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aerial

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adjective ae·ri·al \ˈer-ē-əl, ā-ˈir-ē-əl\

Simple Definition of aerial

  • : performed in the air

  • : performed using an airplane : taken or seen from an airplane

Full Definition of aerial

  1. 1 a :  of, relating to, or occurring in the air or atmosphere b :  existing or growing in the air rather than in the ground or in water c :  high in the air <aerial spires> d :  operating or operated overhead on elevated cables or rails <an aerial tram>

  2. 2 :  suggestive of air: as a :  lacking substance b :  fanciful, ethereal <visions of aerial joy — P. B. Shelley>

  3. 3 a :  of or relating to aircraft <aerial navigation> b :  designed for use in, taken from, or operating from or against aircraft c :  effected by means of aircraft <aerial transportation>

  4. 4 :  of, relating to, or gained by the forward pass in football

ae·ri·al·lyplay \-ə-lē\ adverb

Examples of aerial

  1. the spectacular aerial acrobatics of the circus performers



Origin of aerial

Latin aerius, from Greek aerios, from aēr


First Known Use: 1604

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aerial

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noun aer·i·al \ˈer-ē-əl\

Simple Definition of aerial

  • : a difficult movement of the body performed by an athlete (such as a skier) in the air

Full Definition of aerial

  1. 1 :  antenna 2

  2. 2 :  forward pass

  3. 3 :  an acrobatic maneuver performed (as by skiers and gymnasts) in the air; also plural :  a ski event featuring aerials

Examples of aerial

  1. She tried a new aerial in her last competition.



1902

First Known Use of aerial

1902

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