Webster's Dictionary, 1913
[ See Amorwe
. The -s
is a genitival ending. See -wards
.] In the morning; every morning.
And have such pleasant walks into the woods
[ From sal ammoniac
, which was first obtaining near the temple of Jupiter Ammon
, by burning camel's dung. See Ammoniac
.] (Chemistry) A gaseous compound of hydrogen and nitrogen, NH 3 , with a pungent smell and taste: -- often called volatile alkali , and spirits of hartshorn .
( or Gum` am*mo"ni*ac noun
[ Latin Ammoniacum
, Greek ... a resinous gum, said to distill from a tree near the temple of Jupiter Ammon
; confer French ammoniac
. See Ammonite
.] (Medicine) The concrete juice (gum resin) of an umbelliferous plant, the Dorema ammoniacum . It is brought chiefly from Persia in the form of yellowish tears, which occur singly, or are aggregated into masses. It has a peculiar smell, and a nauseous, sweet taste, followed by a bitter one. It is inflammable, partially soluble in water and in spirit of wine, and is used in medicine as an expectorant and resolvent, and for the formation of certain plasters.
Ammoniac, Ammoniacal adjective Of or pertaining to ammonia, or possessing its properties; as, an ammoniac salt; ammoniacal gas. Ammoniacal engine , an engine in which the vapor of ammonia is used as the motive force. -- Sal ammoniac [ Latin sal ammoniacus ], the salt usually called chloride of ammonium , and formerly muriate of ammonia .
Ammoniacal fermentation Any fermentation process by which ammonia is formed, as that by which urea is converted into ammonium carbonate when urine is exposed to the air.
Ammoniated adjective (Chemistry) Combined or impregnated with ammonia.
Ammonic adjective Of or pertaining to ammonia.
Ammonite noun [ Latin cornu Ammonis born of Ammon; Latin Ammon , Greek ... an appellation of Jupiter, as represented with the horns of a ram. It was originally the name of an. Egyptian god, Amun .] (Paleon.) A fossil cephalopod shell related to the nautilus. There are many genera and species, and all are extinct, the typical forms having existed only in the Mesozoic age, when they were exceedingly numerous. They differ from the nautili in having the margins of the septa very much lobed or plaited, and the siphuncle dorsal. Also called serpent stone , snake stone , and cornu Ammonis .
Ammonitiferous adjective [ Ammonite + -ferous .] Containing fossil ammonites.
Ammonitoidea noun plural
[ New Latin , from Ammonite
.] (Zoology) An extensive group of fossil cephalopods often very abundant in Mesozoic rocks. See Ammonite .
[ See Ammonia
.] (Chemistry) A compound radical, NH 4 , having the chemical relations of a strongly basic element like the alkali metals.
[ French amunition
, for munition
, probably caused by taking la munition
. See Munition
.] 1. Military stores, or provisions of all kinds for attack or defense.
[ Obsolete] 2. Articles used in charging firearms and ordnance of all kinds; as powder, balls, shot, shells, percussion caps, rockets, etc. 3. Any stock of missiles, literal or figurative. Ammunition bread
, etc., such as are contracted for by government, and supplied to the soldiers.
Ammunition transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Ammunitioned
; p pr. & verbal noun Ammunitioning
.] To provide with ammunition.
Amnesia noun [ New Latin , from Greek ...; 'a priv. + ... to remember.] (Medicine) Forgetfulness; also, a defect of speech, from cerebral disease, in which the patient substitutes wrong words or names in the place of those he wishes to employ. Quian.
Amnesic adjective (Medicine) Of or pertaining to amnesia. " Amnesic or coördinate defects." Quian.
Amnestic adjective Causing loss of memory.
[ Latin amnestia
, Greek ..., a forgetting, from ... forgotten, forgetful; 'a
priv. + ... to remember: confer French amnistie
, earlier amnestie
. See Mean
] 1. Forgetfulness; cessation of remembrance of wrong; oblivion. 2. An act of the sovereign power granting oblivion, or a general pardon, for a past offense, as to subjects concerned in an insurrection.
Amnesty transitive verb
[ impast participle p. Amnestied
; present participle & verbal noun Amnestying
.] To grant amnesty to.
Amnicolist noun [ Latin amnicola , amnis a river + colere to dwell.] One who lives near a river. [ Obsolete] Bailey.
Amnigenous adjective [ Latin amnigena ; amnis a river + root gen of gignere to beget.] Born or bred in, of, or near a river. [ Obsolete] Bailey.
Amnion noun [ Greek ... the membrane round the fetus, dim. of ... lamb.] (Anat.) A thin membrane surrounding the embryos of mammals, birds, and reptiles.
Amniota noun plural
[ New Latin See Amnion
.] (Zoology) That group of vertebrates which develops in its embryonic life the envelope called the amnion . It comprises the reptiles, the birds, and the mammals.
