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Ariel vs. Aerial

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Arielnoun

A variety of the gazelle (Antilope dorcas, or Gazella, dorcas), found in Arabia and adjacent countries.

Aerialadjective

Living or taking place in the air.

‘The seabirds put on an astonishing aerial display.’;

Arielnoun

In the Cabala, a water spirit; in later folklore, a light and graceful spirit of the air.

Aerialadjective

Made up of air or gas; gaseous.

Aerialadjective

Positioned high up; elevated.

‘The aerial photographs clearly showed the damage caused by the storm.’;

Aerialadjective

Ethereal, insubstantial; imaginary.

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Aerialadjective

Pertaining to the air or atmosphere; atmospheric.

Aerialadjective

(aviation) Pertaining to a vehicle which travels through the air; airborne; relating to or conducted by means of aircraft.

Aerialadjective

(botany) Above the ground

Aerialnoun

A rod, wire, or other structure for receiving or transmitting radio, television signals etc.

Aerialnoun

A move, as in dancing or skateboarding, involving one or both feet leaving the ground.

Aerialnoun

(photography) Aerial photography.

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Aerialadjective

Of or pertaining to the air, or atmosphere; inhabiting or frequenting the air; produced by or found in the air; performed in the air; as, aërial regions or currents; the aërial maneuvers of a fighter plane.

Aerialadjective

Consisting of air; resembling, or partaking of the nature of air. Hence: Unsubstantial; unreal.

Aerialadjective

Rising aloft in air; high; lofty; as, aërial spires.

Aerialadjective

Growing, forming, living, or existing in the air, as opposed to growing or existing in earth or water, or underground; as, aërial rootlets, aërial plants; the aerial roots of a philodendron.

Aerialadjective

Light as air; ethereal.

Aerialadjective

operating or operated overhead especially on elevated cables.

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Aerialadjective

operating or moving in the air.

Aerialnoun

a pass to a receiver downfield from the passer.

Aerialnoun

a metallic wire, rod, or combination of rods connected to an electronic device, designed to send or receive radio or television signals.

Aerialnoun

a pass to a receiver downfield from the passer

Aerialnoun

an electrical device that sends or receives radio or television signals

Aerialadjective

in or belonging to the air or operating (for or by means of aircraft or elevated cables) in the air;

‘aerial particles’; ‘small aerial creatures such as butterflies’; ‘aerial warfare’; ‘aerial photography’; ‘aerial cable cars’;

Aerialadjective

growing in air;

‘aerial roots of a philodendron’;

Aerialadjective

characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air;

‘figures light and aeriform come unlooked for and melt away’; ‘aerial fancies’; ‘an airy apparition’; ‘physical rather than ethereal forms’;

Aerialadjective

existing, happening, or operating in the air

‘an aerial battle’; ‘an intrepid aerial adventurer’;

Aerialadjective

coming or carried out from the air, especially using aircraft

‘aerial bombardment of civilian targets’; ‘aerial photography’;

Aerialadjective

(of a part of a plant) growing above ground

‘a huge banyan tree whose aerial roots hung back down to the ground’;

Aerialadjective

(of a bird) spending much of its time in flight

‘the more aerial and terrestrial birds are less dependent on a strictly aquatic habitat’;

Aerialadjective

of or in the atmosphere; atmospheric.

Aerialnoun

a rod, wire, or other structure by which signals are transmitted or received as part of a radio or television transmission or receiving system.

Aerialnoun

a type of freestyle skiing in which the skier jumps from a ramp and carries out manoeuvres in the air.

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