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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aerial  \A*["e]"ri*al\,  a.  [L.  a["e]rius.  See  {Air}.] 
  1.  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  a["e]rial  regions  or  currents. 
  ``A["e]rial  spirits.''  --Milton.  ``A["e]rial  voyages.'' 
  --Darwin. 
 
  2.  Consisting  of  air;  resembling,  or  partaking  of  the  nature 
  of  air.  Hence:  Unsubstantial;  unreal. 
 
  3.  Rising  aloft  in  air;  high;  lofty;  as  a["e]rial  spires. 
 
  4.  Growing,  forming,  or  existing  in  the  air,  as  opposed  to 
  growing  or  existing  in  earth  or  water,  or  underground;  as 
  a["e]rial  rootlets,  a["e]rial  plants.  --Gray. 
 
  5.  Light  as  air;  ethereal. 
 
  {A["e]rial  acid},  carbonic  acid.  [Obs.]  --Ure. 
 
  {A["e]rial  perspective}.  See  {Perspective}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aerial 
  adj  1:  operating  or  operated  overhead  especially  on  elevated 
  cables;  "aerial  conveyers  for  transporting  raw 
  materials";  "aerial  cable  cars";  "an  aerial  walkway 
  between  the  buildings" 
  2:  operating  in  the  air;  especially  of  or  for  or  by  means  of 
  aircraft;  "aerial  warfare";  "aerial  photography" 
  3:  (botany)  growing  in  air;  "aerial  roots  of  a  philodendron" 
  4:  in  or  consisting  of  or  belonging  to  the  air;  "small  aerial 
  creatures  such  as  butterflies";  "the  hummingbird's  aerial 
  dance  among  the  flowers";  "aerial  particles" 
  5:  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"  [syn:  {aeriform},  {airy},  {aery},  {ethereal}] 
  n  1:  a  pass  to  a  receiver  downfield  from  the  passer  [syn:  {forward 
  pass}] 
  2:  sends  or  receives  radio  or  television  signals  [syn:  {antenna}, 
  {transmitting  aerial}] 




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