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Meaning of AERIAL

Pronunciation:  'ehreeul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a pass to a receiver downfield from the passer
  2. [n]  an electrical device that sends or receives radio or television signals
  3. [adj]  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"
  4. [adj]  (botany) growing in air; "aerial roots of a philodendron"
  5. [adj]  in or belonging to the air or operating (for or by means of aircraft or elevated cables) in the air; "aerial particles"; "small aerial creatures such as butterflies"; "aerial warfare"; "aerial photography"; "aerial cable cars"

AERIAL is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: aeriform, aery, air(a), airy, antenna, ethereal, forward pass, insubstantial, transmitting aerial, unreal, unsubstantial
 See Also: dipole, dipole antenna, directional antenna, electrical device, nondirectional antenna, omnidirectional antenna, pass, passing, passing game, passing play, receiver, receiving system, screen pass, sender, transmitter



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A*["e]"ri*al\, a. [L. a["e]rius. See {Air}.]
1. Of or pertaining to the air, or atmosphere; inhabiting or
   frequenting the air; produced by or found in the air;
   performed in the air; as, a["e]rial regions or currents.
   ``A["e]rial spirits.'' --Milton. ``A["e]rial voyages.''

2. Consisting of air; resembling, or partaking of the nature
   of air. Hence: Unsubstantial; unreal.

3. Rising aloft in air; high; lofty; as, a["e]rial spires.

4. Growing, forming, or existing in the air, as opposed to
   growing or existing in earth or water, or underground; as,
   a["e]rial rootlets, a["e]rial plants. --Gray.

5. Light as air; ethereal.

{A["e]rial acid}, carbonic acid. [Obs.] --Ure.

{A["e]rial perspective}. See {Perspective}.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Something that is found in or takes place in the air.
Thesaurus Terms
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