Amber



a pale yellow, sometimes reddish or brownish, fossil resin of vegetable origin, translucent, brittle, and capable of gaining a negative electrical charge by friction and of being an excellent insulator: used for making jewelry and other ornamental articles.
the yellowish-brown color of resin.
of the color of amber; yellowish-brown:
amber fields of grain.
made of amber:
amber earrings.
a female given name.
Contemporary Examples

OK, amber Frey, that question is answered in my book in the chapter about amber Frey.
My Gloria Allred Nightmare Tricia Romano June 12, 2012

(4) She’s Super Close With Her Daughters: Davis likes to spend quality time with her two daughters: amber, 31, and Dru, 24.
13 Things You Didn’t Know About Wendy Davis Erin Cunningham August 14, 2013

amber Barnett, a law student at University of St. Thomas, said afterward that she was shocked by the boos.
Young Republicans Clash Benjamin Sarlin February 19, 2010

“What this has evolved to for amber and I is unbelievable,” Mariano said.
Survivor Winner Boston Rob on His $1 Million Prize Maria Elena Fernandez May 15, 2011

Savor every time you find yourself, in the words of Vonnegut, “trapped in the amber of the moment.”
The Making of ‘Boyhood’: Richard Linklater’s 12-Year Journey to Create An American Masterpiece Marlow Stern July 9, 2014

Historical Examples

amber, dear, you must come to us at the Hall; this is no place for you now.
Newton Forster Captain Frederick Marryat

These properties of amber and lodestone appear to have been widely known.
Heroes of the Telegraph J. Munro

They are all stimulant and antispasmodic, and are used either internally or as a friction, like oil of amber.
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley

As he spoke he gave a muttered curse and switched on his amber fog-light.
Poisoned Air Sterner St. Paul Meek

There exists an enormous literature concerning amber and the Prussian amber industry.
On the magnet, magnetick bodies also, and on the great magnet the earth William Gilbert of Colchester

noun

a yellow or yellowish-brown hard translucent fossil resin derived from extinct coniferous trees that occurs in Tertiary deposits and often contains trapped insects. It is used for jewellery, ornaments, etc
(as modifier): an amber necklace, related adjective succinic

fly in amber, a strange relic or reminder of the past

a medium to dark brownish-yellow colour, often somewhat orange, similar to that of the resin
(as adjective): an amber dress

an amber traffic light used as a warning between red and green
n.

mid-14c., “ambergris, perfume made from ambergris,” from Old French ambre, from Medieval Latin ambar “ambergris,” from Arabic ‘anbar “ambergris.” In Europe, the sense was extended, inexplicably, to fossil resins from the Baltic (late 13c. in Anglo-Latin; c.1400 in English), which has become the main sense as the use of ambergris has waned. This formerly was known as white or yellow amber to distinguish it from ambergris, which word entered English early 15c. from French, which distinguished the two substances as ambre gris and amber jaune. The classical word for Baltic amber was electrum (cf. electric).
amber
(ām’bər)

A hard, translucent, brownish-yellow substance that is the fossilized resin of ancient trees. It often contains fossil insects.

Our Living Language : Certain trees, especially conifers, produce a sticky substance called resin to protect themselves against insects. Normally, it decays in oxygen through the action of bacteria. However, if the resin happens to fall into wet mud or sand containing little oxygen, it can harden and eventually fossilize, becoming the yellowish, translucent substance known as amber. If any insects or other organisms are trapped in the resin before it hardens, they can be preserved, often in exquisite detail. By studying these preserved organisms, scientists are able learn key facts about life on Earth millions of years ago.

language
1. A functional programming language which adds CSP-like concurrency, multiple inheritance and persistence to ML and generalises its type system. It is similar to Galileo. Programs must be written in two type faces, roman and italics! It has both static types and dynamic types.
There is an implementation for Macintosh.
[“Amber”, L. Cardelli, TR Bell Labs, 1984].
2. An object-oriented distributed language based on a subset of C++, developed at Washington University in the late 1980s.
(1994-12-08)

(Ezek. 1:4, 27; 8:2. Heb., hashmal, rendered by the LXX. elektron, and by the Vulgate electrum), a metal compounded of silver and gold. Some translate the word by “polished brass,” others “fine brass,” as in Rev. 1:15; 2:18. It was probably the mixture now called electrum. The word has no connection, however, with what is now called amber, which is a gummy substance, reckoned as belonging to the mineral kingdom though of vegetable origin, a fossil resin.

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