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Definition of the noun Ambry

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noun - plural: ambries

  1. [obsolete] A storehouse.
  2. [context: now historical] A pantry, or place to store food.
  3. [architecture] A cupboard or storage area in a church; an armarium.
  4. [context: now historical] An ecclesiastical library or archive.


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Ambry: An ambry is a recessed cabinet in the wall of a Christian church for storing sacred vessels and vestments. They are sometimes near the piscina, but more often on the opposite side. The word also seems in medieval times to be used commonly for any closed cupboard and even bookcase.

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Google previewThe Essential Guide to Catholic Terms (2014)

by Mary Kathleen Glavich

An ambry is a special cabinet for the threeholy oils: Chrism, the oil of the catechumens, and the oilofthe sick. Itis usually inthe sanctuary ofa church. Amen. We say Amen after a prayer. You might think it means “the end.” Actually Amenisa ...

Google previewThe Modern World Dictionary of the English Language ... (1896)

To which is Added a Compendium of Historical, Biographical, Geographical, Scientific, Religious, and Sociological Names, and a Complete Summary of Human Achievement in the Nineteenth & Twentieth Centuries ...

Sometimes the ambry is a hollow space within the wall itself, at others it is ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedic Dictionary (1896)

A New, Original and Exhaustive Work of Reference to All English Words, Their Origin, Development, Orthography, Pronunciation, Meaning and Legitimate Or Customary Use ... by Robert Hunter, Charles Morris

Sometimes the ambry is a hollow space within the wall itself, at others it is ...

Google previewUniversal Dictionary of the English Language (1900)

A New and Original Work Presenting for Convenient Reference the Orthography, Pronuciation, Meaning, Use, Origin and Development of Every Word in the English Language... by Robert Hunter, Charles Morris

Sometimes the ambry is a hollow space within the wall itself. at others it is a wooden box affixed to the surface of the wall. Ambries were also placed in monasteries for the convenience of the monks. (See examples in Glass. of Arch.) (b) A ...

Google previewDictionary of Early English (1955)

by Joseph T. Shipley

Thus an ambry of hair a meatsafe lined with haircloth. Also aumbry; from Latin armarium, a place for keeping arms and armor, then clothing, etc. (The sound b frequently slips into words, e.g., Latin numerus, English number.) Ambry was a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Kitchen History (2004)

by Mary Ellen Snodgrass

The original European kitchen cabinet, the ambry (or aumbry) cupboard, which the French called an armoire, is a relic of the Medieval Merchant's House in Southampton, England. It represented an improvement over a simpler method of ...

Google previewDictionary of the English Church, ancient and modern [by T. Moore]. (1881)

by Thomas Moore

ALTAR-SCREEN— AMBRY. 17 ALTAR-SCREEN. The back of an altar, or the partition Ly which the choir is separated from the presbytery and Lady chapel. It is generally (in Europe) of stone, and composed of the richest sculpture of niches, ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture (2013)

by Cyril M. Harris

almery See ambry. almimbar Same as minbar. almocarabe Same as ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2002)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

sambo Ovambo ambol \am-bal\ see amble2 ambray \am-brë\ see ambry ambry \am-brë\ ambry, chambray ambulant \am-bya-lant\ ambulant somnambulant amby \am-bë\ crambe Dushanbe namby-pamby ame1 \äm\ aim, blame, came, claim, ...

Google previewThe English Dialect Dictionary: A-C (1903)

by Joseph Wright


Google previewThe English Dialect Dictionary (1898)

Being the Complete Vocabulary of All Dialect Words Still in Use, Or Known to Have Been in Use During the Last Two Hundred Years by Joseph Wright

AMBRY, sb. Sc. n.Cy. to Yks. and Lan. ; also Der. Also written aumrie Sc. ; aumry w.Yks.1 Lan.1 ; aumery w.Yks.4 ; aumbry N.Cy.12 ; almery Nhb. [a'mbri, §-mri.J 1. A chest, cupboard where food is kept, pantry. Sc. Steek [close] the amrie, lock ...

Google previewChambers's encyclopaedia (1896)

A dictionary of universal knowledge

AMBRY AMBUSCADE Ambry, a niche or recess in the wall of a church, shut in by a door, for the purpose of holding the vestments and utensils, such as the chalices, basins, cruete, &c. used for the service of the Mass. In monastic ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Architecture (2015)

by James Stevens Curl, Susan Wilson

ambry. See AUMBRY. ambulacrum. 1. *Atrium, *court, or *parvis, sometimes with a ...

Google previewThe English Dialect Dictionary, Being the Complete Vocabulary of All Dialect Words Still in Use, Or Known to Have Been in Use During the Last Two Hundred Years: A-E (1898)

by Joseph Wright

AMBRY, sb. Sc. n.Cy. to Yks. and Lan.; also Der. Also written aumrie Sc. ; aumry w.Yks.1 Lan.'; aumery w.Yks.'; aumbry N.Cy."; almery Nhb. [a' mbri, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Architecture and Archaeology of the Middle Ages (1838)

by John Britton, John Le Keux

Ambry. (See Armarium.) Ambulatory. Ambulatio, ambulacrum, Lat.; ambu- latorium, low Lat., from ambulo, to walk ; am- bulatoire, Fr. A cloister, gallery, or alley, for walking in. Among the Romans, the ambulatory was uncovered, and bounded ...

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Video shows what ambry means. A bookcase, a library or archive.. A storehouse. (Especially a niche or recess in a wall used for storage.). A pantry, or place to ...

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Scrabble value of A1M3B3R1Y4

The value of this 5-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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