syn: antenna, transmitting aerial]
- Rhymes: -ɛəriəl
EtymologyFrom aerius, from aerios.
of, or in, the air
- French: aérien
- Hungarian: légi, függő
- Romanian: aerian
- A device for receiving or transmitting radio, television signals etc.
- (device for receiving or transmitting): antenna
a device for receiving or transmitting
Aerial can mean:
- Aerial Wireless, a cellular phone company purchased by VoiceStream Wireless, which was then acquired by T-Mobile.
aerial in German: Aerial
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