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Aerial appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

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  • To lash Tom to her arm, a rotten aerial cedar toter used a mite, yet I made sure to trade Claire a net to ram rare hot moths a lot.
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun aerial:

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Definition of the noun aerial

What does aerial mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: aerials

  1. a pass to a receiver downfield from the passer
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of aerial: forward pass
    • more generic terms: pass / passing / passing game / passing play = a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate
    • more specific terms:
      • flare pass / flare = a short forward pass to a back who is running toward the sidelines
      • screen pass = a short forward pass in which the receiver is protected by a screen of blockers
  2. an electrical device that sends or receives radio or television signals

Alternative definition of the noun aerial


  1. A device for receiving or transmitting radio, television signals etc.

Specialised definition of the noun aerial

Glossary of sports / artistic gymnastics

a manoeuvre where a gymnast completes a full rotation in the air without touching the apparatus (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / freestyle skiing

a maneuver or stunt done while in the air

Glossary of sports / gymnastics

a skill performed without the hands touching the floor or the apparatus

Definition of the adjective aerial

What does aerial mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more aerial / most aerial

  1. existing or living or growing or operating in the air
    • examples: aerial roots of a philodendron | aerial particles | small aerial creatures such as butterflies | aerial warfare | aerial photography | aerial cable cars
    • domain: botany / phytology
    • similar: free-flying
  2. characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air

Alternative definition of the adjective aerial


  1. of, in, or from the air; atmospheric
  2. See ethereal.

Definition of the adjective aerial for high school students

    somehow related to the air
    • example: We watched as the fighter planes conducted aerial maneuvers.

The adjective aerial is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

Specialised definition of the adjective aerial

Glossary of sports / gymnastics

without the hands touching the floor or the apparatus

  • example: aerial walkover


  1. Aerial is a post/indie-rock band from Sandviken, Sweden. They’ve released four full length albums so far: “Black Rain From The Bombing” in 2006, “The Sentinel” in 2007, “The Legion of Dynamic Dischord” in 2008 and "Put it this way in headlines" in 2009. They have toured in Europe on several times, and they have played with acts such as; Bell Orchestre, Deerhunter, Arab Strap and Mono. Aerial was signed to Nomethod Records in 2006, and has since been released outside of Sweden by labels; Tangled Up!, Thomason Sounds and will be released in late 2009 by Flake Records. The lead singer and guitarist, Sebastian Arnström, is also a member of the semi-electronic indie act Simian Ghost.
  2. Aerial was a Canadian pop and rock band from Toronto, Ontario during the 1970s.
  3. Aerial are a power-pop band who formed in the late 1990s in Aberdeen, Scotland.
  4. Aerial is an American alternative rock band from El Paso, Texas. In 2007 they were featured in Corruption magazine.
  5. Aerial is a musical group.

There are other groups with in their name, like Aerial Love Feed and Aerial Service Area.


Aerial is a record label.


  1. "Aerial" is the eighth studio album by the English singer-songwriter and musician Kate Bush. Her first brand new material released since her 1993 album The Red Shoes, it was also her first double album.
  2. "Aerial" is a musical album of Massacre.
    • released in (17 years ago)
  3. "Aerial" is a musical album of Dave Husimans.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  4. "Aerial" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  5. "aerial" is a musical single of Kinya Kotani.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  6. "Aerial" is a composition, cataloged instance.
    • music and lyrics by Moby
  7. "Aerial" is a musical album of Joan Trenchs.
  8. "Aerial" is a musical album of The Last Embrace.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  9. "Aerial" is a musical album of Aerial2012.
    • released on (11 years ago)
  10. "Aerial" is a musical album of Falling Joys.
    • released in (22 years ago)
  11. "Aerial" is a song by Four Tet.


  1. Aerial: Aerials are a type of skateboarding trick usually performed on half-pipes, pools or quarter pipes where there is a vertical wall with a transition available. Aerials usually combine rotation with different grabs. Most of the different types of grabs were originally aerial tricks that were performed in ditches, empty pools, and vert ramps before flatground aerials became common. Aerials can be executed by ollieing just as the front wheels reach the lip of a ramp, or can be executed simply by lifting the front wheels over the coping. The former is preferable on shallower ramps where the skateboarder has less speed to lift them above the ramp.
  2. Aerial: An aerial is a dance move in Lindy Hop where one's feet leave the floor. The term has come to mean a wide range of special and unusual dance moves, including dips, slides, and tricks.
  3. Aerial is an influential poetry magazine edited by Rod Smith and published by Aerial/Edge based in Washington, D.C.. Along with the magazine, Aerial/Edge publishes Edge Books. The first issue of Aerial appeared in 1984. Edge Books began with its first publication in 1989.

Phrases with Aerial

Phrases starting with the word Aerial:

  1. Aerial root
  2. Aerial Camera
  3. aerial ladder
  4. Aerial Runway
  5. Aerial survey
  6. Aerial Railway
  7. Aerial Ropeway
  8. aerial torpedo
  9. aerial tramway
  10. Aerial Cableway
  11. Aerial Ping Pong
  12. Aerial Surveying
  13. Aerial photography
  14. aerial ladder truck
  15. Aerial Yellowjacket

Phrases ending with the word Aerial:

  1. dish aerial
  2. yagi aerial
  3. radio aerial
  4. transmitting aerial

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Aerial

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Google previewSubject Headings Used in the Dictionary Catalogs of the Library of Congress [from 1897 Through June 1964] (1966)

by Library of Congress. Subject Cataloging Division

* sa Fatwas Aediles x Ediles xx Rome — Officials and employees Tribunus plebis Aerial photogrammetry t sa Aerial photography in road ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Historical Archaeology (2002)

by Charles E. Orser Jnr

Aerial photography constitutes an indispensable tool for archaeologists for at least two important reasons: it provides an additional method of record keeping during an excavation, and it serves as a type of remote sensing, which can help ...

Google previewDictionary of Physics (2010)

by Sanjay Yadav

aerial array: Syn. beam aerial. An arrangement of radiating or receiving elements so spaced and connected that directional effects are produced. With suitable design, very great directly can be obtained and also, as a consequence, large ...

Google previewThe Focal Encyclopedia of Photography (2013)

by Michael R. Peres

LIGHT Airborne and Space Systems for Mapping and Remote Sensing Aerial photography has a surprisingly long history and reflects the photographer's ever- present ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Modern Coral Reefs (2010)

Structure, Form and Process by David Hopley

Aerial Photography of Coral Reefs. Figure 2 Color near the infrared photograph from ∼5,000′ (1,524 m) of Wheeler Reef near Townsville on the Great Barrier Reef. Tide was a Spring low and features on the reef margin with healthy coral ...

Google previewDictionary Of Civil Engineering (1992)

by John S. Scott

aerial. ropeway. (aerial. tramway. USA) A line of towers carrying steel ropes which serve as tracks for buckets (called carriers) for coal, ore or building material in mountainous regions or into the sea where a road, railway, bridge or tunnel ...

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Quotes about Aerial

Aerial flight is one of that class of problems with which men will never have to cope. (Simon Newcomb)
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Scrabble value of A1E1R1I1A1L1

The value of this 6-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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