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 for aerial
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  aerial \aerial\, Aerial \A*["e]"ri*al\, a. [L. a["e]rius. See
     1. 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, a["e]rial regions or currents;
        the a["e]rial maneuvers of a fighter plane. "A["e]rial
        spirits." --Milton. "A["e]rial voyages." --Darwin.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Consisting of air; resembling, or partaking of the nature
        of air. Hence: Unsubstantial; unreal.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. Rising aloft in air; high; lofty; as, a["e]rial spires.
        [1913 Webster]
     4. Growing, forming, living, or existing in the air, as
        opposed to growing or existing in earth or water, or
        underground; as, a["e]rial rootlets, a["e]rial plants; the
        aerial roots of a philodendron. --Gray.
        [1913 Webster]
     5. Light as air; ethereal.
        [1913 Webster]
     6. operating or operated overhead especially on elevated
        cables. aerial conveyers for transporting raw materials
        [WordNet 1.5]
     7. operating or moving in the air. an aerial cable car;
        aerial combat
        [WordNet 1.5]
     Aerial acid, carbonic acid. [Obs.] --Ure.
     Aerial perspective. See Perspective.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  aerial \aerial\ n.
     1. (Football) a pass to a receiver downfield from the passer.
     Syn: forward pass
          [WordNet 1.5]
     2. a metallic wire, rod, or combination of rods connected to
        an electronic device, designed to send or receive radio or
        television signals.
     Syn: antenna
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: 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"
      2: characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as
         impalpable or intangible as air; "figures light and aeriform
         come unlooked for and melt away"- Thomas Carlyle; "aerial
         fancies"; "an airy apparition"; "physical rather than
         ethereal forms" [syn: aeriform, aerial, airy, aery,
      n 1: a pass to a receiver downfield from the passer [syn:
           forward pass, aerial]
      2: an electrical device that sends or receives radio or
         television signals [syn: antenna, aerial, transmitting

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  108 Moby Thesaurus words for "aerial":
     Olympian, aerials, aeriform, aerodynamic, aerophysical, aerospace,
     aerostatic, aerotechnical, aery, air-built, air-conscious,
     air-minded, air-wise, airish, airlike, airsick, airworthy, airy,
     alfresco, altitudinous, ascending, aspiring, atmospheric,
     aviational, breezy, chimeric, cloud-born, cloud-built, cloud-woven,
     colossal, directional antenna, dish, dominating, doublet, elevated,
     eminent, ethereal, exalted, exposed, fuming, fumy, gaseous,
     gasified, gasiform, gaslike, gassy, haughty, high, high-pitched,
     high-reaching, high-set, high-up, immaterial, impalpable,
     imperceptible, imponderable, incorporeal, light, lofty, mast,
     mephitic, miasmal, miasmatic, miasmic, monumental, mounting,
     open-air, outtopping, overlooking, overtopping, oxyacetylene,
     oxygenous, ozonic, phantasmal, pneumatic, prominent, reeking,
     reeky, reflector, rhombic antenna, roomy, skyscraping, smoking,
     smoky, soaring, spiring, steaming, steamy, steep, sublime,
     superlative, supernal, topless, toplofty, topping, tower, towering,
     towery, transmitting antenna, tropospheric, uplifted, upreared,
     vaporing, vaporish, vaporlike, vaporous, vapory, wave antenna

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