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ˈæm əˌzɒn, -zənama·zon

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. amazon, viragonoun

    a large strong and aggressive woman

  2. Amazonnoun

    (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 Rivernoun

    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. amazonnoun

    mainly green tropical American parrots


  1. amazonnoun

    A tall, strong, athletic woman.

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

  2. 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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. AMAZONnoun

    The Amazons were a race of women famous for valour, who inhabited Caucasus ; they are so called from their cutting off their breasts, to use their weapons better. A warlike woman; a virago.

    Etymology: α and μάζος.

    Stay, stay thy hands, thou art an amazon,
    And fightest with the sword. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.


  1. amazon

    Amazon refers to several entities, both geographical and corporate. In a geographical context, the Amazon refers to a major river in South America and the surrounding rainforest, known for its rich biodiversity. In a corporate context, Amazon refers to Amazon.com Inc., a multinational technology company based in the United States. Founded by Jeff Bezos in 1994, it initially started as an online marketplace for books and later diversified to sell electronics, software, video games, clothing, furniture, food, toys, and jewelry. The company also produces consumer electronics, notably the Amazon Kindle e-book reader, Amazon Echo, and Fire TV, and is also the world's largest provider of cloud infrastructure services (IaaS and PaaS) through its AWS division. It also offers digital streaming, artificial intelligence, and other services. As of 2021, it's one of the world's largest companies in terms of market cap and revenue.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Amazonnoun

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

  2. Amazonnoun

    a tall, strong, masculine woman; a virago

  3. Amazonnoun

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

  4. 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.]


  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.

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  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. Maren Costa:

    Amazon's Shipment Shipment Zero announcement is a first step, and it showed the positive impact that employee pressure can have, we all — individuals, corporations, governments — simply need to do more. Amazon needs a company-wide plan that matches the scale and urgency of the climate crisis, and Shipment Zero is not nearly enough.

  2. Gavin Baker:

    It's beyond absurd to rethink the five to 10 year outlook for e-commerce, amazon had a great quarter. Macy's and Wal Mart are closing stores.

  3. Raul Valle:

    This only increases the feeling of impunity in the Brazils Amazon, which, in turn, is an incentive for those who deforest.

  4. Rebecca Givan:

    [ The Teamsters ] can try a number of different paths and deploy a number of different strategies. The Teamsters can push for improvements that might stop short of union recognition but might improve the lives of everyone who works for Amazon.

  5. Marco Rubio:

    For far too long companies like Nike and Apple and Amazon and Coca-Cola were using forced labor. They were benefiting from forced labor or sourcing from suppliers that were suspected of using forced labor, these companies, sadly, were making all of us complicit in these crimes.

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  • Ganief Jardien
    Ganief Jardien
    hello everyone - my name is Ganief Jardien and I am a keen researcher in the World of.
    Words - which connects the Human Family across geographic , ethnic , religious , etc.
    The word was made globally famous via the Greeks - who had encounters or recounted.
    these athletic , brave Women Warriors - the Chamber's Etymological English Dictionary.
    avers that the word derives from the prefix "a- " ( meaning without ) + " mazos " - a breast , the Amazons being fabled to perform mastectomy ( " mazos " - breast + tomy , temnein - to cut ) of the right breast that they might draw the bow to its full length. "
    a Plausible derivation ; however , I think their arrows have missed the mark in this instance ( forgive the pun ).
    My take on the subject is that the word derives from the Persian , Farsi language.
    and , in the Persian form would read : Hamazana - which is a Conjugated Word from.
    " hama " = a band , group ( of people , warriors , etc. )
    + " zanana " in Persian , from the root " zan " = a woman.
    Zenana per Chamber's Etym. Dict. = the apartments in which Indian women are secluded.
    This same root is well-known in the nGuni Bantu Language , Xhosa and Zulu.
    ( nGuni , by the way means " of Genetically Ancient Stock " A Reference to themselves and their Language as being Ancient ).
    in Xhosa and Zulu ( the Mother tongue of Nelson Mandela ).
    Nkosizana - means Princess , Dame , Maiden consisting of two parts , viz.
    nkosi - meaning " king " + zana ( female ).
    nkosi is in fact found in the Oxford Dictionary under the Entry :
    Negus - from the Amharic " negus " or n'gus - kinged , king - Title of the supreme ruler of.
    Abyssinia ( present-day Ethiopia ).
    Amazingly , this same root is found in European languages as in :
    Fergus = meaning " fer ' = very + " gus " - noble.
    "Gaass " in Arabic means " special , elite , chosen ".
    I thank you for providing this forum to divulge this information from my research work , which I will publish in the near future.
    I hope it will be of beneficial Knowledge to people.

    Ganief Jardien.
    Port Elizabeth.
    South Africa.
    LikeReply9 years ago

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