aumbry [am-bree] Examples noun, plural aum·bries.

  1. ambry.

ambry or aum·bry [am-bree] noun, plural am·bries.

  1. Also called armarium. Ecclesiastical. a recess in the wall of a church or a cupboard in the sacristy where sacred vessels, books, vestments, etc., are kept.
  2. Chiefly British Dialect. a storeroom, closet, or pantry.
  3. Obsolete. any of various types of closet or cupboard with doors and shelves.

Origin of ambry 1200–1250; Middle English aumry, almerie, almarie Old French aumaire, almarie Medieval Latin almārium, dissimilated variant of armārium armarium Examples from the Web for aumbry Historical Examples of aumbry

  • The aumbry in the south wall has a semicircular arch, and has been double.

    An Account of Valle Crucis Abbey, Llangollen


  • She opened swiftly an aumbry in which there stood a tankard of milk.

    The Fifth Queen

    Ford Madox Ford

  • Note the piscina and aumbry; the old font; the stoup in the S. porch.


    G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade

  • The sedilia in the chancel and the aumbry in the north transept should be seen.

    Wanderings in Wessex

    Edric Holmes

  • Note the old font which was evidently at one time coloured; also the aumbry, piscina and sedile.

    Seaward Sussex

    Edric Holmes

  • British Dictionary definitions for aumbry aumbry noun plural -bries

    1. a variant of ambry

    ambry aumbry (ˈɔːmbrɪ) noun plural -bries

    1. a recessed cupboard in the wall of a church near the altar, used to store sacred vessels, etc
    2. obsolete a small cupboard or other storage space

    Word Origin for ambry C14: from Old French almarie, from Medieval Latin almārium, from Latin armārium chest for storage, from arma arms

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