\ (ˈ)ä-ˈmen How to pronounce amen (audio) , (ˈ)ā- How to pronounce amen (audio) ; ˈä- when sung \

Definition of amen

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

Examples of amen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the annual Democratic Party dinners, he was invited to give the blessing but did not stop at amen. New York Times, "Raphael Warnock, From the Pulpit to Politics, Doesn’t Shy From ‘Uncomfortable’ Truths," 2 Jan. 2021

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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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The first known use of amen was before the 12th century

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13 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Amen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amen. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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How to pronounce amen (audio) How to pronounce amen (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of amen

used at the end of a prayer
used to express agreement or approval
\ ˈā-ˈmen How to pronounce amen (audio) , ˈä- \

Kids Definition of amen

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

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