Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Amboyna wood A beautiful mottled and curled wood, used in cabinetwork. It is obtained from the Pterocarpus Indicus of Amboyna, Borneo, etc.

Ambreate noun (Chemistry) A salt formed by the combination of ambreic acid with a base or positive radical.

Ambreic adjective (Chemistry) Of or pertaining to ambrein; -- said of a certain acid produced by digesting ambrein in nitric acid.

Ambrein noun [ Confer French ambréine . See Amber .] (Chemistry) A fragrant substance which is the chief constituent of ambergris.

Ambrite noun [ From amber .] A fossil resin occurring in large masses in New Zealand.

Ambrose noun A sweet-scented herb; ambrosia. See Ambrosia , 3. Turner.

Ambrosia noun [ Latin ambrosia , Greek ..., properly fem. of ..., from ... immortal, divine; 'a priv. + ... mortal (because it was supposed to confer immortality on those who partook of it). ... stands for ..., akin to Sanskrit mrita , Latin mortuus , dead, and to English mortal .]
1. (Myth.) (a) The fabled food of the gods (as nectar was their drink), which conferred immortality upon those who partook of it. (b) An unguent of the gods.

His dewy locks distilled ambrosia .
Milton.

2. A perfumed unguent, salve, or draught; something very pleasing to the taste or smell. Spenser.

3. Formerly, a kind of fragrant plant; now (Botany), a genus of plants, including some coarse and worthless weeds, called ragweed , hogweed , etc.

Ambrosia noun (Zoology) The food of certain small bark beetles, family Scolytidæ believed to be fungi cultivated by the beetles in their burrows.

Ambrosia beetle (Zoology) A bark beetle that feeds on ambrosia.

Ambrosiac adjective [ Latin ambrosiacus : confer French ambrosiaque .] Having the qualities of ambrosia; delicious. [ R.]" Ambrosiac odors." B. Jonson.

Ambrosial adjective [ Latin ambrosius , Greek ....]
1. Consisting of, or partaking of the nature of, ambrosia; delighting the taste or smell; delicious. " Ambrosial food." " Ambrosial fragrance." Milton.

2. Divinely excellent or beautiful. "Shakes his ambrosial curls." Pope.

Ambrosially adverb After the manner of ambrosia; delightfully. "Smelt ambrosially ." Tennyson.

Ambrosian adjective Ambrosial. [ R.] . Jonson.

Ambrosian adjective Of or pertaining to St. Ambrose; as, the Ambrosian office, or ritual, a formula of worship in the church of Milan, instituted by St. Ambrose.

Ambrosian chant , the mode of signing or chanting introduced by St. Ambrose in the 4th century.

Ambrosin noun [ Late Latin Ambrosin us nummus.] An early coin struck by the dukes of Milan, and bearing the figure of St. Ambrose on horseback.

Ambrotype (-tīp) noun [ Greek 'a`mbrotos immortal + -type .] (Photog.) A picture taken on a plate of prepared glass, in which the lights are represented in silver, and the shades are produced by a dark background visible through the unsilvered portions of the glass.

Ambry noun ; plural Ambries [ Middle English aumbry , almery , Old French almarie , armarie , aumaire , French armoire , Late Latin armarium chest, cupboard, orig. a repository for arms, from Latin arama arms. The word has been confused with almonry . See Armory .]
1. In churches, a kind of closet, niche, cupboard, or locker for utensils, vestments, etc.

2. A store closet, as a pantry, cupboard, etc.

3. Almonry. [ Improperly so used ]

Ambs-ace noun [ Old French ambesas ; ambes both (fr. Latin ambo ) + as ace. See Ace .] Double aces, the lowest throw of all at dice. Hence: Bad luck; anything of no account or value.

Ambulacral adjective (Zoology) Of or pertaining to ambulacra; avenuelike; as, the ambulacral ossicles, plates, spines, and suckers of echinoderms.

Ambulacriform adjective [ Ambulacrum + -form ] (Zoology) Having the form of ambulacra.

Ambulacrum noun ; plural Ambulacra [ Latin , an alley or covered way.] (Zoology) (a) One of the radical zones of echinoderms, along which run the principal nerves, blood vessels, and water tubes. These zones usually bear rows of locomotive suckers or tentacles, which protrude from regular pores. In star fishes they occupy the grooves along the under side of the rays. (b) One of the suckers on the feet of mites.

Ambulance noun [ French ambulance , hôpital ambulant , from Latin ambulare to walk. See Amble .] (Mil.) (a) A field hospital, so organized as to follow an army in its movements, and intended to succor the wounded as soon as possible. Often used adjectively; as, an ambulance wagon; ambulance stretcher; ambulance corps. (b) An ambulance wagon or cart for conveying the wounded from the field, or to a hospital.

Ambulant adjective [ Latin ambulans , present participle of ambulare to walk: confer French ambulant .] Walking; moving from place to place. Gayton.

Ambulate intransitive verb [ Latin ambulare to walk. See Amble .] To walk; to move about. [ R.] Southey.

