from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One of the two raised stands in early Christian churches from which parts of the service were chanted or read.
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- n. A raised platform in an early Christian church; a podium or pulpit.
- n. An ambulance driver.
- n. An ambulance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A large pulpit or reading desk, in the early Christian churches.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In early Christian churches and basilicas, a raised desk or pulpit from which certain parts of the service were read or chanted and sermons were preached.
- n. In anatomy, a circumferential fibrocartilage; a fibrocartilaginous ring surrounding an articular cavity, as the glenoid fossa of the scapula and the cotyloid fossa of the innominate bone. Also written ambon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it
The altar, like the ambo is now given greater substantiality and gravitas.
I had many opportunities of communicating with the natives of Rumbo, and they have clearly a peculiar dialect, resembling exactly what you mention of substituting the final o for a, as in the word ambo for amba.
"Plus which, there are a lot more people on duty at casualty than we have and we're dealing with 10 or 20 or 30 times the calls the ambo are."
Today, when we refer to "ambo" most would tend to think of a small, podium like structure from whence the gospel is proclaimed, but of course, one also saw much grander structures particularly in certain earlier centuries.
The really interesting part of this story here is that the Bishop's appearance at the Basilica in Minneapolis scheduled for March 28 was cancelled according the announcement from the "ambo" boy, do I hate that word that he was ill and his physicians ordered no travelling.
“mastabah” or stone bench, is often a tall platform and in mosques is a kind of ambo railed round and supported by columns.
"mastabah" or stone bench, is often a tall platform and in mosques is a kind of ambo railed round and supported by columns.
Re the ambo crews: my mate drives for an on-call doctor.
And ambo crews aren ` t allowed to put a window in to gain access to a patient, right?
I feel very strongly that ALL public servants (including police, ambo, teachers etc) should be allowed to exercise their common Law right of self-defence.