1. [ noun ] (sport,american football) a pass to a receiver downfield from the passer
Synonyms: forward_pass
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"

Related terms: air
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"

Related terms: air
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"

Related terms: insubstantial
7. [ noun ] (physics,electronics) an electrical device that sends or receives radio or television signals
Synonyms: antenna transmitting_aerial
Related terms: electrical_device dipole omnidirectional_antenna directional_antenna receiver transmitter
Similar spelling:   aerially