Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A Hebrew prophet of the eighth century B.C. He was the earliest prophet to have a book of the Bible named for him.
  • n. See Table at Bible.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A male given name.
  • proper n. A book of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.
  • proper n. A prophet, author of the book of Amos.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a Hebrew shepherd and minor prophet
  • n. an Old Testament book telling Amos's prophecies

Etymologies

Hebrew 'āmôs; see ʿms in Semitic roots.
After Amos1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Possibly from Hebrew amos "to carry". also burden. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Thus the reference here in Amos is not to that fact, but to the revenge which probably the king of Moab took on the king of Edom, when the forces of Israel and Judah had retired after their successful campaign against Moab, leaving Edom without allies.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Josh : Favorite — excuse me, favouriutéuu — things containing the word Amos, your favorite 3 tweeps you follow, what the Stanley Cup looks like to you, and what you ate for breakfast this morning.

    The Geek6 12-Minute Spontaneous Interview with: David Manly

  • Amos is a notch or two less annoying than Kate Bush.

    Fanatical

  • ABC News 'Sarah Amos is traveling with the former president and transcribed his comments.

    He's back

  • Forced to land for repairs on an unnamed, remote planet, Captain Amos January and crew discover a cache of artifacts left by a cryptic alien race “long before humans went to space.”

    August 4th, 2008

  • Welland as Haymoss (the encrusted form of the word Amos, to adopt the phrase of philologists).

    Two on a Tower

  • Amos is a San Francisco-based actress and comedian, whose wise and funny 1996 one-woman show, “Balancing Act, ” told about being raised for many years by interracial (black and white), interfaith (Baptist and Jewish) lesbian mothers.

    Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat

  • "Amos is one of those guys that may have a zero yard run, but he will also give you a 18 - or 21-yard run somewhere in there,"

    NFL - National Football League - Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland

  • Cornerback Corvin Amos had a 16-yard fumble return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter for Akron, which is a member of the Mid-American Conference and has failed to beat the Hokies in five attempts.

    NCAA Football - Akron vs. Virginia Tech

  • Ps. 140: 5, 141: 9, Amos 3: 5, the Hebrew word used, mokesh, means a noose or "snare," as it is elsewhere rendered

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

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