(noun, adjective)


1. existing or living or growing or operating in the air

- aerial roots of a philodendron

- aerial particles

- small aerial creatures such as butterflies

2. characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air

- aerial fancies

Similar word(s): insubstantial, unreal, unsubstantial, aeriform, aery, airy, ethereal

Sentences with aerial as an adjective:

- The seabirds put on an astonishing aerial display.

- The aerial photographs clearly showed the damage caused by the storm.


1. a pass to a receiver downfield from the passer

Definition categories: act, pass, passing

2. an electrical device that sends or receives radio or television signals

Similar word(s): antenna

Definition categories: man–made