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Definition of the noun ammonite

What does ammonite mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • ammonite: ammonites
  • Ammonite: Ammonites

  1. one of the coiled chambered fossil shells of extinct mollusks
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • synonym of ammonite: ammonoid
    • more generic word: fossil = the remains (or an impression) of a plant or animal that existed in a past geological age and that has been excavated from the soil

Alternative definition of the noun ammonite


  1. Native or inhabitant of Ammon


  1. An explosive prepared from ammonium nitrate; amatol
  2. Any of an extinct group of cephalopods of the subfamily Ammonoidea; a fossil shell of such an animal


  1. "Ammonite" is the twenty first album by the Japanese rock group Plastic Tree.
  2. "ammonite" is a musical album of MONORAL.
    • released on (11 years ago)
  3. "Ammonite" is a musical EP of Valv.


"Ammonite" is Nicola Griffith's first novel, published in 1992. It won both the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT fiction, and the James Tiptree, Jr. Award for science fiction or fantasy that explores or expands our understanding of gender.

  • language: English Language
  • genres: Science Fiction, Speculative fiction
  • copyright: 1993
  • released on (23 years ago)
  • some of the awards:


  1. Ammonite is the extinct Hebrewic dialect of the Ammonite people mentioned in the Bible, who used to live in modern-day Jordan, and after whom its capital Amman is named. Only fragments of their language survive - chiefly the 9th century BC Amman Citadel Inscription, the 7th-6th century BC Tell Siran bronze bottle, and a few ostraca. As far as can be determined from this small corpus, it was extremely similar to Biblical Hebrew, with some possible Aramaic influence including the use of the verb ‘bd instead of the more common Biblical Hebrew ‘śh.
    • also known as Ammonite language
  2. Ammonite is a musical artist, webpage.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ammonite

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Google previewGem & Jewelry Pocket Guide (2015)

A traveler's guide to buying diamonds, colored gems, pearls, gold and platinum jewelry by Renee Newman

Ammonite is an iridescent gem formed within an ancient marine fossil for which it was named—ammonite. Originally discovered by the Blackfoot Indians, ammolite is mined only in Southern Alberta, Canada. Most ammolite is assembled into ...

Google previewTHE GENESIS BEAST (2011)

by Gerald Lattocha Jr.

Despite its armor, the Giant Ammonite is a very effective swimmer. It can use ...

Google previewTheological Dictionary of the Old Testament (1977)

by Helmer Ringgren

Also Ammonite is the clause name 'dnplt,13 in which plt is either a verb in the piel or a masc. sg. noun, meaning, respectively, either "Adon [the lord] saves" or " Adon is savior."" In Testamencie" (diss. habil. Acad. Tool., Warsaw, 1970); E.

Google previewA Text-book of Ore and Stone Mining (1897)

by Sir Clement Le Neve Foster

Ammonite is a mixture of nitrate of ammonium with mono- nitro-naphthalene. Bellite is a mixture of nitrate of ammonium with di- or tri-nitro- benzole. Roburite is essentially a mixture of nitrate of ammonium with chlorinated di-nitro-benzole.

Google previewThe Analyst (1837)

A Quarterly Journal of Science, Literature, Natural History, and the Fine Arts

the fossil shells which formerly belonged to animals of this description, the Ammonite is the most remarkable. Here are several fine specimens of fossil Ammonites : all the connecting calcareous matter has been removed from the septa, and ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Science Dictionary (2005)

by American Heritage Dictionary

ammonite 24 ant, in medicine, and in making dyes, textiles, plastics, and explosives. Chemical formula: NH3. ammonite (am'a-nit') Any of the ammonoids belonging to the order Ammonitida and living during the Jurassic and the Cretaceous ...

Google previewDictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible (1999)

by Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, Pieter Willem van der Horst

MEs should be an attempt to find a Mesopotamian equivalent to Ugaritic mlkm, it does not prove that biblical Molech and Milcom have to be identified as a single Ammonite national deity. In the biblical passages, they are ...

Google previewMedical Lexicon (1853)

A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a Concise Explanation of the Various Subjects and Terms of Physiology, Pathology, Hygiene, Therapeutics, Pharmacology, Obstetrics, Medical Jurisprudence ... by Robley Dunglison

Ammonite sulphuretum — K. Iodide of, see Iodine — a. Liniment of. strong, Linimcntum ammonias fortiua — a. Liquid, Liquor Ammonite — a. Muriatica, Ammonia) murias — a. Nitrata, Ammonias nitras — a. Phosphate of, Ammonias phosphas ...



but no better feeling appears to have arisen, and on the return from Babylon, Tobiah the Ammonite and Sanbal- lat a Moabite (of Choronaim, Jer. xlix.), were foremost among the opponents of Nehemiah's restoration. Amongst the wives of ...

Google previewDictionary of the Bible (1872)

Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography, and Natural History by Sir William Smith

but no better feeling appears to have arisen, and on the return from Babylon, Tobiah the Ammonite and Sanbal- lat a Moabite (of Choronaim, Jer. xlix .), were foremost among the opponents of Nehemiah's restoration. Amongst the wives ...

Google previewMetaphysical Bible Dictionary (2013)

by Charles Fillmore

A breaking up, taking place in the outer consciousness (cleaving, splitting, rending, fissure, chasm, an Ammonite who was one of David's guard of mighty men). This breaking up results when the effects of the rule of divine love (David) in the ...

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Scrabble value of A1M3M3O1N1I1T1E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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