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Ames (store)

Ames was an American chain of discount stores based in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, United States. The company was founded in 1958 with a store in Southbridge, Massachusetts, and at its peak operated 700 stores in 20 states, including the Northeast, Upper South, Midwest, and the District of Columbia, making it the fourth largest discount retailer in the United States.

Despite some success in its later years, Ames was plagued by debt and a slow decline in sales. This resulted in two bankruptcy filings that ultimately put an end to the chain. The company, despite expanding into other markets and taking over many closed stores that had been abandoned by competitors, went out of business in 2002.

Ames (automobile)

The Ames, originally established in 1881 by Frederick A. Ames, was a buggy manufacturer and later an American automobile manufacturer in Owensboro, Kentucky, from 1910 to 1925. A beetle-backed " gentleman's roadster" and a five-passenger tourer were the first models offered for sale by the company. The company also produced replacement bodies for the Ford Model T. At its peak the company produced approximately 30,000 vehicles. The last model the company made was called "The Kentucky Thoroughbred." In 1922, the company again remade itself, manufacturing furniture under the name F. A. Ames Corporation until 1941 when F.A. Ames Corp. filed for bankruptcy and most of its assets were purchased by the Whitehall Furniture Co. of Owensboro.

Frederic A. Ames died in 1925 at the age of 60. At the time of his death, Ames was reported to have vast real estate holding in Owensboro and Atlanta, Georgia. His widow, the former Mary M. McMannon, died in 1933. Although the Ames had no children of their own, Mary's niece, Marie had been raised in their home as an adopted child, and inherited most of Ames' fortune.

Ames

Ames may refer to:

Places in the US:

  • Ames, Arkansas
  • Ames, Colorado
  • Ames, Illinois
  • Ames, Indiana
  • Ames, Iowa, eighth-largest city in Iowa and location of Iowa State University
  • Ames, Kansas, an unincorporated community
  • Ames, Nebraska, an unincorporated community
  • Ames, New York, a village
  • Ames, Oklahoma, a town
  • Ames, Texas, a city
  • Ames, West Virginia
  • Ames Monument, a memorial to brothers Oakes Ames and Oliver Ames, Jr. located in Wyoming

Places in Europe:

  • Ames, Pas-de-Calais, a commune in northern France
  • Ames, A Coruña, a municipality in Spain

Other:

  • Ames Manufacturing Company
  • Ames True Temper, a manufacturing company
  • Ames Shovel Shop, a historic manufacturing site
  • Ames (automobile), an American brand
  • Ames Department Stores Inc., a defunct department store chain based in Connecticut
  • Oakes Ames (botanist), an American botanist specializing in orchids, known by the author abbreviation "Ames"

Acronyms:

  • Air Ministry Experimental Station, used in radar designations
  • AMES (school), Academy for Math, Engineering, and Science, in Salt Lake City, Utah

Ames (surname)

The surnameAmes is usually either French or Hebrew in origin. The French name comes from the nounamie, meaning a friend or a beloved. In Hebrew it literally means burden, but is actually derived from the eponymous Hebrew prophet Amos. The name may also be a contraction of Ambrose or Eames.

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Ames, NY -- U.S. village in New York

Population (2000): 173
Housing Units (2000): 72
Land area (2000): 0.132493 sq. miles (0.343155 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.132493 sq. miles (0.343155 sq. km)
FIPS code: 01737
Located within: New York (NY), FIPS 36
Location: 42.834978 N, 74.600892 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 13317
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Ames, NY
Ames

Ames, OK -- U.S. town in Oklahoma

Population (2000): 199
Housing Units (2000): 110
Land area (2000): 0.294877 sq. miles (0.763728 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.294877 sq. miles (0.763728 sq. km)
FIPS code: 01950
Located within: Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40
Location: 36.246619 N, 98.186740 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 73718
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Ames, OK
Ames

Ames, IA -- U.S. city in Iowa

Population (2000): 50731
Housing Units (2000): 18757
Land area (2000): 21.566552 sq. miles (55.857111 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.017351 sq. miles (0.044940 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 21.583903 sq. miles (55.902051 sq. km)
FIPS code: 01855
Located within: Iowa (IA), FIPS 19
Location: 42.027335 N, 93.631586 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 50010
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Ames, IA
Ames

Ames, TX -- U.S. city in Texas

Population (2000): 1079
Housing Units (2000): 444
Land area (2000): 3.168836 sq. miles (8.207247 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 3.168836 sq. miles (8.207247 sq. km)
FIPS code: 03072
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 30.052429 N, 94.740935 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 77575
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Ames, TX
Ames
Wiktionary

Usage examples of "ames".

Elizabeth Ames knew that when the carriage door shut, when the last instructions were shouted out of the window, and when the frantically waving handkerchief disappeared in a cloud of dust, she would go inside, kick off her shoes, and succumb to the bliss of a cup of tea in the middle of the day.

Uncle Ames was forbidden by that same will to give them any, under threat of losing his own inheritance.

Uncle Ames was unable to aid them directly, there was nothing in the will that said he could not provide a roof, which he did, and promptly, too.

It was difficult for the old retainer to be serious about a person, even a doctor, who had been rescued from trees as a child and spanked on more than one occasion for disturbing the Ames beehives.

Miss Ames, I think that my father and Hippocrates would never have seen eye to eye on the matter of payment for hire.

Miss Ames, contrary to popular opinion, at least that which is noised about by physicians, being a doctor does not make me God.

Miss Ames is an excellent cook, so you could be in for a beatific experience.

Libby Ames to mind and cataloging her great beauty in his brain, storing away the facts in a calm, rational manner so he could recite them to Eustace in the future.

Libby Ames is just tall enough, and just shapely enough in all the appropriate places.

With any luck at all, you will never focus your glims upon Miss Ames, no matter how illustrious her fortune, or by virtue of whatever scheme your papa and her papa concocted so many years ago.

Miss Ames, you are more observant of the good doctor than I would have thought possible, or do I flatter myself?

Good God, he thought, Eustace tells me the Ames are as heavily laden as Croesus.

Instead, it was as though his words about the squire, lightly spoken, had reminded Libby Ames of .

Libby Ames, do you really love that buffoon of a doctor, he thought as he lay in restful peace in the silent room.

Libby Ames took the time to give herself a silent scold and a mental shake.