Definition of 'amber'

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Example sentences containing 'amber'

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Their eyes glow the amber of an angry sun. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But they are moving from green to amber. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The more main road had intermittent amber lights and the minor one intermittent red lights. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Amber to green on need but red on how aid is spent. The Sun (2012)Amber to green if situation calms but red if fighting carries on. The Sun (2012)Ministers should observe the lights turning amber if more than four or five boxes are ticked. Times, Sunday Times (2011)And when it has you well in its grasp it gives your eyes the appearance of yellow amber. Magnouloux, Bernard Travels with Rosinante (1990)The report ranks projects for the first time as red, amber and green. Times, Sunday Times (2013)When the sugar turns amber in colour, remove from the heat. The Sun (2014)The lights in the heels flash red, amber and green when they hit the pavement. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They included a curled snake, a snarling tiger and a hare with amber eyes. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Little or no mousse, strong amber colour. Christy Campbell PHYLLOXERA: How Wine was Saved for the World (2004)Questions are graded green, amber and red. The Sun (2012)Red for high, amber for medium, green for low. The Sun (2009)The Met Office upgraded its yellow warning to amber as rescue services attended countless incidents. The Sun (2015)He is trim, soft-spoken and constantly runs amber worry beads through his fingers. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Not surprisingly, red means high, amber means medium and green means low. The Sun (2012)Rising bond yields, of which more in a moment, are flashing an amber warning signal. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Tall, dark and with amber eyes, he cut a romantic figure. Times, Sunday Times (2012)

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Translations for 'amber'

British English: amber /ˈæmbə/ NOUN
Amber is a hard yellowish-brown substance used for making jewellery.
...an amber necklace with matching earrings.
  • American English: amber
  • Arabic: كَهْرَمان
  • Brazilian Portuguese: âmbar
  • Chinese: 琥珀
  • Croatian: jantar
  • Czech: jantar
  • Danish: rav
  • Dutch: amber
  • European Spanish: ámbar
  • Finnish: meripihka
  • French: ambre
  • German: Bernstein
  • Greek: κεχριμπάρι
  • Italian: ambra
  • Japanese: 琥珀色
  • Korean: 호박(광물)
  • Norwegian: ravgul
  • Polish: bursztyn
  • European Portuguese: âmbar
  • Romanian: chihlimbarambră
  • Russian: янтарь
  • Latin American Spanish: ámbar
  • Swedish: bärnsten
  • Thai: อำพัน
  • Turkish: kehribar
  • Ukrainian: бурштин
  • Vietnamese: hổ phách
British English: amber ADJECTIVE
An amber traffic light is yellow.
Cars did not stop when the lights were on amber.
  • American English: amber
  • Brazilian Portuguese: âmbar
  • Chinese: 琥珀色的
  • European Spanish: ámbar
  • French: orange
  • German: gelb
  • Italian: giallosemaforo
  • Japanese: 黄色の
  • Korean: 황색
  • European Portuguese: âmbar
  • Latin American Spanish: ámbar


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