Dictionary: A-MO'NI-AN – A-MOV'ING

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A-MO'NI-AN, a. [from Amon or Hamon, a title of Jupiter, or rather of the sun; Ar. Heb. and Ch. חם, חמה, Ham or Camah, which, as a verb, signifies to heat or warm, and as a noun, heat or the sun; and in Arabic, the supreme God.]

Pertaining to Jupiter Ammon, or to his temple and worship in Upper Egypt. – Bryant.

AM-O-RA'DO, n. [L. amor, love, amo, to love. But the word is ill formed.]

A lover. See Inamorato, which is chiefly used. – Ch. Rel. Appeal.

A-MORE, n.

A name given by Marcgrave to a tribe of fish, of three species, the pixuma, guacu, and tinga. They are found about the shores of South America, and are used for food. – Cyc. Dict. of Nat. Hist.


A sect of Gemaric doctors or commentators of the Jerusalem Talmud. The Amoreans were followed by the Mishnic doctors, and these by the Sebureans.

AM-O-RET', n. [L. amor, love; Fr. amourette.]

A lover; an amorous woman; also a love knot or a trifling love affair. – Good's Sacred Idyls. Chaucer.

AM'O-RIST, n. [L. amor, love.]

A lover; a gallant; an inamorato. – Boyle.

AM-O-RO'SA, n.

A wanton woman.

AM-O-RO'SO, n. [It. from amor, love.]

A lover; a man enamored.

AM'O-ROUS, a. [Fr. amoreux; It. amoroso; from L. amor, love.]

  1. Inclined to love; having a propensity to love, or to sexual enjoyment; loving; fond.
  2. In love; enamored. – Shak.
  3. Pertaining or relating to love; produced by love; indicating love; as, amorous delight; amorous airs. – Milton. Waller.

AM'O-ROUS-LY, adv.

In an amorous manner; fondly; lovingly.


The quality of being inclined to love, or to sexual pleasure; fondness; lovingness. – Sidney.

A-MORPH'A, n. [Gr. α neg. and μορφη, form.]

A genus of plants.

A-MORPH'OUS, a. [Gr. α neg. and μορφη, form.]

Having no determinate form; of irregular shape; not of any regular figure. – Kirwan.


Irregularity of form; deviation from a determinate shape. – Swift.

A-MORT', adv. [L. mors, mortuus.]

In the state of the dead. – Shak.


The act or right of alienating lands or tenements to a corporation, which was considered formerly as transferring them to dead hands, as such alienations were mostly made to religious houses for superstitious uses. – Blackstone.

A-MORT'IZE, v.t. [Norm. amortizer, amortir; Sp. amortizar, to sell in mortmain; It. ammortire, to extinguish, from morte; L. mors, death. See Mortmain.]

In English law, to alienate in mortmain, that is, to sell to a corporation, sole or aggregate, ecclesiastical or temporal, and their successors. This was considered as selling to dead hands. This cannot be done without the king's license. [See Mortmain.] – Blackstone. Cowel.

A-MO'TION, n. [L. amotio; amoveo.]

Removal. – Warton.

A-MOUNT', n.

  1. The sum total of two or more particular sums or quantities; as, the amount of 7 and 9 is 16.
  2. The effect, substance or result; the sum; as, the amount of the testimony is this.

A-MOUNT', v.t. [Fr. monter, to ascend; Norm. amont, upward; Sp. Port. montar; It. montare; from L. mons, a mountain, or its root; W. mynyz.]

  1. To rise to or reach, by an accumulation of particulars, into an aggregate whole; to compose in the whole; as, the interest on the several sums amounts to fifty dollars.
  2. To rise, reach, or extend to, in effect, or substance; to result in, by consequence, when all things are considered; as, the testimony of these witnesses amounts to very little. – Bacon.


Rising to, by accumulation or addition; coming or increasing to; resulting in effect or substance.

A-MOUR', n. [Fr. from L. amor, love.]

An unlawful connection in love; a love intrigue; an affair of gallantry. – South.

A-MOV'AL, n. [L. amoveo.]

Total removal. [Not used.] – Evelyn.

A-MOVE', v.t. [L. amoveo, a and moveo, to move.]

To remove. [Not used.] – Hall. Spenser.


Moving away.