Definitions for AMBERˈæm bər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

am•berˈæm bər(n.)

  1. a yellow, red, or brown translucent fossil resin of coniferous trees that becomes charged with static electricity when rubbed: used for jewelry.

    Category: Mineralogy

  2. the yellowish brown color of amber.

    Category: Jewelry

  3. (adj.)yellowish brown.

    Category: Jewelry

  4. made of amber.

    Category: Jewelry

Origin of amber:

1350–1400; ME ambre < OF < ML ambra < Ar ‘anbar ambergris

Princeton's WordNet

  1. amber, gold(noun)

    a deep yellow color

    "an amber light illuminated the room"; "he admired the gold of her hair"

  2. amber(adj)

    a hard yellowish to brownish translucent fossil resin; used for jewelry

  3. amber, brownish-yellow, yellow-brown(adj)

    of a medium to dark brownish yellow color

Wiktionary

  1. amber(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.

  2. amber(Noun)

    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.

  3. amber(Noun)

    The stop codon (nucleotide triplet) "UAG", or a mutant which has this stop codon at a premature place in its DNA sequence.

    an amber codon, an amber mutation, an amber suppressor

  4. amber(Noun)

    Ambergris, the waxy product of the sperm whale.

  5. amber(Verb)

    To perfume or flavour with ambergris.

    ambered wine

  6. amber(Verb)

    To preserve in amber.

    an ambered fly

  7. amber(Adjective)

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

  8. Origin: From amber, from ambre, from ambre, from ambar, from عنبر

Webster Dictionary

  1. Amber(noun)

    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(noun)

    amber color, or anything amber-colored; a clear light yellow; as, the amber of the sky

  3. Amber(noun)

    ambergris

  4. Amber(noun)

    the balsam, liquidambar

  5. Amber(adj)

    consisting of amber; made of amber

  6. Amber(adj)

    resembling amber, especially in color; amber-colored

  7. Amber(verb)

    to scent or flavor with ambergris; as, ambered wine

  8. Amber(verb)

    to preserve in amber; as, an ambered fly

Freebase

  1. AMBER

    AMBER is a family of force fields for molecular dynamics of biomolecules originally developed by the late Peter Kollman's group at the University of California, San Francisco. AMBER is also the name for the molecular dynamics software package that simulates these force fields. It is maintained by an active collaboration between David Case at Rutgers University, Tom Cheatham at the University of Utah, Tom Darden at NIEHS, Ken Merz at Florida, Carlos Simmerling at Stony Brook University, Ray Luo at UC Irvine, and Junmei Wang at Encysive Pharmaceuticals.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Amber

    a fossil resin, generally yellow and semi-transparent, derived, it is presumed, from certain extinct coniferous trees; becomes electric by friction, and gives name to electricity, the Greek word for it being electron; has been fished up for centuries in the Baltic, and is now used in varnishes and for tobacco pipes.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Amber

    A yellowish fossil resin, the gum of several species of coniferous trees, found in the alluvial deposits of northeastern Germany. It is used in molecular biology in the analysis of organic matter fossilized in amber.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Amber

    Amber is a fossil resin, supposed to be a product of the extinct Pinites Succinifer and other coniferous trees. Most of it is gathered on the shores of the Baltic between Koenigsberg and Memel. It is also found in small pieces at Gay Head, Mass., and in New Jersey green sand. It is found among the prehistoric remains of the Swiss Lake dwellers. When rubbed with a cloth it becomes excited with negative electricity. The Greek word for it is electron, which gave the name electricity to the modern science. Thales of Miletus, 600 B. C., and Theophrastus, about 300 B. C., both mention its electric properties or power of attracting small objects when rubbed.


Translations for AMBER

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

amber(adjective)

(of) a hard yellow or brownish substance, formed from resin, used in making jewellery etc

made of amber; an amber brooch.

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