What does Amazon mean?

Definitions for Amazon
ˈæm əˌzɒn, -zənAma·zon

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. amazon, virago(noun)

    a large strong and aggressive woman

  2. Amazon(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)

  3. 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)

  4. amazon(noun)

    mainly green tropical American parrots

Wiktionary

  1. amazon(Noun)

    A tall, strong, athletic woman.

    Although the evidence for real Amazons is thin, women athletes are often dubbed amazons.

    Etymology: 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Amazon(noun)

    one of a fabulous race of female warriors in Scythia; hence, a female warrior

    Etymology: [L., fr. Gr. .]

  2. Amazon(noun)

    a tall, strong, masculine woman; a virago

    Etymology: [L., fr. Gr. .]

  3. Amazon(noun)

    a name numerous species of South American parrots of the genus Chrysotis

    Etymology: [L., fr. Gr. .]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Amazon

    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.]

CrunchBase

  1. Amazon

    Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN), is a leading global Internet company and one of the most trafficked Internet retail destinations worldwide. Amazon is one of the first companies to sell products deep into the long tail by housing them in numerous warehouses and distributing products from many partner companies. Amazon directly sells or acts as a platform for the sale of a broad range of products. These include books, music, videos, consumer electronics, clothing and household products. The majority of Amazon’s sales are products sold by Amazon, though many are from third-party sellers. Amazon was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. It has direct international operations in the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Since 2004, Amazon has begun to rapidly expand its web services arsenal. Products such as Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) and Amazon S3 (Simple Storage System), Amazon Route 53 have been large successes. Some of Amazon’s recent acquisitions include Shopbop (2006), Abebooks (2008), Zappos (2009), LOVEFiLM (2011).As of Q1 2011, Amazon has approximately 137 million active customers worldwide. It was also reported that there are 2 million merchants selling on Amazon equaling a third of the total listings. North America currently represents 55.4% of sales with the other 44.6% in the International market.

Editors Contribution

  1. amazon

    Online shopping website

    Submitted by ryan_1 on July 14, 2020  

Etymology and Origins

  1. Amazon

    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.

How to pronounce Amazon?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Amazon in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Amazon in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Amazon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Amazon in a Sentence

  1. Jennifer Lawrence:

    I am also partnering with Amazon Conservation, which unites science, innovation, and community to protect the Amazon rainforest, which greatly needs our help right now, i am happy to make a donation to Amazon Conservation as part of this collaboration.

  2. Hugh MacIsaac:

    You clearly want to keep these out of the Amazon because if they were to get in, the potential consequences are very significant, the key right now is you have to shut the door to make sure they can't spread further.

  3. Emmanuel Macron:

    He wasn't in the room, but his team was, you shouldn't read anything into the American president's absence. ... The U.S. are with us on biodiversity and on the Amazon initiative.

  4. Paolo Pescatore:

    The roll-out of new subscription-based services by Apple paves the way for the introduction of new business models akin to the all-you-can-eat bundles like Amazon Prime, in the future we might even see users pay for a service bundle and receive a new iPhone every year.

  5. Franklin Leonard:

    They have clearly been able to do it on the episodic side, I see no reason why they can't do it on the feature film side, the real challenge will be getting filmmakers in the door who want to make films for Amazon and giving those filmmakers the freedom to make the films that become '12 Years a Slave' or 'Birdman'.

Images & Illustrations of Amazon

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