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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.