|1.||[ noun ] (sport,american football) a pass to a receiver downfield from the passer|
|Related terms:||pass screen_pass flare|
|2.||[ adjective ] in or belonging to the air or operating (for or by means of aircraft or elevated cables) in the air|
"aerial particles," "small aerial creatures such as butterflies" "aerial warfare" "aerial photography" "aerial cable cars"
|Related terms:||aircraft air overhead|
|3.||[ adjective ] 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"
|4.||[ adjective ] (botany) growing in air|
"aerial roots of a philodendron"
|Related terms:||botany air|
|5.||[ adjective ] operating in the air; especially of or for or by means of aircraft|
"aerial warfare" "aerial photography"
|6.||[ adjective ] characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air|
|Synonyms:||ethereal airy aery aeriform|
"figures light and aeriform come unlooked for and melt away"- Thomas Carlyle "aerial fancies" "an airy apparition" "physical rather than ethereal forms"
|7.||[ noun ] (physics,electronics) an electrical device that sends or receives radio or television signals|
|Related terms:||electrical_device dipole omnidirectional_antenna directional_antenna receiver transmitter|