Definition of aerial


  • existing or living or growing or operating in the air; "aerial roots of a philodendron", "aerial particles", "small aerial creatures such as butterflies", "aerial warfare", "aerial photography", "aerial cable cars".
  • characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air; - Thomas Carlyle; "figures light and aeriform come unlooked for and melt away", "aerial fancies", "an airy apparition", "physical rather than ethereal forms". Synonyms: aeriform, aery, airy, ethereal.


  • a pass to a receiver downfield from the passer. Synonyms: forward pass.
  • an electrical device that sends or receives radio or television signals. Synonyms: antenna, transmitting aerial.

Related words

dipole, flare.

Words nearby aerial

aecial, atrial, ferial, serial.

Rhymes with aerial

actuarial, burial, malarial, secretarial.

Start with aerial

aerialists, aerials, aerialist, aerially.

End with aerial


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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • aerial is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 6 points
  • aerial is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 6 points
  • aerial is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 7 points
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