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ether Explained

ether at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['i:θə]

ether at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1398, from L. ?ither "the upper pure, bright air," from Gk. aither "upper air," from aithein "to burn, shine," from I.E. base *aidh- "to burn" (cf. Skt. inddhe "burst into flames," O.Ir. aed "fire," L. aedes, see edify). In ancient cosmology, the element that filled all space beyond the sphere of the moon, constituting the substance of the stars and planets. Conceived of as a purer form of fire or air, or as a fifth element. From 17c.-19c., it was the scientific word for an assumed "frame of reference" for forces in the universe, perhaps without material properties. The concept was shaken by the Michelson-Morley experiment (1887) and discarded after the Theory of Relativity won acceptance, but before it went it gave rise to the colloquial use of ether for "the radio" (1899). The name also was bestowed 1757 on a volatile chemical compound for its lightness and lack of color (its anesthetic properties weren't fully established until 1842). ///

ether at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Latin; Origin: aether, from Greek aither, from aithein 'to catch fire']//
1 [U] a clear liquid used in the past as an anaesthetic to make people sleep before an operation:
2 the ether: a) the space through which radio waves or computer signals travel// --voices coming through the ether// b) also aether BrE literary the upper part of the sky//

ether at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Any of a class of organic compounds whose molecular structure has an oxygen atom interposed between two carbon atoms, with the general chemical formula R1OR2. Ethers resemble alcohols but generally are less dense, less soluble in water, more volatile, and more inert. They are used in chemical processing, for extraction and separation of chemicals, and as solvents. Some are used as insecticides and soil fumigants. They are also used in medicine and pharmacology. Codeine is the methyl ether of morphine. "Ether" often refers to ethyl ether (C2H5OC2H5), best known as an anesthetic but also used as a solvent, an extractant, and a reaction medium.

Ether at English => English (hitchcock) Of Explained:

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ether at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

91 Moby Thesaurus words for "ether":
Caelus, Dry Ice, Freon, Olympian heights, Pentothal, acme,
aerial heights, air, airy nothing, ammonia, apex, azure, blue sky,
bubble, caelum, canopy, canopy of heaven, carbon dioxide, cerulean,
chaff, chip, chloroform, cobweb, cocaine, coolant, cope, cork,
dizzy heights, down, dust, elevation, eminence, empyrean,
ethyl chloride, ethylene, fairy, feather, firmament, flue, fluff,
foam, freezing mixture, froth, fuzz, gas, gossamer, heaven,
heavens, height, heights, hyaline, ice, ice cubes, illusion, lift,
lifts, liquid air, liquid helium, liquid oxygen, menthol, mist,
mote, nitrous oxide, ozone, phantom, raise, refrigerant, rise,
rising ground, shadow, sky, smoke, spirit, sponge, spume,
starry heaven, steep, stratosphere, straw, the blue,
the blue serene, thin air, thistledown, uprise, vantage ground,
vantage point, vapor, vault, vault of heaven, welkin, zenith

ether at Croatian => English Of Explained:

Ether

Ether

ether at Dutch => English Of Explained:

ether [etər]
ether

ether at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Rarity): rarity, tenuity, subtlety, sponginess, compressibility, rarefaction, expansion, dilatation, inflation, vaporization, evaporation, diffusion, ether, gas.

[N] (Gas): gas, vaporousness, volatility, air, vapor, ether, steam, essence.

[ADJ] (Gas): gaseous, ethereal, aerial, airy, vaporous, volatile, flatulent.

ether at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun [U]
1 a colourless liquid made from alcohol, used in industry as a SOLVENT and, in the past, in medicine to make people unconscious before an operation
2 (the ether) (old use or literary) the upper part of the sky:
Her words disappeared into the ether.
3 (the ether) the air, when it is thought of as the air in which radio or electronic communication takes place

ether at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun [U]
1 a colourless liquid made from alcohol, used in industry as a SOLVENT and, in the past, in medicine to make people unconscious before an operation
2 (the ether) (old use or literary) the upper part of the sky:
Her words disappeared into the ether.
3 (the ether) the air, when it is thought of as the air in which radio or electronic communication takes place

Ether at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Ether \E"ther\, n. [L. aether, Gr. ?, fr. ? to light up, kindle,
burn, blaze; akin to Skr. idh, indh, and prob. to E. idle:
cf. F. ['e]ther.] [Written also {[ae]ther}.]
1. (Physics) A medium of great elasticity and extreme
tenuity, supposed to pervade all space, the interior of
solid bodies not excepted, and to be the medium of
transmission of light and heat; hence often called
{luminiferous ether}.

ether at English => English (Computer) Of Explained:

ETHER

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ether at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

ether
n 1: a colorless volatile highly inflammable liquid formerly used
as an inhalation anesthetic [syn: {ethoxyethane}, {divinyl
ether}, {vinyl ether}, {diethyl ether}, {ethyl ether}]
2: the fifth and highest element after air and earth and fire
and water; was believed to be the substance composing all
heavenly bodies [syn: {quintessence}]
3: any of a class of organic compounds that have two
hydrocarbon groups linked by an oxygen atom
4: a medium that was once supposed to fill all space and to
support the propagation of electromagnetic waves [syn: {aether}]

ether at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Ether

English

Inter: wikipedi » a

Alternative forms

* aether Inter: qualifier » British spelling, obsolete in chemistry
  • æther Inter: qualifier » dated British spelling
  • aethyr, ethyr Inter: qualifier » archaic spellings

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈiːθə/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ˈiː.θɚ/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-ether.ogg|Audio (US)

  • : Inter: rhymes » iːθə(r)

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » aether||the upper pure, bright air|lang=la, from Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » sc=polytonic|αἰθήρ|tr=aithēr||upper air|lang=grc, from Inter: term » sc=polytonic|αἴθω|tr=aithō||I burn, shine|lang=grc.

