ether ether  /ˈi θər/


  1. (n) the fifth and highest element after air and earth and fire and water; was believed to be the substance composing all heavenly bodies
  2. (n) any of a class of organic compounds that have two hydrocarbon groups linked by an oxygen atom
  3. (n) a medium that was once supposed to fill all space and to support the propagation of electromagnetic waves
  4. (n) a colorless volatile highly inflammable liquid formerly used as an inhalation anesthetic


  1. Soon, however, discrepancies with the idea of an all-pervading ether began to appear.
  2. The old scientific concept of the ether an all-pervading medium which transmits light and gravitational forceis a nine-lived cat.
  3. The 77th Anniversary of the first public demonstration of the use of ether ansthesia in surgery was celebrated at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.


  1. Mower accident on Interstate 73 sends one to the hospital

    ETHER — A Mt. Gilead-area man is in the hospital after the mower he was using on Interstate 73 near the Ether exit was struck from behind by the driver of a tractor-trailer rig. Calvin Little Jr., 63, of 141 Deaton Cemetery Road, Mt. Gilead, is a contract mower for the N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT). According to a report filed by N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper G.W. Beaman, Little was ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Asheboro Courier-Tribune

  2. Top News

    Mack Trucks will begin production of dimethyl ether (DME)-powered MACK Pinnacle Axle Back models in 2015. DME is a non-toxic, clean-burning alternative fuel that offers many environmental and societal benefits -- including that it can be made from multiple sustainable feedstocks.
    on June 21, 2013     Source:

  3. Research and Markets: Methyl t-Butyl Ether (MTBE) - Chemical Synopsis Report

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Methyl t-Butyl Ether - Chemical Synopsis Report" re
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "We try to elicit enthusiasms," Atlas explains. "I sent out these missives to writers I admire, sometimes into the Internet ether and sometimes by actual post. I sent some letters to Bill Bryson and sort of forgot about it until a few months...
    on Mar 1, 2008 By: James Atlas Source: FOXNews

  2. "My prediction to you is that ether before we lose a city, or if we are truly stupid, after we lose a city, we will adopt rules of engagement that use every technology we can find to break up their capacity to use the internet, to break up their...
    on Nov 29, 2006 By: Newt Gingrich Source: KSBW

  3. "Really, it comes from the ethos, from the ether. It's natural. It's a way of nature, of course, success breed opportunities," Ford said, adding, "also we don't stay as closely in contact as have in the last year, that's part of it."
    on Oct 3, 2008 By: Harrison Ford Source: IGN

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