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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amber  \Am"ber\,  n.  [OE.  aumbre  F.  ambre,  Sp  ['a]mbar,  and  with 
  the  Ar  article,  al['a]mbar,  fr  Ar  'anbar  ambergris.] 
  1.  (Min.)  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amber  \Am"ber\,  a. 
  1.  Consisting  of  amber;  made  of  amber.  ``Amber  bracelets.'' 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Resembling  amber,  especially  in  color;  amber-colored. 
  ``The  amber  morn.''  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amber  \Am"ber\,  v.  t.  [p.  p.  &  p.  a.  {Ambered}  .] 
  1.  To  scent  or  flavor  with  ambergris;  as  ambered  wine. 
 
  2.  To  preserve  in  amber;  as  an  ambered  fly. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  amber 
  adj  :  a  medium  to  dark  brownish  yellow  color  [syn:  {brownish-yellow}, 
  {yellow-brown}] 
  n  1:  a  deep  yellow  color;  "an  amber  light  illuminated  the  room"; 
  "he  admired  the  gold  of  her  hair"  [syn:  {gold}] 
  2:  a  hard  yellowish  to  brownish  translucent  fossil  resin;  used 
  for  jewelry 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Amber,  OK  (town,  FIPS  1900) 
  Location:  35.16142  N,  97.88051  W 
  Population  (1990):  418  (162  housing  units) 
  Area:  10.2  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  73004 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Amber 
 
    1.  A  {functional  programming}  language  which  adds 
  {CSP}-like  {concurrency},  {multiple  inheritance}  and 
  {persistence}  to  {ML}  and  generalises  its  type  system.  It  is 
  similar  to  {Galileo}.  Programs  must  be  written  in  two  type 
  faces,  roman  and  italics!  It  has  both  {static  types}  and 
  {dynamic  types}. 
 
  There  is  an  implementation  for  {Macintosh}. 
 
  ["Amber",  L.  Cardelli  TR  Bell  Labs,  1984]. 
 
  2.  An  {object-oriented}  distributed  language  based  on  a 
  subset  of  {C++},  developed  at  {Washington  University}  in  the 
  late  1980s. 
 
  (1994-12-08) 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Amber 
  (Ezek.  1:4,  27;  8:2.  Heb.,  hashmal  rendered  by  the  LXX. 
  elektron,  and  by  the  Vulgate  electrum),  a  metal  compounded  of 
  silver  and  gold.  Some  translate  the  word  by  "polished  brass," 
  others  "fine  brass,"  as  in  Rev.  1:15;  2:18.  It  was  probably  the 
  mixture  now  called  electrum.  The  word  has  no  connection, 
  however,  with  what  is  now  called  amber,  which  is  a  gummy 
  substance,  reckoned  as  belonging  to  the  mineral  kingdom  though 
  of  vegetable  origin,  a  fossil  resin. 
 




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