Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: A-MAL'GAM-ATE – AM-AUR-O'SIS
To compound or unite in an amalgam; to blend.
- To compound quicksilver with another metal. Gregory uses amalgamize.
- To mix different things, to make a compound; to unite.
Compounded with quicksilver; blended.
Compounding quicksilver with another metal.
- The act or operation of compounding mercury with another metal. – Encyc.
- The mixing or blending of different things.
A large aquatic fowl of Mexico. – Dict. of Nat. Hist.
A green marble, having the appearance of honey-comb, and containing white spots; of 100 parts, 76 are mild calcarious earth, 20 shist and 2 iron. The cellular appearance proceeds from the shist. – Kirwan. Nicholson.
A-MAN-U-EN'SIS, n. [L. from manus, hand.]
A person whose employment is to write what another dictates.
AM'A-RANTH, or AM-A-RAN'TUS, n. [Gr. αμαραντος, of α neg. and μαραινω, to decay; so called, it is said, because, when cropped, it does not soon wither.]
Flower-gentle; a genus of plants, of many species. Of these the tricolored has long been cultivated in gardens, on account of the beauty of its variegated leaves. – Encyc.
A color inclining to purple. – Cyc.
Belonging to amaranth; consisting of, containing, or resembling amaranth.
A-MAR'I-TUDE, n. [L. amaritudo, from amarus, bitter; from Heb. מר, bitter.]
Bitterness. [Not much used.]
AM-A-RYL'LIS, n. [The name of a country girl in Theocritus and Virgil.]
In botany, lily-daffodil, a genus of liliaceous plants of several species, which are cultivated in gardens for the beauty of their flowers. – Encyc.
An assemblage, heap or accumulation. [This is superseded by Mass.]
A-MASS', v.t. [Fr. amasser; It. ammassare; L. massa, a heap or lump; Gr. μαζα. See Mass.]
- To collect into a heap; to gather a great quantity; to accumulate; as, to amass a treasure.
- To collect in great numbers; to add many things together; as, to amass words or phrases.
Collected in a heap, or in a great quantity or number; accumulated.
Collecting in a heap, or in a large quantity or number.
A heap collected; a large quantity or number brought together; an accumulation.
A-MATE', v.i. [See Mate.]
To accompany; also to terrify, to perplex. [Not used.]
AM-A-TEUR', n. [Fr., from L. amator, a lover, from amo, to love.]
A person attached to a particular pursuit, study or science, as to music or painting; one who has a taste for the arts. – Burke.
Propensity to love.
AM-A-TO'RI-AL, or AM'A-TO-RY, a. [L. amatorius, from amo, to love.]
- Relating to love; amatorial verses; causing love; as, amatory potions; produced by sexual intercourse; as, amotorial progeny. – Darwin.
- In anatomy, a term applied to the oblique muscles of the eye, from their use in ogling.
In an amatorial manner; by way of love. – Darwin.
Pertaining to love. – Milton.
AM-AUR-O'SIS, n. [Gr. αμαυρος, obscure.]
A loss or decay of sight from a palsy of the optic nerve, without any visible defect in the eye, except an immovable pupil; called also gutta serena. Sometimes the disease is periodical, coming on suddenly, continuing for hours or days, and then disappearing. It has sometimes been cured by electricity. – Encyc. Coxe.