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meanings of amber


  1. A hard, generally yellow to brown translucent fossil resin, used for jewellery. One variety, blue amber, appears blue rather than yellow under direct sunlight.
  2. A yellow-orange colour.
  3. The stop codon (nucleotide triplet) "UAG", or a mutant which has this stop codon at a premature place in its DNA sequence.
  4. The intermediate light in a set of three traffic lights, which when illuminated indicates that drivers should stop short of the intersection if it is safe to do so.
  5. Ambergris, the waxy product of the sperm whale.


  1. A city in Rajasthan, India, also known as Amer.
  2. A river in Derbyshire, England, which joins the River Derwent at Ambergate.
  3. A female given name from Hindi.
  4. A surname of uncertain origin.
  5. A female given name from English, popular in the 1980s and the 1990s.


  1. To preserve in amber.
  2. To take on the yellow colour of amber.
  3. To cause to take on the yellow colour of amber.
  4. To perfume or flavour with ambergris.


  1. Of a brownish yellow colour, like that of most amber.

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