Amherst

biographical name Am·herst \ ˈa-(ˌ)mərst \

Definition of Amherst

Jeffery 1717–1797 Baron Amherst British general; governor-general of British North America (1760–63)

Amherst

geographical name Am·herst \ ˈa-(ˌ)mərst , chiefly by outsiders ˈam-ˌhərst \

Definition of Amherst

1 town in west central Massachusetts north of Springfield population 37,819
Note: The main campus of the University of Massachusetts is located in Amherst.
2 town northeast of Buffalo in western New York population 122,366

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