To lay an ambush, to post a force in ambush.

(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.

2. A concealed station, where troops or enemies lie in wait to attack by surprise.

Bold in close ambush, base in open field.

3. The troops posted in a concealed place, for attacking by surprise; liers in wait. [Obs.]

The ambush arose quickly out of their place.
Josh. viii. 19.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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