    Noun

    Inter: en-noun » s|-
  • Inter: organic compound » countable A compound containing an oxygen atom bonded to two hydrocarbon groups.
    1. Inter: organic compound » uncountable Diethyl ether (C4H10O), a compound used as an early anaesthetic.
    2. Inter: context » ancient philosophy|and|alchemy|uncountable A classical physical element, considered as prevalent in the heavens and inaccessible to humans. In some versions of alchemy, this was the fifth element in addition to air, earth, fire and water.
    3. Inter: archaic » physics|uncountable A substance (aether) once thought to fill all space that allowed electromagnetic waves to pass through it and interact with matter, without exerting any resistance to matter or energy (disproved by Einstein in his Theory of Relativity).
    4. Inter: poetic » _|or|_|literary The sky or heavens; the upper air.

      Quotations

      * Inter: seeCite » s

      Derived terms

      * crown ether

  • lariat ether
  • petroleum ether
  • pyroacetic ether
  • sulfur ether, sulphur ether

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » organic chemistry: a compound containing an oxygen atom bonded to two hydrocarbon groups
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|етер|m|sc=Cyrl
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|醚|tr=mí|sc=Hani
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|eetteri
  • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|éter|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Äther|m, Inter: t+ » de|Ether|m
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αιθέρας|m|tr=aithéras
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|éter

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|ljósvaki|m
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|エーテル|tr=ēteru
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|eter|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|эфир|m|tr=efír
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|adhar fìnealta|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|eter|c
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|eter


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » organic chemistry: diethyl ether, C4H10O
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|乙醚|tr=yǐmí|sc=Hani
    • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|éter|m
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|éter


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|eter
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|eter|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|эфир|m|tr=efír

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » the fifth classic physical element
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|етер|m|sc=Cyrl
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: zh-ts » 空靈|空灵 (kōnglíng)
    • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|éter|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Äther|m, Inter: t+ » de|Ether|m
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αιθέρας|m|tr=aithéras
    • : Ancient: Inter: tø » grc|αἰθήρ|m|tr=aithēr|sc=polytonic
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|éter
    • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|ljósvaki|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|エーテル|tr=ēteru
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|eter|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|эфир|m|tr=efír
  • Sanskrit: Inter: t- » sa|आकाश|m|tr=ākāśa|sc=Deva
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|adhar fìnealta|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|eter|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » archaic: space filling substance
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|етер|m|sc=Cyrl
    • Chinese:
    • : Inter: ttbc » cmn: Inter: t » cmn|以太|sc=Hani
    • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|éter|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Äther|m
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αιθέρας|m|tr=aithéras
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|éter
    • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|ljósvaki|m
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|エーテル|tr=ēteru, Inter: t- » ja|イーサー|tr=īsā


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|eter|m
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|éter|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|эфир|m|tr=efír
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|adhar fìnealta|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|éter|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|eter|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » poetic and literary: the sky or heavens; the upper air
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|ефир|m|sc=Cyrl
    • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|éter|m
    • Greek:
    • : Ancient: Inter: tø » grc|αἰθήρ|m|tr=aithēr|sc=polytonic


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|éter
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|éter|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Anagrams

    * Reeth, theer, there, three

    Dutch

    Noun

    Inter: nl-noun » m|ethers
  • Inter: context » broadcasting|lang=nl air, broadcasting
    1. : De televisieaanbieder gaat digitale televisie via de ether uitzenden. The television provider is going to broadcast digital television over the air.
    2. ether

      Derived terms

      * etherisch

      Anagrams

      * heter


    Translation: ar » ether
    Translation: et » ether
    Translation: eo » ether
    Translation: fa » ether
    Translation: fr » ether
    Translation: ko » ether
    Translation: io » ether
    Translation: it » ether
    Translation: kn » ether
    Translation: hu » ether
    Translation: ml » ether
    Translation: my » ether
    Translation: nl » ether
    Translation: pl » ether
    Translation: ru » ether
    Translation: fi » ether
    Translation: ta » ether
    Translation: te » ether
    Translation: tr » ether
    Translation: vi » ether
    Translation: zh » ether

  • Ether at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » ether

    English

    Inter: wikipedia » Ether (Book of Mormon)

    Proper noun

    Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • Inter: Mormonis » m The ancient American prophet of Mormon theology who wrote the Book of Ether in the Book of Mormon.

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » ancient American prophet of Mormon theology
    • Russian: Эфир {{m}}


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: Éter {{m}}

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Anagrams

    * Reeth, theer, there, three

    German

    Alternative forms

    * Äther

    Noun

    Ether {{m}}
  • ether

  • Category: Category:German nouns -
    Translation: de » Ether
    Translation: gl » Ether
    Translation: ko » Ether
    Translation: ru » Ether
    Translation: zh » Ether

    éther at English (WD) Of Explained:

    ==French==

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » la|fr Inter: term » aether|aethēr|upper air, ether|lang=la, from Inter: etyl » grc|fr Inter: term » αἰθήρ||air; ether|lang=grc|tr=aithēr|sc=polytonic.

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: audio » Fr-Paris--éther.ogg|Audio (Paris)

    Noun

    Inter: fr-noun » m|sort=ether
  • ether

    Derived terms

    * éthérifier
    • éthériser

      Anagrams

      * hêtre


    Translation: fr » éther
    Translation: ko » éther
    Translation: io » éther
    Translation: fi » éther
    Translation: vi » éther