American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Greek Mythology A member of a nation of women warriors reputed to have lived in Scythia.
- n. A tall, aggressive, strong-willed woman.
- n. A small green parrot of the genus Amazona, having a short tail and red-and-blue wings, native to Central and South America.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Gr. Legend, one of a race of women who dwelt on the coast of the Black Sea and in the Caucasus mountains. They formed a state from which men were excluded, devoted themselves to war and hunting, and were often in conflict with the Greeks in the heroic age. The Amazons and their contests were a favorite theme in Grecian art and story.
- n. A warlike or masculine woman; hence, a quarrelsome woman; a virago.
- n. A general book-name of any South American parrot, of the genus Chrysotis, of which there are numerous species.
- n. A name of sundry humming-birds: as, the royal amazon, Bellatrix regina.
- n. Greek mythology A member of a mythical race of female warriors inhabiting the Black Sea area.
- n. A female warrior.
- n. A tall, strong, or athletic woman.
- n. A river of South America that flows through Brazil for about 4000 miles to the South Atlantic.
- n. A region including much of this river; specifically, the region of the Amazon Rainforest, or of the Amazon River Basin.
- n. Used attributively in compounds.
- n. Any of the large parrots from the genus Amazona.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One of a fabulous race of female warriors in Scythia; hence, a female warrior.
- n. A tall, strong, masculine woman; a virago.
- n. (Zoöl.) A name numerous species of South American parrots of the genus Chrysotis.
- n. a major South American river; arises in the Andes and flows eastward into the South Atlantic; the world's 2nd longest river (4000 miles)
- n. a large strong and aggressive woman
- n. (Greek mythology) one of a nation of women warriors of Scythia (who burned off the right breast in order to use a bow and arrow more effectively)
- n. mainly green tropical American parrots
- From Spanish, Río Amazonas. It is common belief that the Spanish explorer Francisco de Orellana fought a battle against a tribe of Tapuya savages, in which the women fought alongside the men. He no doubt derived the name from the Amazons in Greek mythology. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Latin Amāzōn, from Greek Amazōn, probably of Iranian origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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These user-created lists contain the word ‘Amazon’.
A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
tiara's color lists rebuilt. ;)
( visual, colors, green, descriptive, randomness )
Inspired by a Twitter exchange between Kory Stamper and other lexicographers about mythical beings with "fabulous" in their definitions.
A list from the 1911 edition of "Words: Their Spelling, Pronunciation, Definition, Application" by the Gregg Publishing Company.
Looking for tweets for Amazon.