from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, in, or caused by the air.
- adj. Existing or living in the air.
- adj. Reaching high into the air; lofty.
- adj. Suggestive of air, as in lightness; airy.
- adj. Unsubstantial; imaginary.
- adj. Of, for, or by means of aircraft: aerial photography.
- adj. Botany Growing or borne above the ground or water: aerial roots.
- n. A radio antenna, especially one suspended in or extending into the air.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. of, in, or from the air; atmospheric
- adj. ethereal
- n. A device for receiving or transmitting radio, television signals etc.
- n. A dance move involving one or both feet leaving the ground.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the air, or atmosphere; inhabiting or frequenting the air; produced by or found in the air; performed in the air.
- adj. Consisting of air; resembling, or partaking of the nature of air. Hence: Unsubstantial; unreal.
- adj. Rising aloft in air; high; lofty.
- adj. Growing, forming, living, or existing in the air, as opposed to growing or existing in earth or water, or underground.
- adj. Light as air; ethereal.
- adj. operating or operated overhead especially on elevated cables.
- adj. operating or moving in the air.
- n. a pass to a receiver downfield from the passer.
- n. a metallic wire, rod, or combination of rods connected to an electronic device, designed to send or receive radio or television signals.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Belonging or pertaining to the air or atmosphere; inhabiting or frequenting the air; existing or happening in the air; produced by or in the air: as, aërial regions; aërial perspective; aërial songsters; aërial ascents.
- Consisting of air; partaking of the nature of air; airy; hence, unsubstantial; visionary: as, aërial beings; aërial fancies; an aërial castle.
- Reaching far into the air; high; lofty; elevated: as, aërial spires; an aërial flight.
- Possessed of a light and graceful beauty; ethereal.
- In botany, growing in the air, and independently of the soil, as epiphytes, or the adventitious roots of some trees: as, aërial orchids or roots.
- A name sometimes applied to systems of transportation by cars suspended from a rail or rope above them.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. existing or living or growing or operating in the air
- n. an electrical device that sends or receives radio or television signals
- adj. characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air
- n. a pass to a receiver downfield from the passer
From Latin āerius, from Greek āerios, from āēr, air; see wer-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin aerius, from Ancient Greek ἀέριος (aerios). (Wiktionary)