Definition of “amphora” - English Dictionary


“amphora” in English

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amphoranoun [ C ]

uk /ˈæm.fər.ə/ us /ˈæm.fɚ.ə/ plural amphorae uk /-iː/ us amphoras

Examples from literature

  • At the Louvre in Paris there is a very famous Greek amphora which I hope you will see some day. 
  • The amphora held about nine gallons. 
  • The worthy merchant began to repent his choice, as amphora after amphora was pierced and emptied. 
  • The young woman's milk-can, a great amphora of hammered brass, stood some way off upon the sward. 
  • There were jewels and coins, candelabra for unavailing light, and wine hardened in the amphorae for a prolongation of agonized life. 

(Definition of “amphora” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)