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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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

aerially

play \-ə-lē\ adverb

Examples of aerial in a sentence

  1. the spectacular aerial acrobatics of the circus performers



Did You Know?

Shakespeare himself may have coined this word, in Othello, and later he gave the name Ariel to the famous air-spirit character in The Tempest. An aerialist is an acrobat who performs high above the audience. In painting, aerial perspective is the way an artist creates the illusion that a mountain or city is far away (something that early painters only slowly learned how to do), usually by making it slightly misty and bluish gray—as if seen through miles of air. An aerial work platform, or "cherry picker", supports a worker at a high elevation on the end of a crane. And aerial itself can be used as a noun, meaning a TV antenna, a forward pass in football, or a high-flying stunt performed by a skateboarder or snowboarder.

Origin and Etymology of aerial

Latin aerius, from Greek aerios, from aēr


First Known Use: 1604

Other Aeronautics/Aerospace Terms


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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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 in a sentence

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



1902

First Known Use of aerial

1902

Other Gymnastics Terms


AERIAL Defined for Kids

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aerial

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

Definition of aerial for Students

  1. 1 :  performed or occurring in the air <We were amazed by the aerial stunts of the circus performers.>

  2. 2 :  of aircraft <aerial navigation>

  3. 3 :  taken from, used in, or performed using an airplane <aerial camera> <aerial warfare>




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aerial

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noun aer·i·al \ˈer-ē-əl\

Definition of aerial for Students

  1. :  antenna 2





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