Ambulation noun [ Latin ambulatio .] The act of walking. Sir T. Browne.

Ambulative adjective Walking. [ R.]

Ambulator noun
1. One who walks about; a walker.

2. (Zoology) (a) A beetle of the genus Lamia . (b) A genus of birds, or one of this genus.

3. An instrument for measuring distances; -- called also perambulator . Knight.

Ambulatorial adjective Ambulatory; fitted for walking. Verrill.

Ambulatory adjective [ Latin ambulatorius .]
1. Of or pertaining to walking; having the faculty of walking; formed or fitted for walking; as, an ambulatory animal.

2. Accustomed to move from place to place; not stationary; movable; as, an ambulatory court, which exercises its jurisdiction in different places.

The priesthood . . . before was very ambulatory , and dispersed into all families.
Jer. Taylor.

3. Pertaining to a walk. [ R.]

The princess of whom his majesty had an ambulatory view in his travels.
Sir H. Wotton.

4. (Law) Not yet fixed legally, or settled past alteration; alterable; as, the dispositions of a will are ambulatory until the death of the testator.

Ambulatory noun ; plural Ambulatories [ Confer Late Latin ambulatorium .] (Architecture) A place to walk in, whether in the open air, as the gallery of a cloister, or within a building.

Amburry noun Same as Anbury .

Ambuscade noun [ French embuscade , from Italian imboscata , or Spanish emboscada , from emboscar to ambush, from Late Latin imboscare . See Ambush , transitive verb ]
1. A lying in a wood, concealed, for the purpose of attacking an enemy by surprise. Hence: A lying in wait, and concealed in any situation, for a like purpose; a snare laid for an enemy; an ambush.

2. A place in which troops lie hid, to attack an enemy unexpectedly. [ R.] Dryden.

3. (Mil.) The body of troops lying in ambush.

Ambuscade transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Ambuscaded ; present participle & verbal noun Ambuscading ]
1. To post or conceal in ambush; to ambush.

2. To lie in wait for, or to attack from a covert or lurking place; to waylay.

Ambuscade intransitive verb To lie in ambush.

Ambuscado noun Ambuscade. [ Obsolete] Shak.

Ambuscadoed past participle Posted in ambush; ambuscaded. [ Obsolete]

Ambush (ăm"bosh) noun [ French embûche , from the verb. See Ambush , transitive verb ]
1. A disposition or arrangement of troops for attacking an enemy unexpectedly from a concealed station. Hence: Unseen peril; a device to entrap; a snare.

Heaven, whose high walls fear no assault or siege
Or ambush from the deep.
Milton.

2. A concealed station, where troops or enemies lie in wait to attack by surprise.

Bold in close ambush , base in open field.
Dryden.

3. The troops posted in a concealed place, for attacking by surprise; liers in wait. [ Obsolete]

The ambush arose quickly out of their place.
Josh. viii. 19.

To lay an ambush , to post a force in ambush.

Ambush (ăm"bosh) transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Ambushed ; present participle & verbal noun Ambushing .] [ Middle English enbussen , enbushen , Old French embushier , embuissier , French embûcher , embusquer , from Late Latin imboscare ; in + Late Latin boscus , buscus , a wood; akin to German bush , English bush . See Ambuscade , Bush .]
1. To station in ambush with a view to surprise an enemy.

By ambushed men behind their temple laid,
We have the king of Mexico betrayed.
Dryden.

2. To attack by ambush; to waylay.

Ambush intransitive verb To lie in wait, for the purpose of attacking by surprise; to lurk.

Nor saw the snake that ambushed for his prey.
Trumbull.

Ambusher noun One lying in ambush.

Ambushment noun [ Old French embuschement . See Ambush , transitive verb ] An ambush. [ Obsolete] 2 Chron. xiii. 13.

Ambustion noun [ Latin ambustio .] (Medicine) A burn or scald. Blount.

Amebean adjective (Zoology) See Am...bean .

Ameer, Amir noun [ See Emir .]
1. Emir. [ Obsolete]

2. One of the Mohammedan nobility of Afghanistan and Scinde.

Amel noun [ Middle English amell , Old French esmail , French émail , of German origin; confer Old High German smelzi , German schmelz . See Smelt , transitive verb ] Enamel. [ Obsolete] Boyle.

Amel transitive verb [ Middle English amellen , Old French esmailler , French émailler , Old French esmail , French émail .] To enamel. [ Obsolete]

Enlightened all with stars,
And richly ameled .
Chapman.

Amelcorn noun [ German amelkorn : confer Middle High German amel , amer , spelt, and Latin amylum starch, Greek ....] A variety of wheat from which starch is produced; -- called also French rice .

Ameliorable adjective Capable of being ameliorated.

Ameliorate transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Ameliorated ; present participle & verbal noun Ameliorating .] [ Latin ad + meliorare to make better: confer French améliorer . See Meliorate .] To make better; to improve; to meliorate.

In every human being there is a wish to ameliorate his own condition.
Macaulay.

Ameliorate intransitive verb To grow better; to meliorate; as, wine ameliorates by age.