a large strong and aggressive woman
(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)
Amazon, Amazon River(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)
mainly green tropical American parrots
A tall, strong, athletic woman.
Although the evidence for real Amazons is thin, women athletes are often dubbed amazons.
Origin: Spanish, Río Amazonas. It is common belief that the Spanish explorer Francisco de Orellana fought a battle against a tribe of Tapuya savages, in which the women fought alongside the men. He no doubt derived the name from the Amazons in Greek mythology.
one of a fabulous race of female warriors in Scythia; hence, a female warrior
a tall, strong, masculine woman; a virago
a name numerous species of South American parrots of the genus Chrysotis
Origin: [L., fr. Gr. .]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
am′az-on, n. one of a fabled nation of female warriors: a masculine woman: a virago.—adj. Amazō′nian, of or like an Amazon: of masculine manners: warlike. [Popular Gr. ety. from a, neg., mazos, a breast—they being fabled to cut off the right breast that they might draw the bow to its head (of course all this is idle); some have suggested an original in the Circassian maza, the moon.]
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Etymology and Origins
The Spaniards first called this river the Orellana, in honour of their countryman who navigated it, but after hearing accounts of the fighting women on its banks they gave it the name of the fabled African tribe of warlike women who cut or burnt off the right breast in order the better to steady the bow. The word Amazon is Greek, from a, without, and maza, breast.
The numerical value of Amazon in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Amazon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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Amazon fears are dramatically overblown.
Cars are to us what books are to Amazon.
Google, Amazon, Microsoft are all diversifying.
This show would not exist now were it not for Amazon.
This is one of those opportunities to out-Amazon Amazon.
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