Definition of Amazon

1. Noun. A large strong and aggressive woman.

Exact synonyms: Virago
Generic synonyms: Adult Female, Woman

2. Noun. (Greek mythology) one of a nation of women warriors of Scythia (who burned off the right breast in order to use a bow and arrow more effectively).
Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Mythical Being

3. Noun. A major South American river; arises in the Andes and flows eastward into the South Atlantic; the world's 2nd longest river (4000 miles).
Exact synonyms: Amazon River
Group relationships: Brasil, Brazil, Federative Republic Of Brazil, Peru, Republic Of Peru
Generic synonyms: River

4. Noun. Mainly green tropical American parrots.
Generic synonyms: Parrot
Group relationships: Amazona, Genus Amazona

Definition of Amazon

1. n. One of a fabulous race of female warriors in Scythia; hence, a female warrior.

Definition of Amazon

1. Noun. (Greek mythology) a member of a mythical race of female warriors inhabiting the Black Sea area ¹

2. Noun. A female warrior. ¹

3. Noun. A tall, strong, or athletic woman. ¹

4. Proper noun. (rivers) A river of South America that flows through Brazil for about 4000 miles to the South Atlantic. ¹

5. Proper noun. A region including much of this river; specifically, the region of the Amazon Rainforest, or of the Amazon River Basin. ¹

6. Proper noun. (non-gloss definition Used attributively in compounds.) ¹

7. Noun. Any of the large parrots from the genus ''Amazona''. ¹

8. Noun. A tall, strong, athletic woman. ¹

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Definition of Amazon

1. a tall, powerful woman [n -S]

Medical Definition of Amazon

1. 1. One of a fabulous race of female warriors in Scythia; hence, a female warrior. 2. A tall, strong, masculine woman; a virago. 3. A name numerous species of South American parrots of the genus Chrysotis. Amazon ant, a species of ant (Polyergus rufescens), of Europe and America. They seize by conquest the larvae and nymphs other species and make slaves of them in their own nests. (11 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Amazon

amazon (current term)
amazon stone

Literary usage of Amazon

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1872)
"Geographical Positions in the Valley of the amazon. By T. HENRY ROCHELLE, ... Observers : Peruvian Hydrographie Commission of the amazon, I860. ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"In 1609 Robert Harcourt started a colony in Guiana, receiving four years later a grant of the country between the rivers amazon and ..."

3. The English Historical Review by Mandell Creighton, Justin Winsor, Samuel Rawson Gardiner, Reginald Lane Poole, John Goronwy Edwards (1903)
"The Dutch on the amazon and Negro in the Seventeenth Century PART I.—DUTCH TRADE ON THE amazon. DUTCH seamen first made acquaintance with the coast of ..."

4. The Popular Science Monthly (1891)
"I ONCE had an opportunity, while traveling upon the amazon, to observe some of the effects of a remarkable phenomenon which occurs at the northern mouth of ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"ANDES AND THE amazon, The, a volume of travels by James Orton (1870, enlarged ed. 1876). Under the auspices of the Smithsonian Institution, the author, ..."

6. The Journal of Geology by University of Chicago Department of Geology and Paleontology (1906)
"GEOLOGY OF THE LOWER amazon REGION' CHARLES ... The present article chiefly calls attention to the general geological sequence in the lower amazon ..."

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