(Am"bro*sin) n. [LL. Ambrosinus nummus.] An early coin struck by the dukes of Milan, and
bearing the figure of St. Ambrose on horseback.
(Am"bro*type) n. [Gr. 'a`mbrotos immortal + -type.] (Photog.) A picture taken on a plate
of prepared glass, in which the lights are represented in silver, and the shades are produced by a dark
background visible through the unsilvered portions of the glass.
(Am"bry) n.; pl. Ambries [OE. aumbry, almery, OF. almarie, armarie, aumaire, F. armoire,
LL. armarium chest, cupboard, orig. a repository for arms, fr. L. arama arms. The word has been
confused with almonry. See Armory.]
1. In churches, a kind of closet, niche, cupboard, or locker for utensils, vestments, etc.
2. A store closet, as a pantry, cupboard, etc.
3. Almonry. [Improperly so used]
(Ambs"-ace) n. [OF. ambesas; ambes both (fr. L. ambo) + as ace. See Ace.] Double
aces, the lowest throw of all at dice. Hence: Bad luck; anything of no account or value.
(Am`bu*la"cral) a. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to ambulacra; avenuelike; as, the ambulacral ossicles,
plates, spines, and suckers of echinoderms.
(Am`bu*la"cri*form) a. [Ambulacrum + -form] (Zoöl.) Having the form of ambulacra.
(||Am`bu*la"crum) n.; pl. Ambulacra [L., an alley or covered way.] (Zoöl.) (a) One of
the radical zones of echinoderms, along which run the principal nerves, blood vessels, and water tubes.
These zones usually bear rows of locomotive suckers or tentacles, which protrude from regular pores.
In star fishes they occupy the grooves along the under side of the rays. (b) One of the suckers on the
feet of mites.
(Am"bu*lance) n. [F. ambulance, hôpital ambulant, fr. L. ambulare to walk. See Amble.]
(Mil.) (a) A field hospital, so organized as to follow an army in its movements, and intended to succor
the wounded as soon as possible. Often used adjectively; as, an ambulance wagon; ambulance stretcher;
ambulance corps. (b) An ambulance wagon or cart for conveying the wounded from the field, or to a
(Am"bu*lant) a. [L. ambulans, p. pr. of ambulare to walk: cf. F. ambulant.] Walking; moving
from place to place. Gayton.
(Am"bu*late) v. i. [L. ambulare to walk. See Amble.] To walk; to move about. [R.] Southey.
(Am`bu*la"tion) n. [L. ambulatio.] The act of walking. Sir T. Browne.
(Am"bu*la*tive) a. Walking. [R.]
1. One who walks about; a walker.
2. (Zoöl.) (a) A beetle of the genus Lamia. (b) A genus of birds, or one of this genus.