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Amends is a member of the word family amend, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

Definition of the noun amends

What does amends mean as a name of something?


  1. a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
  2. something done or paid in expiation of a wrong


"Amends" is a musical album of The Fall Of Every Season.

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Google previewAn universal etymological English dictionary. 21st [sic] ed (1790)

by Nathan Bailey

COMPEN'SABLE, ablo to recompense, or make Amends.

Google previewThe 9/11 Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition [2 volumes] (2011)

Second Edition by Stephen E Atkins

Amends FISA to require an application for an electronic surveillance order or search warrant to certify that a significant purpose (currently, the sole or main purpose) of the surveillance is to obtain foreign intelligence information. (Sec.

Google previewAn universal etymological English dictionary ... The twenty first edition, etc (1775)

COMPEN'SABLE, able to recompense, or make Amends. - - To COMPENSATE [compenfer, F. compenfare, L.] to make Amends for, or re compense. - -> COMPENSATION, a Recompense or making Amends ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language: Abridged from the American Dictionary (1853)

by Noah Webster

To make amends. COM-PENSA-BLE, a. That may be compensated. COM-PEN' SA-TED or COM'PEN-SA-TED, pp. or a Recompensed; supplied with an equivalent in amount or effect; rewarded. COM-PEN-SATION, m. Recompense; amends.

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History makes us some amends for the shortness of life. (Philip Skelton)
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Scrabble value of A1M3E1N1D2S1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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