- The definition of aerial is something that is in or from the air.
An example of something that is aerial is a picture taken from a helicopter.
An aerial view of farmland.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- of, in, or by the air
- like air; light as air
- not substantial; unreal; imaginary
- high up; lofty
- of, for, from, or by means of aircraft or flying: an aerial photograph
- Bot. growing in the air instead of in soil or water
Origin: ; from Classical Latin aerius ; from aer (see air) plush -al
- antenna (sense )
- Gym. a running somersault performed without the use of hands
- aerially adverb
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- Of, in, or caused by the air.
- Existing or living in the air.
- Reaching high into the air; lofty.
- Suggestive of air, as in lightness; airy.
- Unsubstantial; imaginary.
- Of, for, or by means of aircraft: aerial photography.
- Botany Growing or borne above the ground or water: aerial roots.
Origin: From Latin āerius, from Greek āerios, from āēr, air; see wer-1 in Indo-European roots.