[ih-theer-ee-uh l] /ɪˈθɪər i əl/
light, airy, or tenuous:
an ethereal world created through the poetic imagination.
extremely delicate or refined:
heavenly or celestial:
gone to his ethereal home.
of or relating to the upper regions of space.
Chemistry. pertaining to, containing, or resembling .
extremely delicate or refined; exquisite
almost as light as air; impalpable; airy
celestial or spiritual
of, containing, or dissolved in an ether, esp diethyl ether: an ethereal solution
of or relating to the ether
1510s, “of the highest regions of the atmosphere,” from ether + -al (1); extended sense of “light, airy” is from 1590s. Meaning “spiritlike, immaterial” is from 1640s. Related: Ethereally.
ethereal e·the·re·al (ĭ-thēr’ē-əl)
e·the’re·al’i·ty (-āl’ĭ-tē) or e·the’re·al·ness n.
- Ethereal oil
ethereal oil n. See volatile oil.
[eth-er-ij, eth-rij] /ˈɛθ ər ɪdʒ, ˈɛθ rɪdʒ/ noun 1. Sir George, 1635?–91, English dramatist. /ˈɛθərɪdʒ/ noun 1. Sir George. ?1635–?92, English Restoration dramatist; author of the comedies The Comical Revenge (1664), She would if she could (1668), and The Man of Mode (1676)
Multi-protocol Ethernet gateway made by LRT. See Computer Systems, October 1985.
[ee-ther] /ˈi θər/ noun 1. Also called diethyl ether, diethyl oxide, ethyl ether, ethyl oxide, sulfuric ether. Chemistry, Pharmacology. a colorless, highly volatile, flammable liquid, C 4 H 10 O, having an aromatic odor and sweet, burning taste, derived from ethyl alcohol by the action of sulfuric acid: used as a solvent and, formerly, as […]