(1)   Of a medium to dark brownish yellow color


(2)   A deep yellow color
"An amber light illuminated the room"
"He admired the gold of her hair"
(3)   A hard yellowish to brownish translucent fossil resin; used for jewelry

Etymology 1

From the beautiful orange fossil resin amber; from Middle English ambre, from Old French ambre, from Latin ambar, from the Arabic عنبر (‘anbar, meaning amber).

Proper noun

  1. , popular in the 1980s and the 1990s.
    • 1854 Harper's Magazine, Volume IX, June to November 1854, page 667 ("Lady Amber Mayne")
      The youngest daughter of the Marchioness of Summerdown had one of these quaint, pretty names - Amber! - and what a pretty creature she was!
    • 1944 Kathleen Winsor, Forever Amber, Chicago Review Press, 2000, ISBN 1556524048, page 14
      And then she said softly, "Sarah - I think I'll name her Amber - for the colour of her father's eyes - "
  2. of uncertain origin.
    • 1901 Frederick Swainson, Acton's Feud: A Public School Story, BiblioBazaar, LLC, 2007, ISBN 1426481713, page 14
      Amber, the half, generally waltzed round our forwards, and when he secured he passed the ball on to Aspinall.

Proper noun

  1. A ruined city in Rajasthan, India.