the ether

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the ether

:the sky
  • The balloon disappeared into the ether.
  • plucked an answer out of the ether
used especially when describing electronic signals that travel through the air
  • broadcasting radio signals into the ether
  • sent a message over/through the ether

Word by Word Definitions

ether play
  1. : the rarefied element formerly believed to fill the upper regions of space

  2. : the upper regions of space : heavens

  3. : a light volatile flammable liquid C4H10O used chiefly as a solvent and especially formerly as an anesthetic


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