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



    BrE BrE//ˈeəriəl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈeriəl//
    Plane travel
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  1. 1from a plane aerial attacks/bombardment/photography an aerial view of Palm Island Not all patterns and marks seen on aerial photographs represent archaeological sites. See related entries: Plane travel
  2. 2in the air; existing above the ground The banyan tree has aerial roots. Bees have half a dozen aerial dances to indicate where to find nectar.
  3. 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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