Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “aerial”

See all translations

aerial

noun [C] uk   /ˈeə.ri.əl/ us    /ˈer.i-/ ( also mainly US antenna)
a structure made of metal rods or wires that receives or sends out radio or television signals

aerial

adjective uk   /ˈeə.ri.əl/ us    /ˈer.i-/
in or from the air, especially from an aircraft: Meanwhile, the massive aerial bombardment/bombing of military targets continued unabated. aerial photography
Translations of “aerial”
in Korean 항공기에 의한…
in Arabic جَوّي…
in French antenne…
in Turkish anten, tv veya radyo alıcısı…
in Italian aereo…
in Chinese (Traditional) (無線電或電視的)天線…
in Russian антенна…
in Polish antena…
in Spanish antena…
in Portuguese aéreo…
in German die Antenne…
in Catalan aeri…
in Japanese 空中の, 飛行機からの…
in Chinese (Simplified) (无线电或电视的)天线…
(Definition of aerial from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of aerial?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “aerial”

Definitions of “aerial” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

glacial

made or left by a glacier

Word of the Day

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More