ambo n : a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it [syn: dais, podium, pulpit, rostrum, stump, soapbox]
- Rhymes: -æmbəʊ
Etymology 1From late Latin ambo, from (ambon).
- A raised platform in an early Christian church; a podium or pulpit.
- 1918: ‘It will get better somehow,’ he thought, and went to the ambo. On going up the steps and turning to the right he saw the priest. — Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina, tr. Louise & Aylmer Maude (Oxford 1998, p. 438)
- 1997: the Emperor arrived and instead of moving directly to his seat climbed to the top level of the ambo, the great three-decker pulpit of polychrome marble. — John Julius Norwich, A Short History of Byzantium (Penguin 1998, p. 150)
- An ambulance driver.
- double (in various games)
Ambo may refer to:
- Ambo,Jamie Wilson
- Ambo (woreda), the woreda of the Ethiopian town
- Ambo, an abbreviation for ambulance.
- Ambo (liturgy), the elevated walkway in front of the Iconostasis
- Kom Ombo or , a town in Egypt known for its ancient Greek temple
- Ambo, a pulpit that also serves as a lectern
- Ambo, a music project of computer game designer Robyn Miller
- Ambo, Australian slang term for paramedic (derived from ambulance driver)
- Ambo, Huanuco Region, Peru a town in the Huanuco Region of Peru.
- AMBO pipeline, a planned oil pipeline to be built and operated by the US-registered Albanian Macedonian Bulgarian Oil Corporation
ambo in German: Ambo
ambo in Spanish: Ambo
ambo in Italian: Ambone
ambo in Luxembourgish: Ambo
ambo in Hungarian: Ambó
ambo in Dutch: Ambo
ambo in Swedish: Ambo