(Am`o*ros"i*ty) n. The quality of being amorous; lovingness. [R.] Galt.
(||Am`o*ro"so) n. [It. amoroso, LL. amorosus.] A lover; a man enamored.
(||Am`o*ro"so), adv. [It.] (Mus.) In a soft, tender, amatory style.
(Am"o*rous) a. [OF. amoros, F. amoreux, LL. amorosus, fr. L. amor love, fr. amare to
1. Inclined to love; having a propensity to love, or to sexual enjoyment; loving; fond; affectionate; as, an
2. Affected with love; in love; enamored; usually with of; formerly with on.
Thy roses amorous of the moon.
High nature amorous of the good.
Sure my brother is amorous on Hero.
3. Of or relating to, or produced by, love. "Amorous delight." Milton. "Amorous airs." Waller.
Syn. Loving; fond; tender; passionate; affectionate; devoted; ardent.
(Am"o*rous*ly), adv. In an amorous manner; fondly.
(Am"o*rous*ness), n. The quality of being amorous, or inclined to sexual love; lovingness.
(A*mor"pha) n.; pl. Amorphas (Bot.) A genus of leguminous shrubs, having long clusters of
purple flowers; false or bastard indigo. Longfellow.
(A*mor"phism) n. [See Amorphous.] A state of being amorphous; esp. a state of being
without crystallization even in the minutest particles, as in glass, opal, etc. There are stony substances
which, when fused, may cool as glass or as stone; the glass state is spoken of as a state of amorphism.
(A*mor"phous) a. [Gr. 'a priv. + form.]
1. Having no determinate form; of irregular; shapeless. Kirwan.
2. Without crystallization in the ultimate texture of a solid substance; uncrystallized.
3. Of no particular kind or character; anomalous.
Scientific treatises . . . are not seldom rude and amorphous in style.
A*mor"phous*ly, adv. A*mor"phous*ness, n.