noun /ˈɑːmbɹi/
a) A pantry, or place to store food.

Used by a wholesaler or retailer as a wine cabinet, the ambry cupboard suited the needs of a neighborhood inn or small-scale private kitchen.

b) A cupboard or storage area in a church; an armarium.

At the end of the bench adjoining to the Frater-house door, was a fine almery fixed to the wall, and another on the other side of the door [...].

Syn: armarium, cupboard, pantry

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  • Ambry — Am bry, n.; pl. {Ambries}. [OE. aumbry, almery, OF. almarie, armarie, aumaire, F. armoire, LL. armarium chest, cupboard, orig. a repository for arms, fr. L. arama arms. The word has been confused with almonry. See {Armory}.] 1. In churches, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ambry — Ambry, Ort im franz. Bezirk Bordeaux; 1000 Ew. Dabei Cap d A., Landzunge zwischen dem Zusammenfluß der Garonne u. Dordogne …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • ambry — [am′brē] n. pl. ambries [ME almerie < OFr armarie < L armarium, chest for tools or arms < arma, weapons] Archaic a cupboard, locker, or pantry …   English World dictionary

  • ambry — noun (plural ambries) Etymology: Middle English almery, from Anglo French almarie, from Latin armarium, from arma weapons more at arm Date: 14th century 1. dialect chiefly British pantry 2. a recess in a church wall (as for …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ambry — /am bree/, n., pl. ambries. 1. Also called armarium. Eccles. a recess in the wall of a church or a cupboard in the sacristy where sacred vessels, books, vestments, etc., are kept. 2. Chiefly Brit. Dial. a storeroom, closet, or pantry. 3. Obs. any …   Universalium

  • Ambry — [aumbry]. A small cupboard let into the wall of a church for storing the vessels of the mass; a place where books were kept. [< Lat. armarium = chest, closet] …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • ambry — recess for church vessels; cupboard or niche Ecclesiastical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • ambry — n. storehouse, pantry; jug, vessel (in a church) …   English contemporary dictionary

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