5 letter word starting with am

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
amain noun With might; with full force; vigorously; violently; exceedingly., At full speed; in great haste; also, at once., To lower, as a sail, a yard, etc., To lower the topsail, in token of surrender; to yield.
amass verb t. To collect into a mass or heap; to gather a great quantity of; to accumulate; as, to amass a treasure or a fortune; to amass words or phrases., A mass; a heap.
amate verb t. To dismay; to dishearten; to daunt., To be a mate to; to match.
amaze verb t. To bewilder; to stupefy; to bring into a maze., To confound, as by fear, wonder, extreme surprise; to overwhelm with wonder; to astound; to astonish greatly., To be astounded., Bewilderment, arising from fear, surprise, or wonder; amazement.
ambi- A prefix meaning about, around; — used in words derived from the Latin.
amber noun A yellowish translucent resin resembling copal, found as a fossil in alluvial soils, with beds of lignite, or on the seashore in many places. It takes a fine polish, and is used for pipe mouthpieces, beads, etc., and as a basis for a fine varnish. By friction, it becomes strongly electric., Amber color, or anything amber-colored; a clear light yellow; as, the amber of the sky., Ambergris., The balsam, liquidambar., Consisting of amber; made of amber., Resembling amber, especially in color; amber-colored., To scent or flavor with ambergris; as, ambered wine., To preserve in amber; as, an ambered fly.
ambit noun Circuit or compass.
amble verb i. To go at the easy gait called an amble; — applied to the horse or to its rider., To move somewhat like an ambling horse; to go easily or without hard shocks., A peculiar gait of a horse, in which both legs on the same side are moved at the same time, alternating with the legs on the other side., A movement like the amble of a horse.
ambos plural of Ambo
ambon noun Same as Ambo.
ambry noun In churches, a kind of closet, niche, cupboard, or locker for utensils, vestments, etc., A store closet, as a pantry, cupboard, etc., Almonry.
ameer noun Alt. of Amir
amend verb t. To change or modify in any way for the better, by simply removing what is erroneous, corrupt, superfluous, faulty, and the like;, by supplying deficiencies;, by substituting something else in the place of what is removed; to rectify., To grow better by rectifying something wrong in manners or morals; to improve.
ament noun A species of inflorescence; a catkin.
amess noun Amice, a hood or cape. See 2d Amice.
amice noun A square of white linen worn at first on the head, but now about the neck and shoulders, by priests of the Roman Catholic Church while saying Mass., A hood, or cape with a hood, made of lined with gray fur, formerly worn by the clergy; — written also amess, amyss, and almuce.
amide noun A compound formed by the union of amidogen with an acid element or radical. It may also be regarded as ammonia in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by an acid atom or radical.
amido adjective Containing, or derived from, amidogen.
amine noun One of a class of strongly basic substances derived from ammonia by replacement of one or more hydrogen atoms by a basic atom or radical.
amiss adverb Astray; faultily; improperly; wrongly; ill., Wrong; faulty; out of order; improper; as, it may not be amiss to ask advice., A fault, wrong, or mistake.
amity noun Friendship, in a general sense, between individuals, societies, or nations; friendly relations; good understanding; as, a treaty of amity and commerce; the amity of the Whigs and Tories.
among preposition Alt. of Amongst
amort adjective As if dead; lifeless; spiritless; dejected; depressed.
amour noun Love; affection., Love making; a love affair; usually, an unlawful connection in love; a love intrigue; an illicit love affair.
amove verb t. To remove, as a person or thing, from a position., To dismiss from an office or station., To move or be moved; to excite.
ample adjective Large; great in size, extent, capacity, or bulk; spacious; roomy; widely extended., Fully sufficient; abundant; liberal; copious; as, an ample fortune; ample justice., Not contracted of brief; not concise; extended; diffusive; as, an ample narrative.
amply adverb In an ample manner.
ampul noun Same as Ampulla, 2.
ampyx noun A woman’s headband (sometimes of metal), for binding the front hair.
amsel noun Alt. of Amzel
amzel noun The European ring ousel (Turdus torquatus).
amuck adjective & adverb In a frenzied and reckless manner.
amuse verb To occupy or engage the attention of; to lose in deep thought; to absorb; also, to distract; to bewilder., To entertain or occupy in a pleasant manner; to stir with pleasing or mirthful emotions; to divert., To keep in expectation; to beguile; to delude., To muse; to mediate.
amyss noun Same as Amice, a hood or cape.