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Dictionary Definition

aerial adj
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]

Noun

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]

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English

Pronunciation

Etymology

From aerius, from aerios.

Adjective

  1. of, or in, the air; atmospheric

Translations

of, or in, the air
  • French: aérien
  • Hungarian: légi, függő
  • Romanian: aerian

Noun

  1. A device for receiving or transmitting radio, television signals etc.

Synonyms

  • (device for receiving or transmitting): antenna

Translations

a device for receiving or transmitting

Extensive Definition

Aerial can mean:
Devices
Movement
Music
  • Aerial, an album by Kate Bush.
  • Aerials, a song from the album Toxicity by System of a Down.
Organizations
  • 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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