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aer·i·al

 (âr′ē-əl, ā-îr′ē-əl)
adj.
1. Of, in, or caused by the air.
2. Existing or living in the air.
3. Reaching high into the air; lofty.
4. Suggestive of air, as in lightness; airy.
5. Unsubstantial; imaginary.
6. Of, for, or by means of aircraft: aerial photography.
7. Botany Growing or borne above the ground or water: aerial roots.
n. (âr′ē-əl)
1. A radio antenna, especially one suspended in or extending into the air.
2. Sports
a. An acrobatic maneuver performed in midair, as in skateboarding.
b. A flip in which the body turns over sideways with the arms and legs spread similar to a cartwheel.

[From Latin āerius, from Greek āerios, from āēr, air; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

aerial

(ˈɛərɪəl)
adj
1. of, relating to, or resembling air
2. existing, occurring, moving, or operating in the air: aerial cable car; aerial roots of a plant.
3. ethereal; light and delicate
4. imaginary; visionary
5. extending high into the air; lofty
6. (Aeronautics) of or relating to aircraft: aerial combat.
n
(Electronics) 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
[C17: via Latin from Greek aērios, from aēr air]

aer•i•al

(adj. ˈɛər i əl, eɪˈɪər i əl; n. ˈɛər i əl)

adj.
1. of, in, or produced by the air: aerial currents.
2. done in or from the air: aerial photography; an aerial survey.
3. inhabiting or frequenting the air: aerial creatures.
4. operating on a track or cable above the ground: an aerial ski lift.
5. reaching far into the air; lofty: aerial spires.
6. unsubstantial; visionary: aerial fancies.
7. having a light and graceful beauty; ethereal: aerial music.
8. growing in the air, as the adventitious roots of some trees.
9.
a. pertaining to aircraft.
b. launched by or against an aircraft: aerial bombs.
c. supplied or performed by aircraft: aerial support.
n.
10. a radio or television antenna.
[1595–1605; < Latin āeri(us) of the air (< Greek āérios, derivative of āḗr air) + -al1]
aer′i•al•ly, adv.

aerial

antenna
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aerial - a pass to a receiver downfield from the passeraerial - a pass to a receiver downfield from the passer
passing, passing game, passing play, pass - (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate; "the coach sent in a passing play on third and long"
flare pass, flare - a short forward pass to a back who is running toward the sidelines; "he threw a flare to the fullback who was tackled for a loss"
screen pass - a short forward pass in which the receiver is protected by a screen of blockers
2.aerial - an electrical device that sends or receives radio or television signalsaerial - an electrical device that sends or receives radio or television signals
dipole antenna, dipole - an aerial half a wavelength long consisting of two rods connected to a transmission line at the center
directional antenna - an antenna that transmits or receives signals only in a narrow angle
electrical device - a device that produces or is powered by electricity
nondirectional antenna, omnidirectional antenna - an antenna that sends or receives signals equally in all directions
receiver, receiving system - set that receives radio or tv signals
sender, transmitter - set used to broadcast radio or tv signals
Adj.1.aerial - existing or living or growing or operating in the air; "aerial roots of a philodendron"; "aerial particles"; "small aerial creatures such as butterflies"; "aerial warfare"; "aerial photography"; "aerial cable cars"
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
2.aerial - characterized by lightness and insubstantialityaerial - 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"
insubstantial, unsubstantial, unreal - lacking material form or substance; unreal; "as insubstantial as a dream"; "an insubstantial mirage on the horizon"

aerial

adjective
1. Of or relating to air:
2. Imposingly high:
3. So light and insubstantial as to resemble air or a thin film:
Translations
هَوَائِيّهَوَائِي
anténaleteckývzdušný
antenneluft-luftig
lennupõhine
antenni
zračni
légiantennafüggő
loft-, flugferîa-loftnet
アンテナ
안테나
antenaoro
antenagaisa-
aerian
letecký
antena
antenn
เสาอากาศ
antenhavahavadan alınmış
cột anten

aerial

[ˈɛərɪəl]
A. ADJaéreo
B. N (Brit) (Rad, TV) → antena f (also aerial mast) → torre f de antena
indoor aerialantena f interior
C. CPD aerial input N (US) → mensaje m recibido por antena
aerial ladder N (US) → escalera f de bomberos
aerial photograph Naerofoto f, fotografía f aérea
aerial photography Nfotografía f aérea
aerial railway Nteleférico m
aerial survey Nreconocimiento m aéreo
aerial tanker Ntransportador m aéreo

aerial

[ˈɛəriəl]
nantenne f
adj [photograph, bombardment] → aérien(ne)

aerial

n (esp Brit: = antenna) → Antenne f
adjLuft-; aerial barrage (air to ground) → Bombardement nt; (ground to air) → Flakfeuer nt; aerial combatLuftkampf m; aerial mapLuftbildkarte f; aerial navigationLuftfahrt f; aerial photograph or shotLuftbild nt, → Luftaufnahme f; aerial photographyLuftaufnahmen pl; aerial reconnaissanceLuftaufklärung f; aerial viewLuftbild nt, → Luftansicht f; in order to obtain an aerial view of the siteum das Gelände von der Luft aus zu betrachten; aerial warfareLuftkrieg m

aerial

:
aerial cableway
nSeilbahn f
aerial camera
nLuftbildkamera f
aerial input
n (TV) → Antennenanschluss m

aerial

:
aerial ladder
nDrehleiter f
aerial mast
nAntennenmast m
aerial railway
nSchwebebahn f
aerial socket
nAntennenanschluss m
aerial tram
n (US) → Schwebebahn f

aerial

[ˈɛərɪəl]
1. adjaereo/a
aerial photograph → fotografia aerea
aerial railway → teleferica, funivia
2. n (Brit) (Radio, TV) → antenna

aerial

(ˈeəriəl) noun
(American anˈtenna) a wire or rod (or a set of these) able to send or receive radio waves etc. a television aerial.
adjective
in or from the air. aerial photography.

aerial

هَوَائِيّ anténa antenne Antenne κεραία antena antenni antenne zračni antenna アンテナ 안테나 antenne antenne antena antena антенна antenn เสาอากาศ anten cột anten 天线
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I leaned back in the embrasure in a more comfortable position, so that I could enjoy more fully the aerial gambolling.
Their undulating flight, graceful aerial curves, and the shading of their colours, attracted and charmed one's looks.
Not one, but many echoes had caught up the harsh and tuneless sound, untwisted its complicated threads, and found a thousand aerial harmonies in one stern trumpet tone.
there was her fiery chariot, and four huge winged serpents, wriggling and twisting in the air, flourishing their tails higher than the top of the palace, and all ready to set off on an aerial journey.
Her figure was light, and possessed rather a character of aerial grace, than the usual rounded lines of earthly beauty; and her face was beaming more with the sentiments of the soul within, than with the ordinary charms of complexion and features.
A professor does not meet his pupil to see her dressed in satin and muslin, with hair perfumed and curled, neck scarcely shaded by aerial lace, round white arms circled with bracelets, feet dressed for the gliding dance.