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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

masc. proper name; third of the prophets in the Old Testament; from Greek, from Hebrew Amos, literally "borne (by God)."

AMOS (programming language)

AMOS BASIC is a dialect of the BASIC programming language implemented on the Amiga computer. AMOS BASIC was published by Europress Software and originally written by François Lionet with Constantin Sotiropoulos.


AMOS or Advanced Mortar System is a 120 mm automatic twin barrelled, breech loaded mortar turret. AMOS has been fitted to a wide range of armoured vehicles, such as the Sisu Pasi, Patria AMV and Combat Vehicle 90. The Swedish Navy originally planned to fit AMOS to the CB90 assault craft, but found that it was too small to carry it. Instead, a project to develop the larger Combat Boat 2010 was launched specifically to carry AMOS.

Amos (prophet)

Amos (; ) was one of the Twelve Minor Prophets. An older contemporary of Hosea and Isaiah, Amos was active c. 750 BC during the reign of Jeroboam II, (786–746 BC). He was from the southern Kingdom of Judah but preached in the northern Kingdom of Israel. Amos wrote at a time of relative peace and prosperity but also of neglect of YHWH's laws. He spoke against an increased disparity between the very wealthy and the very poor. His major themes of social justice, God's omnipotence, and divine judgment became staples of prophecy. The Book of Amos is attributed to him.

Amos (band)

Amos is an American Christian rock band. They released their first record in February 2003.

Their debut CD in February 2003, For Life the Dream to Live was a full-length concept album about how even the most sinful can be redeemed.

In April 2005, their national debut radio single "Indian Song" from For Life the Dream to Live, Amos' debut CD, reached number 7 on the American Christian Music Exchange Alternative Tracks & Singles charts and has been featured on more than 50 Christian rock and college radio stations across the U.S.

In April 2006 they released "Rise Above", the band's first single from their second CD, Faith Knows No Fear. It reached number 3 on Radio Active Journal's Christian indie chart.

The band has also shared the stage with many popular national acts including Newsboys ( Sparrow), 10,000 Maniacs ( Elektra), Spin Doctors (Sony), Fastball ( Hollywood), Cary Pierce (Aware Records) and others.

A cornerstone of Amos success is their live show. They were nominated for best live performance of 2003 by Spin 180s Listener Choice Awards, a nationally syndicated Christian rock radio program. The band was also nominated for Band of the Month by Christian Indies MAGazine in February 2004.

Amos has developed and hosted three charity music festivals titled Amos Fest I, Amos Fest II and Amos Fest III. The festivals showcased top D/FW bands and have attracted more than 600 people in attendance. To date the GRAMMY Foundation, Young Life and Boy Scouts of America have been beneficiaries.

Amos released their second CD Faith Knows No Fear on the (Faith, Hope and Love Label) in May 2006.

Amos is made up of:

  • Christian Coffield lead vocals & guitar;
  • Tom Coffield lead guitar & background vocals;
  • Dan Slider bass & background vocals;
  • Mark Slider keyboards & special efx;
  • Dan Yost drums.

The Coffield brothers started the band as an alternative rock group that focused on both gospel and rock markets. The band broke up in 2007.

Amos (satellite)

Amos is a series of Israeli communications satellites. All Amos satellites are operated by Spacecom and are developed by its partner, Israel Aerospace Industries (except Amos 5 which was developed by JSC Reshetnev).

The six Amos satellites were launched using five different rockets, Soyuz, Zenit, Proton, Ariane and Falcon 9 from three different launch sites, Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Guiana Space Centre and Cape Canaveral in Florida.

Amos (ancient city)

Amos ( Ancient Greek: Ἄμος, possibly from ἄμμος "sandy") was a settlement ( dēmē) of ancient Caria, located near the modern town of Turunç, Turkey.

Amos (name)

Amos is both a given name and a surname. Notable people with the name include:


Amos or AMOS may refer to:

AMOS (satellite bus)

The AMOS ( Hebrew: ), an acronym for Affordable Modular Optimized Satellite, is a family of light weight satellite buses for geostationary orbit communication designed and manufactured by IAI of Israel.

Usage examples of "amos".

Amity Little for ransom from her loving father, and then accidentally discovered that Amity Little and Amos Klein were the same?

Amos, Guy, and Arutha observed the invaders from their command post upon the southern barbican, the main entrance to the city.

Hubcap, and Amos Kelso lumbered down the bleachers, the metal steps rattling as they descended.

Information Amos Bulla fielded new questions like a man before a firing squad dodging bullets.

Amos Bulla walked around the still-warm zone of glazed, brownish glass that surrounded the defunct BioBubble.

As soon as the equipment was off-loaded, the choppers took off and began circling the site, taping aerial and establishing shots of the glass pancake that had supported Amos Bulla for six fat, happy years.

Amos Bulla squatting in the red sandstone dust clutching his eyes and screaming inarticulately.

The name Venus Mango had surfaced on the phone records of BioBubble director Amos Bulla a number of times.

Even the fieldfares, which Amos Ritchie used to snare in the Mirehope fields, did not come within sight of his bird-lime.

Amos went up to his room to take a nap and I started cleaning up things downstairs where Libbet worked yesterday.

Graves would have Limm contact the two men Amos had identified, who would then be the conduit for messages traveling via Kingdom ships calling at Port Durbin.

When the charge was made, Amos had taken the trouble to verify the police report: Raff had been released uncharged because tissue typing had shown he could not have been the rapist.

Sempill had as his helper one Amos Ritchie, a dweller in Woodilee, of whom I had hoped better things, and one Mark Riddel, a new-come tenant of the mailing of Crossbasket.

By connecting his own diagnostic devices to those contained in the pod Seg was able to determine that Amos was in very good health.

Meanwhile, the Benisur Amos remained lost and the Kolnari were still at large, and it was going from a probability to a certainly that they had the Sendee bio-weapons.