KJV Dictionary Definition: amen


AMEN'. This word, with slight differences or orthography, is in all the dialects of the Assyrian stock. As a verb, it signifies to confirm, establish, verify; to trust, or give confidence; as a noun, truth, firmness, trust, confidence; as an adjective, firm, stable. In English, after the oriental manner, it is used at the beginning, but more generally at the end of declarations and prayers, in the sense of, be it firm, be it established.

And let all the people say amen. Ps. 104.

The word is used also as a noun.

"All the promises of God are amen in Christ;" that is, firmness, stability, constancy.



1. In old law, easy to be led; governable, as a woman by her husband. This sense is obsolete.

2. Liable to answer; responsible; answerable; liable to be called to account; as, every man is amenable to the laws.

We retain this idiom in the popular phrase, to bring in, to make answerable; as a man is brought in to pay the debt of another.


AM'ENANCE, n. Conduct, behavior. Obs.


AME'NITY, n. L. amanitas; amanus. Pleasantness; agreeableness of situation; that which delights the eye; used of places and prospects.