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1aerial

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

: performed in the air

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

Full Definition of AERIAL

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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
:  suggestive of air: as
a :  lacking substance
b :  fanciful, ethereal <visions of aerial joy — P. B. Shelley>
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
:  of, relating to, or gained by the forward pass in football
ae·ri·al·ly \-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

Other Aeronautics/Aerospace Terms

airway, apron, corridor, dirigible, fishtail, flat-hat, vector

Rhymes with AERIAL

2aerial

noun aer·i·al \ˈer-ē-əl\

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

Full Definition of AERIAL

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:  antenna 2
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.

First Known Use of AERIAL

1902

Other Gymnastics Terms

pike
AERIALLY Defined for Kids

1aerial

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

Definition of AERIAL for Kids

1
:  performed or occurring in the air <We were amazed by the aerial stunts of the circus performers.>
2
:  of aircraft <aerial navigation>
3
:  taken from, used in, or performed using an airplane <aerial camera> <aerial warfare>

2aerial

noun aer·i·al \ˈer-ē-əl\

Definition of AERIAL for Kids

:  antenna 2

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