Aerial

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since 1880
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective
Senses
  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." Aërialspirits."Milton." Aërialvoyages."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.
  6. operating or operated overhead especially on elevated cables. aerial conveyers for transporting raw materials
  7. operating or moving in the air.an aerial cable car aerial combat

Etymology: L. aërius. See Air

noun aerial
Senses
  1. [Football] a pass to a receiver downfield from the passer.
    synonyms: forward pass
  2. a metallic wire, rod, or combination of rods connected to an electronic device, designed to send or receive radio or television signals.
    synonyms: antenna
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A pass to a receiver downfield from the passer
  2. An electrical device that sends or receives radio or television signals
  3. Characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air ("aerial fancies")
  4. 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", and "aerial cable cars")
Wiktionary

From Latin āerius, from Ancient Greek ἀέριος (aérios), from ἀήρ (aḗr, “air”).

  1. (chiefly Britain) A rod, wire, or other structure for receiving or transmitting radio, television signals etc.
  2. A move, as in dancing or skateboarding, involving one or both feet leaving the ground.
  3. (photography) Aerial photography.

Notable Persons Named Aerial

Aerial Manx is a performance artist. Aerial was given the name James Loughron on March 18th, 1986.

Popularity:

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1981 6 6 0
1982 29 29 0
1983 28 28 0
1984 33 33 0
1985 29 29 0
1986 32 32 0
1987 38 38 0
1988 57 57 0
1989 56 56 0
1990 84 84 0
1991 138 132 6
1992 99 99 0
1993 70 70 0
1994 85 85 0
1995 82 82 0
1996 89 89 0
1997 79 79 0
1998 78 78 0
1999 73 73 0
2000 61 61 0
2001 54 54 0
2002 51 51 0
2003 50 50 0
2004 36 36 0
2005 44 44 0
2006 52 52 0
2007 37 37 0
2008 40 40 0
2009 31 31 0
2010 30 30 0
2011 26 26 0
2012 33 33 0
2013 37 37 0
2014 48 48 0
2015 36 36 0
2016 19 19 0
2017 17 17 0

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Popularity of Aerial as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Aerial

  • How Popular is the name Aerial? Aerial is the 7,038th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Aerial have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,887 babies born with the first name Aerial in the United States. That's more than enough people named Aerial to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Aerial? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1981 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Aerial first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Aerial is Monday, July 24th, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Aerial born? The highest recorded use of the first name Aerial was in 1991 with a total of 132 babies.
  • Random Aerial Factoid: According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Aerial is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2002.
  • Weird things about the name Aerial: Your name in reverse order is Lairea. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Alarei. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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