What does amber mean?

Definitions for amber
ˈæm bəram·ber

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word amber.

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.

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

  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.

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

  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

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

  4. ambernoun

    Ambergris, the waxy product of the sperm whale.

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

  5. amberverb

    To perfume or flavour with ambergris.

    ambered wine

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

  6. amberverb

    To preserve in amber.

    an ambered fly

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

  7. amberadjective

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

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

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

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

  2. Ambernoun

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

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

  3. Ambernoun

    ambergris

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

  4. Ambernoun

    the balsam, liquidambar

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

  5. Amberadjective

    consisting of amber; made of amber

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

  6. Amberadjective

    resembling amber, especially in color; amber-colored

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

  7. Amberverb

    to scent or flavor with ambergris; as, ambered wine

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

  8. Amberverb

    to preserve in amber; as, an ambered fly

    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. Gareth Ramsay:

    We've started to hear from businesses that low inflation is starting to affect some businesses' pay. That's a real amber warning light for us, a really important message, we really want to be well-sighted on that area and there's no official data source that's going to tell you that.

  2. Juan Diego:

    As scientists we feel it is our job to unveil these priceless traces of life, so the whole world can know more about the past. But we have to be extremely careful that during the process, we don't benefit a group of people committing crimes against humanity, in the end, the credit should go to the miners who risk their lives to recover these amazing amber fossils.

  3. The Citizen spokesperson:

    That's how technology innovation works, we have several tests happening right now, including our OnAir product which can be used many ways, including as an ultra Amber Alert where there is a fully immersive citywide search party to look for a missing child. This was used recently to return a lost autistic boy to his family in New York, while still in testing.

  4. Douglas Gladden:

    This is a murder case, not a criminal trespass case. When Amber Guyger shot Allison Jean, Amber Guyger didn't take someone else's property. Amber Guyger took the life of a human being.

  5. Chenyang Cai:

    We even have records of dinosaur remains from the same amber deposit that Cretophengodes was found in.

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