What does amber mean?

Definitions for amber
ˈæm bəram·ber

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. amber, goldnoun

    a deep yellow color

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

  2. amberadjective

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

  3. amber, brownish-yellow, yellow-brownadjective

    of a medium to dark brownish yellow color

Wiktionary

  1. ambernoun

    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. ambernoun

    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. ambernoun

    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. ambernoun

    Ambergris, the waxy product of the sperm whale.

  5. amberverb

    To perfume or flavour with ambergris.

    ambered wine

  6. amberverb

    To preserve in amber.

    an ambered fly

  7. amberadjective

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

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

Wikipedia

  1. Amber

    Amber is fossilized tree resin that has been appreciated for its color and natural beauty since Neolithic times. Much valued from antiquity to the present as a gemstone, amber is made into a variety of decorative objects. Amber is used in jewelry. It has also been used as a healing agent in folk medicine. There are five classes of amber, defined on the basis of their chemical constituents. Because it originates as a soft, sticky tree resin, amber sometimes contains animal and plant material as inclusions. Amber occurring in coal seams is also called resinite, and the term ambrite is applied to that found specifically within New Zealand coal seams.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ambernoun

    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. Ambernoun

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

  3. Ambernoun

    ambergris

  4. Ambernoun

    the balsam, liquidambar

  5. Amberadjective

    consisting of amber; made of amber

  6. Amberadjective

    resembling amber, especially in color; amber-colored

  7. Amberverb

    to scent or flavor with ambergris; as, ambered wine

  8. Amberverb

    to preserve in amber; as, an ambered fly

  9. Etymology: [OE. aumbre, F. ambre, Sp. mbar, and with the Ar. article, almbar, fr. Ar. 'anbar ambergris.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Amber

    am′bėr, n. a yellowish fossil resin, used in making ornaments.—adjs. Am′bered (obs.), flavoured with amber or ambergris; Amb′ery. [Fr.—Ar. ‛anbar, ambergris.]

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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. amber

    A hard resinous substance of vegetable origin, generally of a bright yellow colour, and translucent. It is chiefly obtained from the southern shores of the Baltic, and those of Sicily, where it is thrown up by the sea, but it also occurs in beds of lignite.

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Entomology

  1. Amber

    a transparent, clear, pale yellowish brown; of the color of amber [a mixture of pale cadmium yellow and a little burnt umber].

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of amber in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of amber in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of amber in a Sentence

  1. Callum Hood:

    This applies as much to [ content posted about ] Ukraine as clips of Amber Heard, Johnny Depp trial.

  2. Robert Shrum:

    This is a dynamic process, it is not frozen in amber. A lot depends on his conduct.

  3. Brian Pacheco:

    What I appreciate in Ryder’s response is that Winona Ryder states Winona Ryder is speaking from Winona Ryder own experience. I don’t know what happened in Johnny Depp’s relationships with Winona Ryder and Amber Heard, but I can speak to our experiences at Safe Horizon, and Safe Horizon’s absolutely possible that an abuser did not have a known history of abuse or did not abuse a past partner, but then went on to become abusive to a different spouse. What is really important to remember is that we don’t discredit someone’s allegations of abuse just because a former partner said ‘ that did n’t happen to me. ’ Safe Horizon’s within the realm of possibilities that both individuals are telling the truth.

  4. Pavel Stoev:

    Prior to our study, there were only four species of millipedes described from Burmese amber, which is known to be among the oldest and richest amber deposits of Cretaceous fauna.

  5. George Poinar:

    Fossil flowers are rare under any circumstances, and those in amber provide the only evidence of (ancient) tropical flowers, since the rapid decay of such delicate objects under conditions of high heat and humidity prevents their preservation in sedimentary deposits.

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