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Definition of Amber


  1. 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. Amber color, or anything amber-colored; a clear light yellow; as, the amber of the sky.
  3. Ambergris.
  4. The balsam, liquidambar.
  5. Consisting of amber; made of amber.
  6. Resembling amber, especially in color; amber-colored.
  7. To scent or flavor with ambergris; as, ambered wine.
  8. To preserve in amber; as, an ambered fly.

Amber Quotations

Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why.
Kurt Vonnegut

I didn't expect to be doing a whole bunch of Amber Browns. And because it was just one book, and the father had moved away, I didn't realize I was going to have to deal more with shared custody, divorce and all those issues.
Paula Danziger

The evening sings in a voice of amber, the dawn is surely coming.
Al Stewart

When I was a young boy, I used to gaze through the microscope of my father at the insects in amber that he kept in the house. And they were remarkably well preserved, morphologically just phenomenal.
Hendrik Poinar

I quite agree with you. The sun is not kind. God should use a rose amber spot.
Dewitt Bodeen
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Amber Translations

amber in French is ambre
amber in German is Bernstein, amber
amber in Latin is lacrima Heliandum

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