Meaning of AERIAL in English

AERIAL

/ ˈeəriəl; NAmE ˈer-/ noun , adjective

■ noun

( BrE ) (also an·tenna NAmE , BrE ) a piece of equipment made of wire or long straight pieces of metal for receiving or sending radio and television signals

—picture at hatchback , house

■ adjective

1.

from a plane :

aerial attacks / bombardment / photography

an aerial view of Palm Island

2.

in the air; existing above the ground :

The banyan tree has aerial roots.

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WORD ORIGIN

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

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