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Meaning of AMBER

Pronunciation:  'ambur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a deep yellow color; "an amber light illuminated the room"; "he admired the gold of her hair"
  2. [n]  a hard yellowish to brownish translucent fossil resin; used for jewelry
  3. [adj]  a medium to dark brownish yellow color

AMBER is a 5 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: brownish-yellow, chromatic, gold, yellow-brown
 See Also: natural resin, yellow, yellowness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Am"ber\, n. [OE. aumbre, F. ambre, Sp. ['a]mbar, and with
    the Ar. article, al['a]mbar, fr. Ar. 'anbar ambergris.]
    1. (Min.) 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
    2. Amber color, or anything amber-colored; a clear light
       yellow; as, the amber of the sky.
    3. Ambergris. [Obs.]
             You that smell of amber at my charge. --Beau. & Fl.
    4. The balsam, liquidambar.
    {Black amber}, and old and popular name for jet.
  2. \Am"ber\, a.
    1. Consisting of amber; made of amber. ``Amber bracelets.''
    2. Resembling amber, especially in color; amber-colored.
       ``The amber morn.'' --Tennyson.
  3. \Am"ber\, v. t. [p. p. & p. a. {Ambered} .]
    1. To scent or flavor with ambergris; as, ambered wine.
    2. To preserve in amber; as, an ambered fly.
Computing Dictionary

1. A functional programming language which adds csp-like concurrency, multiple inheritance and persistence to ml and generalises its type system. It is similar to galileo. Programs must be written in two type faces, roman and italics! It has both static types and dynamic types.

There is an implementation for macintosh.

["Amber", L. Cardelli, TR Bell Labs, 1984].

2. An object-oriented distributed language based on a subset of c++, developed at washington university in the late 1980s.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: When you dream of amber you put the stress on some well established old principles of yours. These might look outdated, but by looking to the past you are making briges for the future.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Ezek. 1:4, 27; 8:2. Heb., hashmal, rendered by the LXX. elektron, and by the Vulgate electrum), a metal compounded of silver and gold. Some translate the word by "polished brass," others "fine brass," as in Rev. 1:15; 2:18. It was probably the mixture now called electrum. The word has no connection, however, with what is now called amber, which is a gummy substance, reckoned as belonging to the mineral kingdom though of vegetable origin, a fossil resin.