amen

interjection \ (ˈ)ä-ˈmen , (ˈ)ā- ; ˈä- when sung \

Definition of amen

used to express solemn ratification (as of an expression of faith) or hearty approval (as of an assertion)

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Origin and Etymology of amen

Middle English, from Old English, from Late Latin, from Greek amēn, from Hebrew āmēn



AMEN Defined for English Language Learners

amen

interjection

Definition of amen for English Language Learners

  • —used at the end of a prayer

  • —used to express agreement or approval


AMEN Defined for Kids

amen

interjection \ ˈā-ˈmen , ˈä- \

Definition of amen for Students

1 used at the end of a prayer
2 used to express agreement
  • When I said we could use a bit of luck, he replied, “Amen!”


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