the ether

Definition of the ether

  1. :  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

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

    :  the upper regions of space :  heavens

    :  a medium that in the wave theory of light permeates all space and transmits transverse waves


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