to excite or energize (usually followed by up):
We were so amped up for the game that we forgot to eat.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble nucleotide, C 10 H 12 N 5 O 3 H 2 PO 4 , obtained by the partial hydrolysis of ATP or of ribonucleic acid, yielding on hydrolysis adenine, ribose, and orthophosphoric acid.
The retail industry knows that to survive, it needs to amp up the experience and add entertainment.
Lousy Marketing—Not Lousy Cars—Killed Detroit Adam Hanft November 23, 2008
To amp up heart rate in the weight room, incorporate total-body movements with limited rest in between sets.
Five Smarter Ways to Train Your Heart DailyBurn December 8, 2013
There is probably even pressure on the True Blood showrunners to amp up the nudity.
‘True Blood’ Premiere: Is Sex the Only Reason We’re Still Watching? Kevin Fallon June 13, 2013
In the moneth of September also this yeare, the kings third sonne was borne at Oxenford, amp; named Richard.
Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (2 of 6): England (5 of 12) Raphael Holinshed
The annexed figures of this hitherto undefined species will clearly show its distinction from amp.
Zoological Illustrations, Volume III William Swainson
amp life was pleasant, aside from the perpetual drilling, marching and countermarching.
The Blue and The Gray A. R. White
He was certain his shout overmodulated every amp tube in the entire World City viewer system.
Brink of Madness Walter J. Sheldon
The amp, speakers, and A/V switcher were all missing from her home theater.
Makers Cory Doctorow
Us Goshen people kind o’ kept together when we set down in the amp’itheater.
Aunt Jane of Kentucky Eliza Calvert Hall
It was now my turn to be excited, and I rushed down to the motor room determined to give her every amp she would take.
Diary of a U-Boat Commander Anonymous
(informal) an amplifier
(Austral, informal) to excite or become excited
Australian Mutual Provident Society
1886 as an abbreviation of ampere; 1967 as an abbreviation of amplifier.
Adenosine monophosphate; a mononucleotide found in animal cells and reversibly convertible to ADP and ATP. Also called adenine nucleotide, adenylic acid.
Short for adenosine monophosphate. An organic compound that is composed of adenosine and one phosphate group. It is one of the nucleotides present in DNA and RNA, and is also the fundamental component of ATP and ADP. During certain cellular metabolic processes, AMP forms from ADP when the latter loses a phosphate group, and AMP forms ADP by acquiring a phosphate group. Chemical formula: C10H14N5O7P.
amp (ampere) [(am-peer)]
A unit of electric current. One ampere corresponds to a certain number of electrons passing a fixed point each second.
Note: A typical household’s electrical supply includes a total of 120 to 200 amps; a typical house circuit carries 15 to 50 amps.
An ampere, the electrical unit of measurement
An audio amplifier, esp one used for electronic musical instruments
An ampoule of a narcotic
1. Algebraic Manipulation Package.
2. Active Measurement Project.
Association for Molecular Pathology
- Amp up
(def 2). to excite or energize (usually followed by up): We were so amped up for the game that we forgot to eat. Contemporary Examples The retail industry knows that to survive, it needs to amp up the experience and add entertainment. Lousy Marketing—Not Lousy Cars—Killed Detroit Adam Hanft November 23, 2008 To amp up […]
- Amp off
amp off jargon (Purdue) To run in background. From the Unix shell “&” (ampersand) operator. [Jargon File] (1995-11-14)
a unit of electric charge noting the amount of electricity transferred by a current of one ampere in one hour, equal to 3600 coulombs. Abbreviation: Ah, amp-hr, amp. hr. Historical Examples One ampere-hour is simply another way of saying 3,600 coulombs. Hawkins Electrical Guide, Number One Nehemiah Hawkins It should register in amperes, one-eighth of […]
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Contemporary Examples And I also read that you were only the second black female director to be accepted into the directing branch of AMPAS. Ava DuVernay on ‘Selma,’ the Racist Sony Emails, and Making Golden Globes History Marlow Stern December 14, 2014 That would keep the speeches short […]