\ (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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Amen. Off-White’s Em Pty Gallery is open at 51 Mercer Street, New York. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Virgil Abloh’s 12th Off-White Store Is a Secret Gallery in New York," 14 Aug. 2017 Amen. The video generated over 2.3 million views on our Facebook page, and another 1 million views on Graham's Instagram—proving just how many people connected with it's message and understand the need to change how our society determines beauty. Kate Friedman, Glamour, "Watch Ashley Graham Coach Four Women Through Their First Lingerie Shoot," 21 June 2017

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First Known Use of amen

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amen

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

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English Language Learners Definition of amen

—used at the end of a prayer

—used to express agreement or approval

\ ˈā-ˈmen, ˈä-\

Kids Definition of amen

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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