Word of the Day: ethereal

ethe·re·al adjective \i-ˈthir-ē-əl\

: in heaven

: resembling heaven : seeming to belong to another world

: very delicate

Full Definition of ETHEREAL

1
a: of or relating to the regions beyond the earth

 

b: celestial, heavenly

 

c: unworldly, spiritual

2
a: lacking material substance : immaterial, intangible

 

b: marked by unusual delicacy or refinement <this smallest, most ethereal, and daintiest of birds — William Beebe>

 

c: suggesting the heavens or heaven

3
: relating to, containing, or resembling a chemical ether
ethe·re·al·i·ty\-ˌthir-ē-ˈa-lə-tē\noun
ethe·re·al·i·za·tion\-ē-ə-lə-ˈzā-shən\noun
ethe·re·al·ize\-ˈthir-ē-ə-ˌlīz\transitive verb
ethe·re·al·ly\-ē-ə-lē\adverb
ethe·re·al·ness noun

First Known Use of ETHEREAL

1513

Definition source: http://www.merriam-webster.com

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