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amend to formally change by rephrasing, or to add to or subtract from (a legislative bill, a contract, a treaty, or the like). [3 definitions]
amendable combined form of amend.
amendment an addition to, change to, or deletion from a document such as a legislative bill or contract. [3 definitions]
amends (used with a sing. or pl. verb) payment or compensation given to repair or satisfy damage, injury, or loss.
amenity (pl.) social courtesies; agreeable manners; pleasantries. [3 definitions]
amenorrhea abnormal absence or stoppage of menstruation.
ament1 a dense, drooping cluster of scalelike flowers growing around a spike, found on trees such as poplars, birches, and willows; catkin.
ament2 one who is mentally impaired or retarded.
amentia serious mental retardation, caused by genetic factors. (Cf. dementia.)
amerce to punish by a fine or penalty, esp. a penalty not specified in law.
America the United States. [3 definitions]
American of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the United States or its peoples, culture, language, government, or the like. [5 definitions]
American Beauty a type of hybrid rose that bears long-stemmed red flowers.
American cheese a mild processed cheese, usu. made from cheddar.
American Civil Liberties Union an organization that works to defend and preserve the civil rights of citizens in the United States.
American dream the American ideal that any man or woman may obtain material wealth, equality, freedom, and the like.
American eagle the bald eagle, esp. as shown on the great seal of the United States.
American English the English language as spoken and written in the United States.
American Indian a member of any of the aboriginal peoples of North America, South America, or the West Indies, usu. excepting the Eskimos.
Americanism any cultural characteristic that is peculiar to America or Americans. [3 definitions]
Americanize to cause to become American in appearance, character, speech, practices, or the like.