Adjective "aerial" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Existing, happening, or operating in the air.
  1. 'an intrepid aerial adventurer'
  2. 'The winners were especially to the fore in the aerial battles where they dominated a physically weaker Kerry outfit.'
  3. 'They are refillable during aerial refuel operations.'
  4. 'The guard outside turned his head to look at the aerial battle as he finished up.'
  5. 'Europeans have a vast network of aerial tramways, ski lifts, and public transportation.'
  6. 'And you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind.'
  7. 'He has been spotted in the aerial battles and has caused a few of our kin to drop from the skies.'
  8. 'He stared, wide eyed, as the flames floated down to the planet below the aerial battle.'
  9. 'One such area is operating and maintaining unmanned aerial vehicles.'
  10. 'One especially valuable contribution of the book is its analysis of numerous small aerial battles.'
  11. 'Most of the Barbarians had stopped their fighting, and now watched the aerial battle.'
  12. 'aerial photography'
  13. 'Some European countries still do not allow aerial photography by civilians.'
  14. 'He evolved into a remarkably well-rounded explorer - a pioneer of geography and aerial photography.'
  15. 'Prominent among these were U - 2 reconnaissance aircraft, which began taking aerial photography of Cuban territory.'
  16. 'Then, we have much more public things that happen, like the aerial shooting of wolves in Alaska.'
  17. 'Both aircraft were utilised for aerial reconnaissance, and flew more than 100 hours.'
  18. 'The aircraft was used for aerial mapping.'
  19. 'It's been 10 days since that massive aerial bombardment.'
  20. 'Instead, its primary mission was to protect Red Army operations from aerial attacks by the enemy.'
  21. 'The research could also be used in traffic monitoring, aerial photography and detecting hazardous substances.'
  22. 'A helicopter was dispatched to carry out an aerial assessment of the rural situation.'
  23. 'All primary aerial surfaces of plants are covered by a cuticle.'
  24. 'Simple trichomes are present on aerial surfaces of most angiosperms and on some gymnosperms and bryophytes.'
  25. 'Most of these studies have focused mainly on targeting genes in the aerial parts of the plant.'
  26. 'It also has a tiny beak with a large gape which help the bird catch its aerial prey.'
  27. 'Analyses of the energetic costs of flight have identified optimal strategies for aerial bats, birds, and insects.'
  28. 'Swifts are the most rapid fliers known among living creatures and the most aerial of birds…'
  29. 'Tests are under way to determine the safety and effectiveness of aerial applications.'
  30. 'Air conditioner filters help preserve the walls and fixtures by removing dust and other aerial particles.'


A rod, wire, or other structure by which signals are transmitted or received as part of a radio or television transmission or receiving system.
  1. 'Vandals also ripped a television aerial off the roof.'
  2. 'Immediately below the vision aerial is the aerial for the accompanying sound transmissions.'
A type of freestyle skiing in which the skier jumps from a ramp and carries out manoeuvres in the air.
  1. 'Also impressive in these Olympics was a double win for Canadians in the aerials.'
  2. 'In one smooth motion he then aerials to a lower landing, then hurdles onto another.'


1. of, in, or produced by the air: aerial currents.

2. inhabiting or frequenting the air: aerial creatures.

3. operating on a track or cable elevated above the ground: an aerial ski lift up the mountainside.

4. reaching far into the air; high; lofty: aerial spires.

5. partaking of the nature of air; airy.

6. unsubstantial; visionary: aerial fancies.

7. having a light and graceful beauty; ethereal: aerial music.

8. Biology. growing in the air, as the adventitio

More examples(as adjective)

"photographs can be aerial."

"photographies can be aerial."

"bombardments can be aerial."

"sprayings can be aerial."

"surveys can be aerial."

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Late 16th century (in the sense ‘thin as air, imaginary’): via Latin aerius from Greek aerios (from aēr ‘air’) + -al.