Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Lexicon: ammunition – amulet
ammunition, n. [Fr. < L.]
Weapons; firearms; [fig.] memories of shame or guilt.
among ('mong), prep. [OE on + gemang, mingling, assemblage, crowd.] (webplay: number, possessing).
- Amidst; as part of; in the company of.
- Surrounded by; in the environment of.
- In; inside; within; contained in; below the surface of.
- With; mingled with.
- Hidden in.
- Accompanying; associated with; connected with.
amount, n. [OFr < L. ad + montem, to the hill, hillward, upward.]
Quantity; number; sum; mass; volume; abundance.
Amphitrite, proper n. [Gk.]
Wife of Poseidon; Greek goddess of the sea; mythical mother of Triton; [fig.] the supernatural power of an ocean.
ample (-er, -est), adj. [Fr. < L. ampl-us, large, capacious, abundant.]
- Populous; well-populated; containing numerous people.
- Large; broad; plentiful; full; bountiful; spacious; extensive; great; vast.
- Sufficient; appropriate; adequate; large enough.
- Generous; giving; unselfish; beneficent.
ample, adv. [see ample, adj.]
With more ease; more conveniently.
amplitude, n. [Fr. < L. 'breadth'.]
- Greatness; prominence; importance; advancement; development; self-fulfillment.
- Extent; expanse; space; spaciousness.
amply, adv. [see ample, adj.] (webplay: sufficiently).
Sufficiently; adequately; enough.
amputate (-ed), v. [L. amb, about + putā-re, to prune.]
- Remove surgically; [as verbal adj.] lost; gone; unseen.
- Cut off; take away; [fig.] spurn; reject; refuse.
amulet, n. [Fr. or L.] (webplay: worn).
- Ornament; little fragment.
- Talisman; bauble; protective charm; lucky necklace or pin; trinket worn for good fortune; [fig.] flower; blossom.