aerial, A·ë·ri·al a.
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, aërial regions or currents; the aërial maneuvers of a fighter plane. “Aërial spirits.” --Milton. “Aërial voyages.” --Darwin.
2. Consisting of air; resembling, or partaking of the nature of air. Hence: Unsubstantial; unreal.
3. Rising aloft in air; high; lofty; as, aërial spires.
4. 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.
5. Light as air; ethereal.
Aerial acid, carbonic acid. [Obs.] --Ure.
Aerial perspective. See Perspective.