Amazon (third-person singular simple present Amazons, present participle Amazoning, simple past and past participle Amazoned)
1.a river in N South America, flowing E from the Peruvian Andes through N Brazil to the Atlantic Ocean, the largest river in the world in volume of water carried. 3900 miles (6280 km) long.
2.Classical Mythology. one of a nation of female warriors said to dwell near the Black Sea.
3.one of a fabled tribe of female warriors in South America.
4.(often lowercase) a tall, powerful, aggressive woman.
6.any of several green parrots of the genus Amazona, of tropical America, often kept as pets.
7.the brand name of a retail website, launched in 1995, that has expanded to include cloud computing and other services.
1. any of various tropical American parrots of the genus Amazona, such as A. farinosa (green amazon), having a short tail and mainly green plumage Amazon1 /ˈæməzən/ noun
1. (Greek myth) one of a race of women warriors of Scythia near the Black Sea
2. one of a legendary tribe of female warriors of South America
3. (often not capital) any tall, strong, or aggressive woman Derived FormsAmazonian (ˌæməˈzəʊnɪən) adjective Word OriginC14, via Latin from Greek Amazōn, of uncertain origin Amazon2 /ˈæməzən/ noun
1. a river in South America, rising in the Peruvian Andes and flowing east through N Brazil to the Atlantic, in volume, the largest river in the world; navigable for 3700 km (2300 miles). Length, over 6440 km (4000 miles). Area of basin, over 5 827 500 sq km (2 250 000 sq miles) Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
late 14c., from Greek Amazon (mostly in plural Amazones) "one of a race of female warriors in Scythia," probably from an unknown non-Indo-European word, possibly from an Iranian compound *ha-maz-an- "(one) fighting together" [Watkins], but in folk etymology long derived from a- "without" + mazos "breasts," hence the story that the Amazons cut or burned off one breast so they could draw bowstrings more efficiently.The river in South America (originally called by the Spanish Rio Santa Maria de la Mar Dulce) rechristened by Francisco de Orellana, 1541, after an encounter with female warriors of the Tapuyas (or, as some say, beardless, long-haired male tribesmen; still others hold that the name is a corruption of a native word in Tupi or Guarani meaning "wave").
Katie smiled in return, deciding she liked the Amazon with the British accent and wild tribal tattoos.
Across, also belongs to this group. It grows in the backwaters of the Amazon, often covering the surface for miles; the seeds are eaten under the name water maize.
Amongst arboreous families Leguminosae and Euphorbiaceae are prominent; Hevea belonging to the latter is widely distributed in various species in the Amazon basin, and yields Para and other kinds of rubber.
In 1639 he accompanied Pedro Texiera in his second exploration of the Amazon, in order to take scientific observations, and draw up a report for the Spanish government.
After enduring great hardships he goes through the course and leaves a son Connlaech behind in Scotland by another amazon, Aife.
" Para " rubber, which takes the first position in the market, is derived from species of Hevea, principally Hevea brasiliensis, of which there are enormous forests in the valleys of the Amazon and its tributaries, and also in Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela and Guiana.
They are very numerous in the Amazon and its tributaries and in the Paraguay, and are found in all the rivers of the Atlantic coast.
To make my case that machines will bring about the end of ignorance, I begin with a company I admire: Amazon.com, the world's largest online retailer.
When you look at a product on one of its web pages, Amazon suggests other products you might like as well.
For instance, I just searched Amazon for "Apple TV," and it suggested an HDMI cable and a digital audio optical cable.
I daresay if you have purchased anything on Amazon, you have almost certainly, at some point, purchased an additional item Amazon suggested.
In the future, something very much like the Amazon suggestion engine, but for all of life, will change that.
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