Meaning of ambered in English:


Pronunciation /ˈambəd/


  • 1Originally: flavoured or perfumed with ambergris. Later also: resembling or evoking the smell of ambergris (or sometimes perhaps of amber).

  • 2Resembling amber in colour; (translucent) yellowish-brown or golden.

  • 3Of an insect, especially a fly: preserved in amber. Frequently (and in earliest use) figurative or in similative contexts; compare "like a fly (also insect) in amber". Hence more generally: preserved as though in amber; unchanging; enduring.


Mid 17th century; earliest use found in William Browne (1590/91–?1645), poet. Partly from amber + -ed.