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[am-erst] /ˈæm ərst/
Jeffrey, Baron, 1717–97, British field marshal: governor general of British North America 1760–63.
a city in W Massachusetts.
a town in N Ohio.
a town in central Nova Scotia, in SE Canada. Unabridged
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  • Amherst paused a moment, as if trying to choose the words least likely to pain her.

    The Fruit of the Tree Edith Wharton
  • At Amherst a large gathering of students listened to Senator Hoar.

  • She must see Mr. Langhope first, must clear Amherst of the least faint association with her act or her intention.

    The Fruit of the Tree Edith Wharton
  • Mr. Amherst coughs, which means he is displeased, and turns his head away.

    Molly Bawn Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  • It was refused, and after some conversation, Amherst consented that no movement should be made until 12 o'clock.

British Dictionary definitions for Amherst


Jeffrey, 1st Baron Amherst. 1717–97, British general who defeated the French in Canada (1758–60): governor general of British North America (1761–63)
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