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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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On that road we heard the song of morning stars; we drank in fragrances aerial and sweet as a May mist; we were rich in gossamer fancies and iris hopes; our hearts sought and found the boon of dreams; the years waited beyond and they were very fair; life was a rose-lipped comrade with purple flowers dripping from her fingers.
The gray costume harmonized with its aerial background; the metal of accoutrement and caparison was softened and subdued by the shadow; the animal's skin had no points of high light.
Koner, triumphantly demonstrated the feasibility of the journey, its chances of success, the nature of the obstacles existing, the immense advantages of the aerial mode of locomotion, and found fault with nothing but the selected point of departure, which it contended should be Massowah, a small port in Abyssinia, whence James Bruce, in 1768, started upon his explorations in search of the sources of the Nile.
To the beekeeper's tap on the wall of the sick hive, instead of the former instant unanimous humming of tens of thousands of bees with their abdomens threateningly compressed, and producing by the rapid vibration of their wings an aerial living sound, the only reply is a disconnected buzzing from different parts of the deserted hive.
It was a mere falsification of the law of aerial perspective, but it startled, almost terrified me.
The churches re-echoed the national enthusiasm in graver key and slower measure, and the aerial and naval preparations on the East River were greatly incommoded by the multitude of excursion steamers which thronged, helpfully cheering, about them.
The Poet wandering on, through Arabie And Persia, and the wild Carmanian waste, And o'er the aerial mountains which pour down Indus and Oxus from their icy caves--" and that other passage beginning
A dolorous place it was, this canoe house, filled with groans and sighs, corpses beneath the floor and composing the floor, creatures soon to be corpses upon the floor, corpses swinging in aerial sepulchre overhead, long black canoes, high-ended like beaked predatory monsters, dimly looming in the light of a slow fire where sat an ancient of the tribe of Somo at his interminable task of smoke-curing a bushman's head.
Hardly had the shell been opened when the cat leaped out, slightly bruised, but full of life, and exhibiting no signs whatever of having made an aerial expedition.
There were continual outbursts, melodies, unexpected cadences, then simple phrases strewn with aerial and hissing notes; then floods of scales which would have put a nightingale to rout, but in which harmony was always present; then soft modulations of octaves which rose and fell, like the bosom of the young singer.
They call it "the crest of the world," and think that Wacondah, or the master of life, as they designate the Supreme Being, has his residence among these aerial heights.
So, glad to be doing anything that might lead to the end of their captivity, the friends separated to wander over the palace in search of fitting material to use in the construction of their aerial machine.