(Am"bush) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ambushed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Ambushing.] [OE. enbussen,
enbushen, OF. embushier, embuissier, F. embûcher, embusquer, fr. LL. imboscare; in + LL. boscus,
buscus, a wood; akin to G. bush, E. bush. See Ambuscade, Bush.]
1. To station in ambush with a view to surprise an enemy.
By ambushed men behind their temple laid,
We have the king of Mexico betrayed.
2. To attack by ambush; to waylay.
(Am"bush), v. i. To lie in wait, for the purpose of attacking by surprise; to lurk.
Nor saw the snake that ambushed for his prey.
(Am"bush*er) n. One lying in ambush.
(Am"bush*ment) n. [OF. embuschement. See Ambush, v. t.] An ambush. [Obs.] 2
Chron. xiii. 13.
(Am*bus"tion) n. [L. ambustio.] (Med.) A burn or scald. Blount.
(Am`e*be"an) a. (Zoöl.) See Ambean.
(A*meer", A*mir") n. [See Emir.]
1. Emir. [Obs.]
2. One of the Mohammedan nobility of Afghanistan and Scinde.
(Am"el) n. [OE. amell, OF. esmail, F. émail, of German origin; cf. OHG. smelzi, G. schmelz.
See Smelt, v. t.] Enamel. [Obs.] Boyle.
(Am"el), v. t. [OE. amellen, OF. esmailler, F. émailler, OF. esmail, F. émail.] To enamel. [Obs.]
Enlightened all with stars,
And richly ameled.
(Am"el*corn`) n. [Ger. amelkorn: cf. MHG. amel, amer, spelt, and L. amylum starch, Gr. .]
A variety of wheat from which starch is produced; called also French rice.
(A*mel"io*ra*ble) a. Capable of being ameliorated.