[ ey-mee ]
/ ˈeɪ mi /

noun, plural a·mies. Slang.

a vial of amyl nitrate.

Nearby words

  1. amusement tax,
  2. amusia,
  3. amusing,
  4. amusive,
  5. amvets,
  6. amyclas,
  7. amycus,
  8. amyelia,
  9. amyelination,
  10. amyelinic

Origin of amy

by shortening


[ ey-mee ]
/ ˈeɪ mi /


a female given name: from a French word meaning “beloved.”


[ ham-uh l-tuh n ]
/ ˈhæm əl tən /

noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for amy

British Dictionary definitions for amy


/ (ˈhæməltən) /


a port in central Canada, in S Ontario on Lake Ontario: iron and steel industry. Pop: 618 820 (2001)
a city in New Zealand, on central North Island. Pop: 129 300 (2004 est)
a town in S Scotland, in South Lanarkshire near Glasgow. Pop: 48 546 (2001)
the capital and chief port of Bermuda. Pop: 3461 (2000)
the former name of Churchill (def. 1)


/ (ˈhæməltən) /


Alexander. ?1757–1804, American statesman. He was a leader of the Federalists and as first secretary of the Treasury (1789–95) established a federal bank
Lady Emma. ?1765–1815, mistress of Nelson
James, 1st Duke of Hamilton. 1606–49, Scottish supporter of Charles I in the English Civil War: defeated by Cromwell at the Battle of Preston and executed
Lewis (Carl) . born 1985, English racing driver; Formula One world champion (2008)
Richard. 1922–2011, British artist: a pioneer of the pop art style
Sir William Rowan. 1805–65, Irish mathematician: founded Hamiltonian mechanics and formulated the theory of quaternions
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Word Origin and History for amy


fem. proper name, from Old French Amee, literally "beloved," from fem. past participle of amer "to love," from Latin amare, perhaps from PIE *am-a-, suffixed form of root *am-, a Latin and Celtic root forming various nursery words for "mother, aunt," etc. (cf. Latin amita "aunt").

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for amy


[ hăməl-tən ]
Alice 1869-1970

American toxicologist and physician known for her research on occupational poisons and her book Industrial Poisons in the United States (1925).

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