Definition of Ambages

1. Noun. (archaic) roundabout or mysterious ways of action.

Generic synonyms: Path, Way, Way Of Life
Language type: Plural, Plural Form, Archaicism, Archaism



Definition of Ambages

1. n. pl. A circuit; a winding. Hence: Circuitous way or proceeding; quibble; circumlocution; indirect mode of speech.

Definition of Ambages

1. Noun. Indirect or roundabout ways of talking; circumlocution. ¹

2. Noun. Indirect or roundabout routes or directions. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ambages

1. ambage [n] - See also: ambage

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ambages

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amazing
amazingly
amazingness
amazon
amazon stone
amazonian
amazonians
amazonite
amazonites
amazons
amazonstone
amazonstones
amb
ambage
ambages (current term)
ambageusia
ambagious
ambagiousness
ambagitory
ambal
amban
ambans
ambarella
ambarellas
ambari
ambaries
ambaris
ambary
ambasa

Literary usage of Ambages

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1. Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the by Thomas Wright (1904)
"... these ambages, by venturing on a new discovery, have ruade their voyage in half the time. ... ambages ..."

2. Cornelii Taciti historiarum libri qui supersunt: The histories of Tacitus by Cornelius Tacitus (1891)
"Tacitus, in explaining the prophecy of the Roman victory, is thus only following a belief prevalent among his contemporaries. 9. quae ambages ..."

3. Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English and Foreign by James Wood (1893)
"Longa est injuria, longs / ambages—Lon.ci - Long talking begets short hearing, for people the story of her wrongs, tedious the details. I 'try. ..."

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