Definition of Amazon in English :

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1. amazon, virago

a large strong and aggressive woman

2. amazon

(Greek mythology) one of a nation of women warriors of Scythia (who burned off the right breast in order to use a bow and arrow more effectively)

3. amazon, amazon river

a major South American river; arises in the Andes and flows eastward into the South Atlantic; the world's 2nd longest river (4000 miles)

4. amazon

mainly green tropical American parrots

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of amazon
any of various tropical American parrots of the genus Amazona, such as A. farinosa (green amazon), having a short tail and mainly green plumage
1. Greek mythology
one of a race of women warriors of Scythia near the Black Sea
one of a legendary tribe of female warriors of South America
3. (often not capital)
any tall, strong, or aggressive woman
a river in South America, rising in the Peruvian Andes and flowing east through N Brazil to the Atlantic: in volume, the largest river in the world; navigable for 3700 km (2300 miles). Length: over 6440 km (4000 miles). Area of basin: over 5 827 500 sq km (2 250 000 sq miles)

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see synonyms of amazon
1.  Greek Mythology
any of a race of female warriors supposed to have lived in Scythia, near the Black Sea
2.  [a-]
a tall, strong, aggressive woman
a small, greenish parrot (genus Amazona) of Central and South America, often kept as a pet
any of a genus (Polyergus) of ants that makes slaves of other ants
: also Amazon ant
river in South America, flowing from the Andes in Peru across N Brazil into the Atlantic: c. 4,000 mi (6,437 km)

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of amazon
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 the genus Amazona, native to Central and South America and sometimes kept as pets.

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