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Definition of 'aerial'


  1. a pass to a receiver downfield from the passer
       Synonyms: forward pass
  2. an electrical device that sends or receives radio or television signals
       Synonyms: antenna transmitting aerial


  1. 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"
  2. growing in air; "aerial roots of a philodendron"
  3. 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"
       Synonyms: aeriform airy aery ethereal

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