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Meaning of Amherst

Am•herst

Pronunciation: (am'urst), [key]
— n.
  1. 1717–97, British field marshal: governor general of British North America 1760–63.
  2. a city in W Massachusetts. 33,229.
  3. a town in N Ohio. 10,638.
  4. a town in central Nova Scotia, in SE Canada. 10,263.
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