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Definition of Ether

Ether

  1. 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.
  2. Supposed matter above the air; the air itself.
  3. A light, volatile, mobile, inflammable liquid, (C2H5)2O, of a characteristic aromatic odor, obtained by the distillation of alcohol with sulphuric acid, and hence called also sulphuric ether. It is powerful solvent of fats, resins, and pyroxylin, but finds its chief use as an anaesthetic. Called also ethyl oxide.
  4. Any similar oxide of hydrocarbon radicals; as, amyl ether; valeric ether.

Ether Quotations

There is nothing more helpless and irresponsible than a man in the depths of an ether binge.
Hunter S. Thompson

I am convinced that there are universal currents of Divine Thought vibrating the ether everywhere and that any who can feel these vibrations is inspired.
Richard Wagner

Regular panelists on shows can be terrifying. They own that space, and many guest comics suspect they are favoured in the edit, while their own hilarious jokes end up being ejected into the ether.
Jo Brand

I think we all choose our style from the ether and whatever is out there.
David Duchovny

People think I'm some kind of prophet, but I'm not someone who gets my information from the ether. I've been given the coordinates about how things work.
David Icke
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Ether Translations

ether in Latin is aer, aeris
ether in Swedish is eter

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