aerial (n.)

  1. a pass to a receiver downfield from the passer

    [ Syn: forward pass ]

  2. an electrical device that sends or receives radio or television signals

    [ Syn: antenna , transmitting aerial ]

    aerial (adj.)

  1. 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 , airy , aery , ethereal ]

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