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[am-brohz] /ˈæm broʊz/
Saint, a.d. 340?–397, bishop of Milan 374–397.
a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “immortal.”.
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Ambrosian [am-broh-zhuh n] /æmˈbroʊ ʒən/ (Show IPA), adjective Unabridged
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  • When both of them had returned to the gig Ambrose drove on in silence with an uncommonly bored face.

    The Loves of Ambrose Margaret Vandercook
  • Ambrose—Where be these maskers, fool?Collin—Everywhere, sage!

    Cruel As The Grave Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  • He remembered that once, on a previous visit he had found her thus looking out when Ambrose and he had walked late one night.

    Mrs. Severn, Vol. 1 (of 3) Mary Elizabeth Carter
  • Oh, in bed with a headache,” laughed Ambrose, “like everybody else this morning.

    Out in the Forty-Five Emily Sarah Holt
  • So they treated him for a little while with a certain respect, and no one said “Ambrose is afraid.”

    The Hawthorns Amy Walton
British Dictionary definitions for Ambrose


Saint. ?340–397 ad, bishop of Milan; built up the secular power of the early Christian Church; also wrote music and Latin hymns. Feast day: Dec 7 or April 4
Curtly (ˈkɜːtlɪ). born 1963, Antiguan cricketer; played for the West Indies 1987–2000
Derived Forms
Ambrosian, adjective
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Word Origin and History for Ambrose

masc. proper name, from Latin Ambrosius, from Greek ambrosios "immortal, belonging to the immortals" (see ambrosia). The Ambrosian Library in Milan is named for Saint Ambrose (d.397), bishop of Milan.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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