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aerial

aer·i·al

aerial

 
pronunciation:
eI ri l
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, associated with, or occurring in the air or atmosphere.
This picture shows an aerial view of the city.
 
similar words:
airborne, atmospheric, celestial, empyreal, empyrean, ethereal, heavenly, supernal
definition 2: stretching far up into the air; lofty.
The rainbow formed an aerial arc in the sky.
synonyms:
elevated, lofty
similar words:
tall, towering
definition 3: suspended in the air; operating on an elevated track or cables.
an aerial chairlift
similar words:
elevated, suspended
definition 4: resembling air, as in lightness or lack of substance.
aerial grace
synonyms:
airy, attenuated, ethereal, insubstantial, light, tenuous
similar words:
incorporeal, rarefied, vaporous, weightless
definition 5: of, associated with, or accomplished by means of aircraft.
Aerial photography played an important part in the war.
similar words:
airborne
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a radio or television antenna.
synonyms:
antenna
derivation: aerially (adv.)
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Word Parts
The word aerial contains the following parts:
-al2, -ial, -ual Latin adjective-forming suffix that means pertaining to
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The suffix -al2, -ial attaches primarily to nouns (national , environmental ) but sometimes to Latin or Greek roots (final , capital , comical ) to form adjectives. See also -ar1.