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a vial of amyl nitrate.
a female given name: from a French word meaning “beloved.”.
Alexander, 1757–1804, American statesman and writer on government: the first Secretary of the Treasury 1789–97; mortally wounded by Aaron Burr in a duel.
Alice, 1869–1970, U.S. physician, educator, and toxicologist.
Edith, 1867–1963, U.S. classical scholar and writer.
Lady Emma (Amy or Emily, Lyon) 1765?–1815, mistress of Viscount Nelson.
Sir Ian Standish Monteith
[mon-teeth] /ˈmɒn tiθ/ (Show IPA), 1853–1947, British general.
Sir William, 1788–1856, Scottish philosopher.
Sir William Rowan
[roh-uh n] /ˈroʊ ən/ (Show IPA), 1805–65, Irish mathematician and astronomer.
former name of .
Also called Grand River. a river flowing E through S Labrador into the Atlantic. 600 miles (965 km).
Mount, a mountain of the Coast Range in California, near San Jose: site of Lick Observatory. 4209 feet (1283 meters).
a seaport in SE Ontario, in SE Canada, on Lake Ontario.
a city on central North Island, in New Zealand.
an administrative district in the Strathclyde region, in S Scotland. 50 sq. mi. (130 sq. km).
a city in this district, SE of Glasgow.
a city in SW Ohio.
a seaport in and the capital of Bermuda.
a male given name.
Contemporary Examples

“We liked the duality of these low-plunging costumes because amy could slip from being confident to vulnerable,” says Wilkinson.
Creating American Hustle’s Sexy, Oscar-Nominated Look: From Pasties to The Plaza Marlow Stern February 22, 2014

And finally—do you ever get mistaken for amy Sedaris, another blonde with a multifaceted career?
Not So Wicked Kara Cutruzzula April 21, 2009

amy wanted to open a day-care center when she grew up and to have eight kids of her own.
The Cops Who Found Out the Truth About GM’s Deadly Cars—in 2006 Michael Daly July 16, 2014

amy Cortese has written for The New York Times, Business Week and Portfolio.
The Vodka Bubble Bursts Amy Cortese December 21, 2009

Indeed, in the entire episode, amy is never shown making a single dessert.
Amy’s Baking Company: A Real-Life Kitchen Nightmare Tricia Romano May 14, 2013

Historical Examples

We do not know, in short, whether Dudley and amy were in love with each other or not.
The Valet’s Tragedy and Other Stories Andrew Lang

“Well, amy, this is all,” said Aunt Winnifred with a quiver in her voice.
Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903 Lucy Maud Montgomery

It is not to be denied that she is shaking amy when the Colonel once more intrudes.
Alice Sit-By-The-Fire J. M. Barrie

See that amy Mathewson has a good time in my absence, will you?
Red Pepper Burns Grace S. Richmond

amy Lou was sleepy but would not leave the scene without a fuss.
Betty Lee, Freshman David Goodger (goodger@python.org)

a port in central Canada, in S Ontario on Lake Ontario: iron and steel industry. Pop: 618 820 (2001)
a city in New Zealand, on central North Island. Pop: 129 300 (2004 est)
a town in S Scotland, in South Lanarkshire near Glasgow. Pop: 48 546 (2001)
the capital and chief port of Bermuda. Pop: 3461 (2000)
the former name of Churchill (sense 1)
Alexander. ?1757–1804, American statesman. He was a leader of the Federalists and as first secretary of the Treasury (1789–95) established a federal bank
Lady Emma. ?1765–1815, mistress of Nelson
James, 1st Duke of Hamilton. 1606–49, Scottish supporter of Charles I in the English Civil War: defeated by Cromwell at the Battle of Preston and executed
Lewis (Carl). born 1985, English racing driver; Formula One world champion (2008)
Richard. 1922–2011, British artist: a pioneer of the pop art style
Sir William Rowan. 1805–65, Irish mathematician: founded Hamiltonian mechanics and formulated the theory of quaternions

fem. proper name, from Old French Amee, literally “beloved,” from fem. past participle of amer “to love,” from Latin amare, perhaps from PIE *am-a-, suffixed form of root *am-, a Latin and Celtic root forming various nursery words for “mother, aunt,” etc. (cf. Latin amita “aunt”).

Hamilton Ham·il·ton (hām’əl-tən), Alice. 1869-1970.

American toxicologist and physician known for her research on occupational poisons and her book Industrial Poisons in the United States (1925).


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