from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- interj. Used at the end of a prayer or a statement to express assent or approval.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. At the end of Judeo-Christian prayers: so be it.
- adv. At the end of a creed or in Biblical translations: truly, verily.
- interj. An expression of strong agreement.
- n. An instance of saying ‘amen’.
- n. A title of Christ; the Faithful One (especially with reference to Revelation 3:14)
- v. To say Amen.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- interj. An expression used at the end of prayers, and meaning, So be it. At the end of a creed, it is a solemn asseveration of belief. When it introduces a declaration, it is equivalent to truly, verily.
- transitive v. To say Amen to; to sanction fully.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Verily; truly: retained in the Bible from the original.
- It is so; after a prayer or wish, be it so: a concluding formula used as a solemn expression of concurrence in a formal statement or confession of faith, or in a prayer or wish.
- A mere concluding formula.
- n. He who is true and faithful: retained in the Bible from the original, as a title of Christ.
- n. An expression of concurrence or assent; an assertion of belief.
- n. The concluding word or act; end; conclusion.
- To ratify solemnly; say amen to; approve.
- To say the last word to; end; finish.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a primeval Egyptian personification of air and breath; worshipped especially at Thebes
Middle English, from Old English, from Late Latin āmēn, from Greek, from Hebrew 'āmēn, certainly, verily, from 'āman, to be firm; see אmn in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ecclesiastical Latin āmēn, from Ancient Greek ἀμήν (amēn), from Classical Hebrew אמן (amén, "certainly, truly") (cognate with Arabic آمين (ʾāmīn), Classical Syriac ܐܡܝܢ ('āmēyn)) (Wiktionary)