Amherst

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

Definition of Amherst 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

Amherst

geographical name
Am·​herst

Definition of Amherst (Entry 2 of 2)

1 \ˈa-​(ˌ)mərst, chiefly by outsiders ˈam-​ˌhərst \ 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 \ ˈam-​ˌhərst \ town northeast of Buffalo in western New York population 122,366

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