from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A town of western Massachusetts northeast of Northampton. Amherst College (established 1821) and the main campus of the University of Massachusetts (1863) are here. Emily Dickinson was born in Amherst and lived in the town her entire life. Population: 34,000.
- A town of western New York, a suburb of Buffalo. Population: 117,000.
- Amherst, Jeffrey. Baron Amherst. 1717-1797. British general active in North America during the French and Indian War. He seized Forts Ticonderoga and Crown Point in 1759 and captured Montreal in 1760.
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- proper n. An English surname and baronetcy
- proper n. A town in Massachusetts.
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