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noun, plural am·bo·nes [am-boh-neez] /æmˈboʊ niz/.
  1. ambo.
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  1. an island in the central Moluccas, in E Indonesia. 314 sq. mi. (813 sq. km).
  2. a seaport on this island.
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Also Amboina.
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Examples from the Web for ambon

Historical Examples

  • The burghers of Ambon show more of the Dutch element in their composition.

    Through the Malay Archipelago

    Emily Richings

  • Internally there is a rather remarkable pulpit or ambon on the north side of the nave.

  • The organ is on the north side in the bay east of the gallery, and is reached through the ambon on the Gospel side.

  • There are six steps up from the nave to the altar, and there is an ambon on each side of them entered from the altar side.

  • It was sometimes expressed without the aspirate, αμβη: hence the place of the oracle was styled Ambon, αμβων.

British Dictionary definitions for ambon


  1. Also: Amboina an island in Indonesia, in the Moluccas. Capital: Amboina. Area: 1000 sq km (386 sq miles)
  2. Also: Amboina (æmˈbɔɪnə) a port in the Moluccas, the capital of Ambon (Amboina) island
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