Definition of amber noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈæmbə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈæmbər//
    [uncountable] Jewellery
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  1. 1 a hard clear yellowish-brown substance, used in making decorative objects or jewellery amber beads See related entries: Jewellery
  2. 2 a yellowish-brown colour The traffic lights were on amber.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (also in the sense ‘ambergris’): from Old French ambre, from Arabic ‘anbar ‘ambergris’, later ‘amber’.

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