HyperDic: ether

English > 4 senses of the word ether:
NOUNsubstanceether, quintessencethe fifth and highest element after air and earth and fire and water
substanceetherany of a class of organic compounds that have two hydrocarbon groups linked by an oxygen atom
communicationether, aethera medium that was once supposed to fill all space and to support the propagation of electromagnetic waves
artifactether, ethoxyethane, divinyl ether, vinyl ether, diethyl ether, ethyl ethera colorless volatile highly inflammable liquid / liquid formerly used as an inhalation anesthetic
ether > pronunciation
Soundsiy'ther
RhymesArthur ... panther: 7 rhymes with ther...
English > ether: 4 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningThe fifth and highest element after air and earth and fire and water; was believed to be the substance composing all heavenly bodies.
Synonymquintessence
BroaderelementOne of four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the physical universe
Usage ofarchaism, archaicismThe use of an archaic expression
Spanishéter
Catalanèter
Adjectivesetherealof heaven or the spirit
English > ether: 4 senses > noun 2, substance
MeaningAny of a class of organic compounds that have two hydrocarbon groups linked by an oxygen atom.
Broaderorganic compoundAny compound of carbon and another element or a radical
Spanishéter
Catalaneter, éter
Adjectivesetherealof or containing or dissolved in ether
English > ether: 4 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningA medium that was once supposed to fill all space and to support the propagation of electromagnetic waves.
Synonymaether
BroadermediumAn intervening substance through which signals can travel as a means for communication
Spanishéter
Catalanèter
English > ether: 4 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA colorless volatile highly inflammable liquid / liquid formerly used as an inhalation anesthetic.
Synonymsethoxyethane, divinyl ether, vinyl ether, diethyl ether, ethyl ether
Narrowerenflurane, EthraneA nonflammable liquid / liquid (trade name Ethrane) used as an inhalation general anesthetic
Broaderinhalation anesthetic, inhalation anaesthetic, inhalation general anesthetic, inhalation general anaestheticA gas that produces general anesthesia when inhaled
Spanishdietiléter, éter etílico, éter
Catalandietilèter, èter
Adjectivesetherealof or containing or dissolved in ether
Verbsetherifychange into an ether
etherizeanesthetize with ether

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