[ey-muh s]


a Minor Prophet of the 8th century b.c.
a book of the Bible bearing his name.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “burden.” Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of amos

Historical Examples of amos

  • Mother says, 'Ezry an' Amos, won't you never get through eatin'?

  • He and his agent, the Hon. Amos Kendall, determined to rely on private enterprise.

  • Amos has had to come to draggin' me round by degrees, an' I don't go off the lower floor.

    Tiverton Tales

    Alice Brown

  • The guard's gaze shifted from them to the trembling figure of Amos Peabody.

    Slaves of Mercury

    Nat Schachner

  • The Earth people revolted, under the leadership of Amos Peabody.

    Slaves of Mercury

    Nat Schachner

British Dictionary definitions for amos


noun Old Testament

a Hebrew prophet of the 8th century bc
the book containing his oracles
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for amos


masc. proper name; third of the prophets in the Old Testament; from Greek, from Hebrew Amos, literally "borne (by God)."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper