Lexicon: estimable – ether

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estimable, adj. [see esteem, v. + estimate, v.] (webplay: taken, two).

Valuable; worthy; deserving; capable of merit.

estimate (-s), n. [see estimate, v.] (webplay: comparative, friend, known, land, men).

Computation; rating; reputation; educated guess; probable outcome; judgement without ascertainment.

estimate (-s, -ing), v. [L.] (webplay: different, distance, friend, known, loss, thing).

Approximate; gauge; assess; calculate; guess; forecast; value; appreciate; inspect; judge; take account of.

estrange (-d), v. [past participle form for passive voice; see strange, adj.] (webplay: cease, know).

  1. Kept at a distance.
  2. Lost; withdrawn.
  3. Withheld from; unfamiliar with; foreign to.
  4. Separated; alienated; removed; bereft; severed; detached.

estranging, verbal adj. [see strange, adj.]

Distant; reserved; unusual; foreign.

etching (-s), n. [Du. etsen to cause to eat or be eaten.] (webplay: places).

Engraving; impressions; markings; writings; [fig.] memories.

eternal, adj. [OFr < L. ævum, age.]

  1. Infinite; constant; endless; unchanging; [kenning “the Eternal Rule”] Deity; God; the Supreme Being; the King of Heaven.
  2. Everlasting; lasting; enduring; without beginning or end.
  3. Forever; without end of existence; continuing before and after life.
  4. Static; stationary; firm; steadfast; immoveable; immutable.

eternally, adv. [see eternal, adj.]

Ceaselessly; constantly; forever; without end; continuing throughout existence.

eternity (eternities, -'s), n. [see eternal, adj.]

  1. Life after death; [fig.] the Promised Land; (see Isaiah 57:15).
  2. Heaven; paradise; infinite space; endless expanse of the sky; [word play on “East of Eden] Paradise; the Garden of Eden; a new heaven and a new earth.
  3. Everlasting life; continuous existence.
  4. Realms of faith; unseen dimensions of love.
  5. Eternal life; era of never-ending love.
  6. Infinity; living forever.
  7. Endless grief; seemingly relentless sorrow; the depths of despair.
  8. Charity; perfection; purity of heart; holiness to the Lord; all-encompassing covenant relationship of respect, devotion, and affection; [fig.] poetry; philology; [metaphor] the Beloved; You; Thou.
  9. Perfect love; complete fulfillment; covenant union; spiritual consummation of which human marriage is symbolic; [fig.] entrance into the presence of God.
  10. Immortality; never-ending life; state of being that transcends mortal life and death.
  11. Constant activity; endless business; [fig.] monotony; droning existence.
  12. Resurrection; restoration of the soul to its divine potential; reunion of the mortal body and the immortal spirit.
  13. Pre-existence; pre-mortal life; incomprehensible state of the soul before birth.
  14. Deity; God; the Divine Being; the Savior who liberates mortals from evil and death.
  15. Endless perspective; never-ending future; infinite progression; dimension beyond time and space; view of worlds within worlds and universes within universes.
  16. Very long time; seemingly endless duration.
  17. Creation; cosmos; [fig.] Dasein; intelligence, truth, light, being, and love.
  18. Sanctification; consecration; blessedness; baptism; confirmation; divine investiture; endowment as a child of God; anointing as an heir in the Kingdom of God; [fig.] the windows of heaven.
  19. Timelessness; all-encompassing time; period before birth, during life, and after death; [fig.] ocean upon ocean of reality.

ether, adj. [see ether, n.] (webplay: God, shine).

  1. Watery; humid; moist; [fig.] spiritual; immortal; infinite; eternal; endless; everlasting; heavenly; celestial; otherworldly; beyond mortality; outside the earth.
  2. Atmospheric; of air; of sky; of clouds.
  3. Light; soft; fragile; airy; feathery; gauzy; delicate; dainty; exquisite; gossamer.