Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A river of northwest Germany flowing about 370 km (230 mi) to the North Sea at the Netherlands border.

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  • proper noun A nickname for Emma or Emily

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Examples

  • A tragic accident made her a widow at the tender age of 28 and released a river of emotion from deep within that comes out as periodic blog tributes to life with her late husband, Emrys 'Ems' Davies.

    Denis Campbell: Journeying Alone Together

  • A tragic accident made her a widow at the tender age of 28 and released a river of emotion from deep within that comes out as periodic blog tributes to life with her late husband, Emrys 'Ems' Davies.

    Denis Campbell: Journeying Alone Together

  • A fully informed nation would be considered safer and more peace-secure than a nation whose opinion was based upon coloured official reports, "Ems" telegrams of 1870 and 1914 variety, and eleventh-hour appeals to passion, fear and God.

    Germany, The Next Republic?

  • Thence they proceded to the other German watering places, such as Ems, Weisbaden and Hamburg.

    Life of Hon. Phineas T. Barnum

  • Ruth - who won Best Blog in Wales and Best Writing on a Blog in our Wales Blog Awards this week - admits she will never recover from the loss of her "Ems" but her hugely honest account of her feelings since her husband's death give her some comfort and purpose.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • "Ems," returned his Excellency, with great rapidity of utterance, "Ems is a charming place, at least to me.

    Vivian Grey

  • My Ems and I like to tally up how many belligerent men we encounter, how many chicks are lookin 'a hotass mess before noon even hits, how many free beads we can get from strangers, how many random people ask me to take pictures with them (and how many I actually oblige) and how many G's we can find.

    Alyssa Jung: Bills Hope to Tame Jags

  • My Ems and I like to tally up how many belligerent men we encounter, how many chicks are lookin 'a hotass mess before noon even hits, how many free beads we can get from strangers, how many random people ask me to take pictures with them (and how many I actually oblige) and how many G's we can find.

    Alyssa Jung: Bills Hope to Tame Jags

  • That is when Ruth's memories of Ems come out the strongest and she reaches a point where she feels she 'must' share them.

    Denis Campbell: Journeying Alone Together

  • Questions about Ems transported her to a place where words tumbled from within like a torrent but were always delivered looking for the utmost clarity as if she personally owed it to Ems to get every word and memory precisely correct.

    Denis Campbell: Journeying Alone Together

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