ambient

[ am-bee-uh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF ambient

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AMBIENT

Then, like an ambient fungus, it slithered off into the jungle undergrowth.

Thus it probably was at the ambient temperature of the launch site.

Ambient cried, bounding with his great strides across the lawn.

He advises you therefore to name the ambient sea for the boundary of your hospital.

An unutterably pure and lofty joy filled my soul, and I felt, as if we were out of the body floating on ambient clouds.

I have heard of persons feeling, under the effect of laughter, as light and buoyant as if floating in ambient air.

I fell through that hollow tree as the falling star darts through the ambient heavens.

The incorruptible Nostromo breathed her ambient seduction in the tumultuous heaving of his breast.

Ambient, am′bi-ent, adj. going round: surrounding: investing.

Compare this with northern mountains—Alps or Pyrenees: the tone, the colours, the ambient air differentiate this southern range.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "surrounding, encircling," from Latin ambientem (nominative ambiens) "going round," present participle of ambire "to go around," from amb- "around" (see ambi-) + ire "go" (see ion). The ground sense of "revolving" led to "encircling, lying all around."

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