Definition of aerial noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈeəriəl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈeriəl//
Radio technology
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(especially British English) (also antenna North American English, British English) a piece of equipment made of wire or long straight pieces of metal for receiving or sending radio and television signals a forest of television aerials on the roofs See related entries: Radio technology Word Originlate 16th cent. (in the sense ‘thin as air, imaginary’): via Latin aerius from Greek aerios (from aēr ‘air’) + -al.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: aerial

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