Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun aerial

2 senses of aerial

Sense 1
forward pass, aerial -- (a pass to a receiver downfield from the passer)
       => pass, passing play, passing game, passing -- ((American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate; "the coach sent in a passing play on third and long")

Sense 2
antenna, aerial, transmitting aerial -- (an electrical device that sends or receives radio or television signals)
       => electrical device -- (a device that produces or is powered by electricity)

Antonyms of adj aerial

1 of 2 senses of aerial

Sense 2
aeriform, aerial, airy, aery, ethereal -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA insubstantial) -> substantial, real, material -- (having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary; "the substantial world"; "a mere dream, neither substantial nor practical"; "most ponderous and substantial things"- Shakespeare)

Similarity of adj aerial

2 senses of aerial

Sense 1
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")
       => free-flying -- (able to fly through the air (as a bird); "three chicks were raised to the free-flying stage")

Sense 2
aeriform, aerial, airy, aery, ethereal -- (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")
       => insubstantial (vs. substantial), unsubstantial, unreal -- (lacking material form or substance; unreal; "as insubstantial as a dream"; "an insubstantial mirage on the horizon")

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