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Ambo \Am"bo\, n.; pl. Ambos. [LL. ambo, Gr. ?, any rising, a raised stage, pulpit: cf. F. ambon.] A large pulpit or reading desk, in the early Christian churches.
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Etymology 1 n. 1 A raised platform in an early Christian church, as well as in the Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, and Eastern Catholic churches. 2 (context Roman Catholicism English) A stationary podium used for readings and homily. Etymology 2

n. 1 (context informal English) An ambulance driver. 2 (context informal English) An ambulance.


n. a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it [syn: dais, podium, pulpit, rostrum, stump, soapbox]


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Usage examples of "ambo".

Italian army under General De Bono crossed the Mareb River in force and has begun to march on A owa and Ambo Aradam.

Ras Muguletul the Ethiopian commander in the north, offered only token resistance then withdrew his forty thousand men southwards to the natural mountain fortress of Ambo Aradam.

Ras Muguletu was skulking on Ambo Aradam with his forty thousand, while Ras Kassa and Ras Seyoum were struggling to move the great unwieldy masses of their two armies through the mountain passes to link up with the army of the Emperor on the shores of Lake Tona.

The small but magnificently equipped airforce of the expedition was flying unopposed over the Ambo mountains, observing all troop movements and pouncing immediately on any Ethiopian concentrations.

General Pietro Badoglic, moved forward to Ambo Aradam, there were some minor brushes.

Then at last Badoglio could come at Ras Muguletu, the war minister of Ethiopia, with his entire army waiting like an old lion in the caves and precipitous heights of the natural mountain fortress of Ambo Aradam.

It does not follow the railway line but crosses the spur of Ambo Sacal.

He picked her up and laid her next to Ambo, got a nip for his pains, then rolled out of bed on the other side.

Jahdo slung the furious Ambo over one shoulder and scrambled to his feet.

Essex, she and her parents and her elder sister, married now and living in Canada, and she went home regularly to Wendens Ambo, sometimes with Bruce, sometimes alone, although she was going to miss that for a while, as they had left only a week ago to drive to Switzerland.

To live there and not be able to go to Wendens Ambo each week would be ghastly.

Somewhere, a great recording ledger lay open atop a rat-gnawed ambo beside a guttering tallow candle.

Jahdo got the first pair unhooded easily enough, but their biggest hob, Ambo, was always a battle, a frantic wiggle of pushing paws.

When the boy could finally catch him, he dumped Ambo into the common pen, where the ferret began rummaging round in the straw on some weaselly concern.

She took it thong and all into her treasure ball among the straw, though truly, Ambo, our big hob I mean, it may be that Ambo did steal it from her later.