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noun am·ber \ˈam-bər\

Simple Definition of amber

  • : a hard orange-yellow substance that can be polished and used for jewelry and other decorations

  • : a dark orange-yellow color

Full Definition of amber

  1. 1 :  a hard yellowish to brownish translucent fossil resin that takes a fine polish and is used chiefly in making ornamental objects (as beads)

  2. 2 :  a variable color averaging a dark orange yellow

Origin of amber

Middle English ambre, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin ambra, from Arabic ʽanbar ambergris


First Known Use: 14th century

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adjective am·ber

Definition of amber

  1. 1 :  consisting of amber

  2. 2 :  resembling amber; especially :  having the color amber



15th Century

First Known Use of amber

15th century


AMBER Defined for Kids

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noun am·ber \ˈam-bər\

Definition of amber

  1. 1 :  a hard yellowish to brownish clear substance that is a fossil resin from trees long dead and that can be polished and used in making ornamental objects (as beads)

  2. 2 :  a dark orange yellow :  the color of honey




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noun am·ber \ˈam-bər\

Medical Definition of amber

  1. :  a hard yellowish to brownish translucent fossil resin that takes a fine polish and is used chiefly in making ornamental objects (as beads)

  2. amber adjective




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