Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: ether
IPA transcription: ['iθɚ]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: ether, ethoxyethane, divinyl_ether, vinyl_ether, diethyl_ether, ethyl_ether
    Meaning: a colorless volatile highly inflammable liquid formerly used as an inhalation anesthetic
  • Synonyms: ether, aether
    Meaning: a medium that was once supposed to fill all space and to support the propagation of electromagnetic waves
  • Synonyms: ether
    Meaning: any of a class of organic compounds that have two hydrocarbon groups linked by an oxygen atom
  • Synonyms: quintessence, ether
    Meaning: the fifth and highest element after air and earth and fire and water; was believed to be the substance composing all heavenly bodies
Usage examples
  • Then, for the last time, I saw the earth--an enduring globule of radiant blue, swimming in an eternity of ether.
  • Chloroform, nitrous oxide gas, and ether had been placed at the service of the physician in saving life, and the revolver, guncotton, and nitroglycerine added to the agencies for slaughter.
  • Ordinary phosphorus is soluble in oil, alcohol, ether, chloroform, and carbon disulphide; insoluble in water. It is much used in rat poisons, made into a paste with flour, sugar, fat, and Prussian blue.
  • I put about the quantity of half a nut-shell full of ether, inclosed in a glass tube, through a body of quicksilver, into an ounce measure of common air, confined by quicksilver; upon which it presently began to expand, till it occupied the space of two ounce measures.
  • The time-worn stone, at a little distance delicate as lacework, is transformed at different hours of the day into shifting shades of colour, varying from grey to purple: the massiveness of the great nave and transepts contrasts impressively with the gradual tapering of the spire, rising so high above turret and clerestory that it at last becomes a mere line against the ether.