[ Confer French amniotique
.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the amnion; characterized by an amnion; as, the amniotic fluid; the amniotic sac. Amniotic acid
[ R.] See Allantoin .
Amole noun [ Mex.] (Botany) Any detergent plant, or the part of it used as a detergent, as the roots of Agave Americana , Chlorogalum pomeridianum , etc. [ Spanish Amer. & Mex.]
Amolition noun [ Latin amolitio , from amoliri to remove; a ( ab ) + moliri to put in motion.] Removal; a putting away. [ Obsolete] Bp. Ward (1673).
Amomum noun [ Latin , from Greek ... an Indian spice plant.] (Botany) A genus of aromatic plants. It includes species which bear cardamoms, and grains of paradise.
Amoneste transitive verb To admonish. [ Obsolete]
Among, Amongst preposition
[ Middle English amongist
, Anglo-Saxon onmang
, in a crowd or mixture. For the ending -st
. See Mingle
.] 1. Mixed or mingled; surrounded by.
They heard, 2. Conjoined, or associated with, or making part of the number of; in the number or class of.
And from his presence hid themselves among
The thickest trees.
Blessed art thou among women. 3. Expressing a relation of dispersion, distribution, etc.; also, a relation of reciprocal action.
Luke i. 28.
What news among the merchants?
Human sacrifices were practiced among them.
Divide that gold amongst you.
Whether they quarreled among themselves, or with their neighbors. Syn.
-- Amidst; between. See Amidst
Amontillado noun [ Spanish ] A dry kind of cherry, of a light color. Simmonds.
Amoret noun [ Old French amorette , French amourette , dim. of amour.]
1. An amorous girl or woman; a wanton. [ Obsolete] J. Warton. 2. A love knot, love token, or love song. (pl.) Love glances or love tricks. [ Obsolete] 3. A petty love affair or amour. [ Obsolete]
Amorette noun An amoret. [ Obsolete] Rom. of R.
[ Latin armor
love. See Amorous
.] A lover; a gallant.
[ R.] Milton.
It was the custom for an amorist to impress the name of his mistress in the dust, or upon the damp earth, with letters fixed upon his shoe.
Amorosa noun [ Italian amoroso , fem. amorosa .] A wanton woman; a courtesan. Sir T. Herbert.
Amorosity noun The quality of being amorous; lovingness. [ R.] Galt.
Amoroso noun [ Italian amoroso , Late Latin amorosus .] A lover; a man enamored.
Amoroso adverb [ Italian ] (Mus.) In a soft, tender, amatory style.
[ Old French amoros
, French amoreux
, Late Latin amorosus
, from Latin amor
love, from amare
to love.] 1. Inclined to love; having a propensity to love, or to sexual enjoyment; loving; fond; affectionate; as, an amorous disposition. 2. Affected with love; in love; enamored; -- usually with of ; formerly with on .
Thy roses amorous of the moon.
High nature amorous of the good.
Sure my brother is amorous on Hero. 3. Of or relating to, or produced by, love.
airs." Waller. Syn.
-- Loving; fond; tender; passionate; affectionate; devoted; ardent.
Amorously adverb In an amorous manner; fondly.
Amorousness noun The quality of being amorous, or inclined to sexual love; lovingness.
; plural Amorphas
[ Greek ... shapeless.] (Botany) A genus of leguminous shrubs, having long clusters of purple flowers; false or bastard indigo. Longfellow.
[ See Amorphous
.] A state of being amorphous; esp. a state of being without crystallization even in the minutest particles, as in glass, opal, etc.
There are stony substances which, when fused, may cool as glass or as stone; the glass state is spoken of as a state of amorphism
[ Greek ...; 'a
priv. + ... form.] 1. Having no determinate form; of irregular; shapeless. Kirwan. 2. Without crystallization in the ultimate texture of a solid substance; uncrystallized. 3. Of no particular kind or character; anomalous.
Scientific treatises . . . are not seldom rude and amorphous in style.
Amorphozoa noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek ... shapeless; 'a priv. + ... form + ... animal.] (Zoology) Animals without a mouth or regular internal organs, as the sponges.
Amorphozoic adjective (Zoology) Of or pertaining to the Amorphozoa.
[ Greek ...: confer French amorphie
. See Amorphous
[ Obsolete] Swift.
Amort adjective [ Prefix a- + French mort death, dead; all amort is for alamort .] As if dead; lifeless; spiritless; dejected; depressed. Shak.
Amortise v. , A*mor`ti*sa"tion noun , A*mor"tis*a*ble adjective , A*mor"tise*ment
Amortizable adjective [ Confer French amortissable .] Capable of being cleared off, as a debt.
[ Late Latin amortisatio
. See Amortize
, and confer Admortization
.] 1. (Law) The act or right of alienating lands to a corporation, which was considered formerly as transferring them to dead hands , or in mortmain. 2. The extinction of a debt, usually by means of a sinking fund; also, the money thus paid. Simmonds.