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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019 aer•i•al /ˈɛriəl/
USA pronunciation adj.
of, in, produced by, or done in the air: aerial photography.
inhabiting the air: aerial creatures.
Militaryof or relating to aircraft: aerial combat. n.
[ countable ]
Radio and Televisiona radio or television antenna: Put up the car's aerial.
aer•i•al•ly, adv. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019 aer•i•al
( adj. âr ′ē əl, ā ēr ′ē əl; n. âr ′ē əl), USA pronunciation adj.
of, in, or produced by the air: aerial currents.
inhabiting or frequenting the air: aerial creatures.
operating on a track or cable elevated above the ground: an aerial ski lift up the mountainside.
reaching far into the air; high; lofty: aerial spires.
partaking of the nature of air; airy.
unsubstantial; visionary: aerial fancies.
having a light and graceful beauty; ethereal: aerial music.
Ecology growing in the air, as the adventitious roots of some trees. [Biol. ]
Militarypertaining to or used for, against, or in aircraft.
supplied or performed by means of aircraft: aerial support; aerial reconnaissance. n.
Radio and Televisiona radio or television antenna. Sport See [Football. ] forward pass.
aer ′i•al•ly, adv.
aer ′i•al•ness, n.
Greek āérios, equivalent. to āer- (stem of āé̄r air 1) + -ios adjective, adjectival suffix) + - al 1 Latin āeri( us) of the air ( 1595–1605; 1900–05 for def. 11;
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aerial / ˈɛərɪəl/ adj of, relating to, or resembling air existing, occurring, moving, or operating in the air: aerial cable car, aerial roots of a plant ethereal; light and delicate imaginary; visionary extending high into the air; lofty of or relating to aircraft: aerial combat n Also called: antenna 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 Etymology: 17 th Century: via Latin from Greek aērios, from aēr air
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