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Amanda

[uh-man-duh] /əˈmæn də/
noun
1.
a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “beloved.”.
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  • Amanda cocked her pretty chin in the air, and looked defiant.

  • Amanda dropped the pile of coverlets on the sofa, and went to the front door.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • Amanda was well versed in the art of housekeeping, thanks to the rigid early training of her mother.

    The Stronghold Miriam Haynie
  • With a cheerful good-day he was gone, and Amanda drew a long breath of relief.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • During the long days that Amanda was away at her work, Gordon Lee had nothing to do but lie on his back and think of his ailments.

Word Origin and History for Amanda

fem. proper name, literally "worthy to be loved," fem. of Latin amandus "pleasing," gerundive of amare "to love" (see Amy). A top 10 list name for girls born in U.S. between 1976 and 1995.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Amanda in Technology
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A functional programming language derived mostly from Miranda with some small changes. Amanda was written by Dick Bruin and implemented on MS-DOS and NeXT. It is available as an interperator only.
(1998-04-27)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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