aerial
I. adjective Etymology: Latin aerius, from Greek aerios, from aēr Date: 1604 1. a. of, relating to, or occurring in the air or atmosphere b. existing or growing in the air rather than in the ground or in water c. high in the air <
aerial spires
>
d. operating or operated overhead on elevated cables or rails <
an aerial tram
>
2. suggestive of air: as a. lacking substance b. fanciful, ethereal <
visions of aerial joy — P. B. Shelley
>
3. a. of or relating to aircraft <
aerial navigation
>
b. designed for use in, taken from, or operating from or against aircraft c. effected by means of aircraft <
aerial transportation
>
4. of, relating to, or gained by the forward pass in football • aerially adverb II. noun Date: 1902 1. antenna 2 2. forward pass 3. an acrobatic maneuver performed (as by skiers and gymnasts) in the air; also plural a ski event featuring aerials

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