[ ey-men, ah-men ]
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  1. it is so; so be it (used after a prayer, creed, or other formal statement to express solemn ratification or agreement).

  1. verily; truly.

  1. an utterance of the interjection “amen.”

  2. a musical setting for such an utterance.

  1. an expression of concurrence or assent: The committee gave its amen to the proposal.

Origin of amen

First recorded before 1000; Middle English, Old English, from Late Latin, from Greek amḗn, from Hebrew āmēn “certainly”; akin to Arabic ʼāmana, Hebrew he'ĕmîn “to believe”

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Other definitions for Amen (2 of 2)


or A·mon

[ ah-muhn ]

nounEgyptian Mythology.
  1. a primeval deity worshiped especially at Thebes, the personification of air or breath represented as either a ram or a goose (later identified with Amen-Ra). Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use amen in a sentence

  • Rameses-meri-amen, son of Tum, out of his loins, loved of him.

    Cleopatra's Needle | James King
  • Then there was but one voice in that assembly, the voice of a loud amen.

    The Bondman | Hall Caine

British Dictionary definitions for amen (1 of 2)


/ (ˌeɪˈmɛn, ˌɑːˈmɛn) /

  1. so be it!: a term used at the end of a prayer or religious statement

  1. the use of the word amen, as at the end of a prayer

  2. say amen to to express strong approval of or support for (an assertion, hope, etc)

Origin of amen

C13: via Late Latin via Greek from Hebrew āmēn certainly

British Dictionary definitions for Amen (2 of 2)


Amon or Amn

/ (ˈɑːmən) /

  1. Egyptian myth a local Theban god, having a ram's head and symbolizing life and fertility, identified by the Egyptians with the national deity Amen-Ra

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