a Japanese diver, usually a woman, who tends underwater oyster beds used in the cultivation of pearls.
Other definitions for -ama (2 of 3)
variant of -orama, occurring as the final element in compounds when the first element is a disyllable ending in -r, used so that the entire word maintains the same number of syllables as panorama : rollerama; Futurama.
Other definitions for A.M.A. (3 of 3)
American Management Association.
American Medical Association.
American Motorcycle Association.
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How to use ama in a sentence
“It's super boring to see people sit around and draw grids all day,” show host Ryan Devlin host explained on a reddit ama.I Want to See Your Spreadsheets, Baby: MTV’s ‘Are You the One?’ Is a Mathematical Orgy | Brandy Zadrozny | December 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On Monday, Grandin participated in a Reddit Ask Me Anything (ama), and the questions were as diverse as her career.The Most Inspiring Bits of Temple Grandin’s Reddit AMA | Emily Shire | November 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The most interesting personal information Grandin shared during the ama was the sexism she faced during the start of her career.The Most Inspiring Bits of Temple Grandin’s Reddit AMA | Emily Shire | November 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“We are competing with a Park Ranger ama,” reassured one aide.Can New York Democrat Zephyr Teachout Stop Governor Andrew Cuomo? | David Freedlander | August 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Williams was recently asked what his favorite memory was of Reeve during a very revealing Reddit ama.Robin Williams and Christopher Reeve's Epic Friendship and the Greatest Williams Story Ever Told | Marlow Stern | August 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Probably a corruption of the popular term “Kafir,” ama being the plural sign.The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley | Bertram Mitford
So true is the Italian proverb: Ogn' un ama la giustizia in cosa d altrui.The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Complete | Jean Jacques Rousseau
His brown Norfolk jacket was open, and he carried a brand new, though somewhat shapeless pan-ama hat in his hand.West Wind Drift | George Barr McCutcheon
Mourakoumo means “clouds of clouds”; ama means “heaven”; tsurogi means “sword.”Mythical Monsters | Charles Gould
The violin-makers of Cremona came, as we have said, from Brescia, beginning with the ama-tis.Great Violinists And Pianists | George T. Ferris
British Dictionary definitions for AMA
American Medical Association
Australian Medical Association
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