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aerial - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'aerial' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Aerial [ a.]
- 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, aerial regions or currents.
- Consisting of air; resembling, or partaking of the nature of air. Hence: Unsubstantial; unreal.
- Rising aloft in air; high; lofty; as, aerial spires.
- Growing, forming, or existing in the air, as opposed to growing or existing in earth or water, or underground; as, aerial rootlets, aerial plants.
- Light as air; ethereal.

Meaning of 'aerial' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . aerial [ a]
Meaning (1):
- existing or living or growing or operating in the air
Example in sentence:
  • aerial cable cars;
  • aerial particles;
  • aerial photography;
  • aerial roots of a philodendron;
  • aerial warfare;
  • small aerial creatures such as butterflies
2 . aerial [ s]
Meaning (2):
- characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air
Example in sentence:
  • aerial fancies;
  • an airy apparition;
  • figures light and aeriform come unlooked for and melt away;
  • physical rather than ethereal forms