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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 am·ber /ˈæmbɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 am·ber /ˈæmbɚ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Am·ber n.
 1. Min. A yellowish translucent resin resembling copal, found as a fossil in alluvial soils, with beds of lignite, or on the seashore in many places. It takes a fine polish, and is used for pipe mouthpieces, beads, etc., and as a basis for a fine varnish. By friction, it becomes strongly electric.
 2. Amber color, or anything amber-colored; a clear light yellow; as, the amber of the sky.
 3. Ambergris. [Obs.]
    You that smell of amber at my charge.   --Beau. & Fl.
 4. The balsam, liquidambar.
 Black amber, and old and popular name for jet.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Am·ber, a.
 1. Consisting of amber; made of amber.   Amber bracelets.”
 2. Resembling amber, especially in color; amber-colored.   “The amber morn.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Am·ber, v. t. [p. p. & p. a. Ambered .]
 1. To scent or flavor with ambergris; as, ambered wine.
 2. To preserve in amber; as, an ambered fly.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : a medium to dark brownish yellow color [syn: brownish-yellow,
      n 1: a deep yellow color; "an amber light illuminated the room";
           "he admired the gold of her hair" [syn: gold]
      2: a hard yellowish to brownish translucent fossil resin; used
         for jewelry

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (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.