Definition of Amber

1. Noun. A deep yellow color. "He admired the gold of her hair"

Exact synonyms: Gold
Generic synonyms: Yellow, Yellowness
Derivative terms: Gold

2. Adjective. Of a medium to dark brownish yellow color.
Exact synonyms: Brownish-yellow, Yellow-brown
Similar to: Chromatic

3. Noun. A hard yellowish to brownish translucent fossil resin; used for jewelry.
Generic synonyms: Natural Resin

Definition of Amber

1. n. A yellowish translucent resin resembling copal, found as a fossil in alluvial soils, with beds of lignite, or on the seashore in many places. It takes a fine polish, and is used for pipe mouthpieces, beads, etc., and as a basis for a fine varnish. By friction, it becomes strongly electric.

2. a. Consisting of amber; made of amber.

3. v. t. To scent or flavor with ambergris; as, ambered wine.

Definition of Amber

1. Proper noun. (English female given name), popular in the 1980s and the 1990s. ¹

2. Proper noun. (surname dot=) of uncertain origin. ¹

3. Proper noun. (Hindi female given name) ¹

4. Proper noun. A ruined city in Rajasthan, India. ¹

5. Noun. A hard, generally yellow to brown translucent fossil resin, used for jewellery. One variety, blue amber, appears blue rather than yellow under direct sunlight. ¹

6. Noun. A brownish yellow colour. ¹

7. Noun. (British) The intermediate light in a set of three traffic lights, the illumination of which indicates that drivers should stop short of the intersection if it is safe to do so. ¹

8. Noun. (context: biology genetics biochemistry) The stop codon (nucleotide triplet) "UAG", or a mutant which has this stop codon at a premature place in its DNA sequence. ¹

9. Noun. (context: obsolete or historical) Ambergris, the waxy product of the sperm whale. ¹

10. Adjective. Of a brownish yellow colour, like that of most amber. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) To perfume or flavour with ambergris. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive) To preserve in amber. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Amber

1. a fossil resin [n -S]

Medical Definition of Amber

1. 1. A yellowish translucent resin resembling copal, found as a fossil in alluvial soils, with beds of lignite, or on the seashore in many places. It takes a fine polish, and is used for pipe mouthpieces, beads, etc, and as a basis for a fine varnish. By friction, it becomes strongly electric. 2. Amber colour, or anything amber-coloured; a clear light yellow; as, the amber of the sky. 3. Ambergris. "You that smell of amber at my charge." (Beau. & Fl) 4. The balsam, liquidambar. Black amber, and old and popular name for jet. Origin: OE. Aumbre, F. Ambre, Sp. Ambar, and with the Ar. Article, alambar, fr. Ar. 'anbar ambergris. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Amber

ambatch
ambatches
ambeer
ambeers
ambenonium
ambenonium chloride
amber-greece
amber-greese
amber alert
amber alerts
amber codon
amber fish
amber fluid
amber fluids
amber gambler
amber gamblers
amber greace
amber greece
amber light
amber lights

Literary usage of Amber

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"HR Göppert named the common amber-yielding pine of the Baltic forests ... It is improbable, however, that the production of amber was limited to a single ..."

2. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"annually from three times the amount of rough amber ; it is cut for ornaments ... Pressed amber fetches 41. to 5?. per kUo. The production and the trade in ..."

3. The Mineral Industry by Richard Pennefather Rothwell (1905)
"amber. The chief source of amber is along the Baltic coast of Germany, ... amber is also obtained from the bed of the sea by divers and by a steam dredging ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Its hardness is 2 to 2.5 nd specific gravity 1.05 to 1.1. Along the dores of the Baltic Sea, especially in East 'russia, mining for amber has ..."

5. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"becomes negatively electrified (from the ancient name electron, for amber, the word 'electricity ' is derived) ; and when rubbed vigorously it emits an ..."

6. Diversions of a Naturalist by Edwin Ray Lankester (1915)
"CHAPTER IX amber amber is not unfrequently picked up among the pebbles of the East Coast. I once picked up a piece on the beach at Felixstowe as big as a ..."

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