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Amazon

[ am-uh-zon, -zuhn ]
/ ˈæm əˌzɒn, -zən /
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noun
Trademark.
the brand name of a retail website, launched in 1995, that has expanded to include cloud computing and other services.
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Origin of Amazon

From Latin Amazōn, from Greek Amazṓn, of obscure origin
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How to use Amazon in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for Amazon (1 of 3)

amazon
/ (ˈæməzən) /

noun
any of various tropical American parrots of the genus Amazona, such as A. farinosa (green amazon), having a short tail and mainly green plumage

British Dictionary definitions for Amazon (2 of 3)

Amazon1
/ (ˈæməzən) /

noun
Greek myth one of a race of women warriors of Scythia near the Black Sea
one of a legendary tribe of female warriors of South America
(often not capital) any tall, strong, or aggressive woman

Derived forms of Amazon

Amazonian (ˌæməˈzəʊnɪən), adjective

Word Origin for Amazon

C14: via Latin from Greek Amazōn, of uncertain origin

British Dictionary definitions for Amazon (3 of 3)

Amazon2
/ (ˈæməzən) /

noun
a river in South America, rising in the Peruvian Andes and flowing east through N Brazil to the Atlantic: in volume, the largest river in the world; navigable for 3700 km (2300 miles). Length: over 6440 km (4000 miles). Area of basin: over 5 827 500 sq km (2 250 000 sq miles)
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