geographical name river about 3900 miles (6276 kilometers) N South America flowing from Peruvian Andes into the Atlantic in N Brazil — see Ucayali, solimoes

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  • Amazon — or Amazons may refer to: * Amazons, members of a legendary nation of female warriors in Greek mythology * more generally, any woman warrior ** History of women in the military ** Dahomey Amazons, an all female regiment of the African kingdom of… …   Wikipedia

  • Amazon — kann sich auf folgende Stichworte beziehen: das Internet Versandhaus den Personenkraftwagen Volvo Amazon englische Übersetzung für Amazone oder Amazonas …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Amazon —    , Amazon River    According to the Greek historian Herodotus, the Amazons were a fierce nation of Scythian women who lived by themselves. They dealt with men only in battle or for procreation, and either killed their sons or sent them to their …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • Amazon — Amazon1 [am′ə zän΄, am′əzən] n. [L < Gr Amazōn, of unknown orig., but deriv. by folk etym. < a , without + mazos, breast, hence the story that the Amazons cut off one breast to facilitate archery] 1. Gr. Myth. any of a race of female… …   English World dictionary

  • Amazon — Am a*zon, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?.] 1. One of a fabulous race of female warriors in Scythia; hence, a female warrior. [1913 Webster] 2. A tall, strong, masculine woman; a virago. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zo[ o]l.) A name numerous species of South American… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amazon — 1.) the Amazon a river in South America, which goes through Peru and Brazil and is the second longest river in the world 2.) literary a strong, tall woman >amazonian adj …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Amazon — late 14c., from Gk. Amazon (mostly in plural Amazones) one of a race of female warriors in Scythia, probably from an unknown non I.E. word, possibly from an Iranian compound *ha maz an (one) fighting together [Watkins], but in folk etymology long …   Etymology dictionary

  • amazon — *virago, termagant …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Amazon — ► NOUN 1) a member of a legendary race of female warriors. 2) a very tall, strong woman. ORIGIN Greek Amaz n, explained by the Greeks as meaning breastless (as if from a without + mazos breast ), with reference to the fable that the Amazons cut… …   English terms dictionary

  • Amazon — /am euh zon , zeuhn/, n. 1. a river in N South America, flowing E from the Peruvian Andes through N Brazil to the Atlantic Ocean: the largest river in the world in volume of water carried. 3900 mi. (6280 km) long. 2. Class. Myth. one of a race of …   Universalium

  • Amazon — Am·a·zon (ăm’ə zŏn′, zən) ► n. 1) A member of a legendary nation of women warriors reputed to have lived in ancient Scythia. 2) often amazon A tall, aggressive, strong willed woman. 3) often amazon Any of various predominantly green parrots of… …   Word Histories

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