Aerial meaning

ârē-əl, ā-îrē-əl
Unsubstantial; imaginary.
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Suggestive of air, as in lightness; airy.
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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.

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Not substantial; unreal; imaginary.
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Like air; light as air.
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Growing in the air instead of in soil or water.
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(photography) Aerial photography.
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High up; lofty.
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Of, for, from, or by means of aircraft or flying.

An aerial photograph.

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A running somersault performed without the use of hands.
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Living or taking place in the air. [from 16th c.]

The seabirds put on an astonishing aerial display.

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(now literary or historical) Made up of air or gas; gaseous. [from 16th c.]
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Positioned high up; elevated. [from 16th c.]

The aerial photographs clearly showed the damage caused by the storm.

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Ethereal, insubstantial; imaginary. [from 16th c.]
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Pertaining to the air or atmosphere; atmospheric. [from 17th c.]
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Pertaining to a vehicle which travels through the air; airborne; relating to or conducted by means of aircraft. [from 17th c.]
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(chiefly UK) A device for receiving or transmitting radio, television signals etc.
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A dance move involving one or both feet leaving the ground.
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Of, in, or caused by the air.
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Existing or living in the air.
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Reaching high into the air; lofty.
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Of, for, or by means of aircraft.

Aerial photography.

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Growing or borne above the ground or water.

Aerial roots.

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A radio antenna, especially one suspended in or extending into the air.
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Of, in, or by the air.
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Origin of aerial

  • From Latin āerius from Greek āerios from āēr air wer-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin āerius, from Ancient Greek ἀέριος (aerios), from ἀήρ (aēr, “air”).

    From Wiktionary