• WordNet 3.6
    • n amide any organic compound containing the group -CONH2
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Amide (Chem) A compound formed by the union of amidogen with an acid element or radical. It may also be regarded as ammonia in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by an acid atom or radical.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n amide A chemical compound produced by the substitution for one or more of the hydrogen atoms of ammonia of an acid radical: as, acetamide, CH3CO.NH2, in which one hydrogen atom of ammonia, NH3, has been replaced by the acetic acid radical CH3CO. Amides are primary, secondary, or tertiary, according as one, two, or three hydrogen atoms have been so replaced. They are white crystalline solids, often capable of combining with both acids and bases. See amine.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Amide am′īd one of the compound ammonias derived from one or more molecules of common ammonia, by exchanging one or more of the three hydrogen atoms for acid radicals of equivalent acidity.
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  • Publius Cornelius Tacitus
    “Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are utterly miserable.”
  • Felicia D. Hemans
    Felicia D. Hemans
    “Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts; not amid joy.”
  • Publius Cornelius Tacitus
    “A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all.”
  • Emily Bronte
    “Vain are the thousand creeds that move men's hearts, unutterably vain; Worthless as withered weeds, or idlest froth amid the boundless main.”
  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
    “It is difficult to discriminate the voice of truth from amid the clamor raised by heated partisans.”
  • Georg Hegel
    “Amid the pressure of great events, a general principle gives no help.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Am,monia + -ide,


In literature:

Is it not enough for me to know that she is out of place amid her coarse surroundings and that she is not happy there?
"The Choice of Life" by Georgette Leblanc
One only is wanting, whom our eyes saw whelmed amid the waves; all else is answerable to thy mother's words.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
It was true, Clyde's bullet knocked the man over in a twinkling, and he lay writhing amid the rocks.
"Frank Merriwell's Bravery" by Burt L. Standish
A man who had been sitting on a couch amid these shadows rose to his feet.
"Sacrifice" by Stephen French Whitman
They were once more amid ice and Polar bears.
"A Book of Discovery" by Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
Shaking off Monte-Cristo's grasp, he leaped upon the bulwarks and suddenly sprang far out amid the seething waves.
"Edmond Dantès" by Edmund Flagg
To what unknown, what deadly perils was he exposing himself amid the marshes without the city walls?
"Monte-Cristo's Daughter" by Edmund Flagg
The heart lays aside its fears amid the accumulated blessings of our God.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
There was nothing in human shape amid all this vast congregation of brute forms.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 7" by Charles H. Sylvester
A few minutes afterwards, amid shouts of despair, the lights on board went out one after the other.
"Godfrey Morgan" by Jules Verne
Amid them was an immense number of clusters of nuts, each larger than a pigeon's egg.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
And so she stopped and stood amid it, waist high.
"The Bishop of Cottontown" by John Trotwood Moore
Appolidorus went down the long hallway, down the stone steps and waited at the outer gate amid the throng of soldiers.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7" by Elbert Hubbard
The last thing seen by Greta's hazy eyes was a drooping white head amid many bright girl faces.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
Many a singer far better than this absurd fop had been driven amid execration and abuse from the platform.
"The Last of the Legions and Other Tales of Long Ago" by Arthur Conan Doyle
The President resumed his seat, the tumult died away, and the play began amid a low hum of whispered comment directed at the flag-draped box.
"The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon
Amid these reflections, which were favored by the slowness of our march, the report of firearms was all at once heard: the column halted.
"The Two Great Retreats of History" by George Grote
Benjamin Franklin sat amid the vines and roses of his door.
"True to His Home" by Hezekiah Butterworth
The merry wholesome herds of neat feed down the meadows fair, 220 And all untended goatish flocks amid the herbage bite.
"The Æneids of Virgil" by Virgil
There they found more serious difficulties amid thicker ice.
"The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras" by Jules Verne

In poetry:

To my good friend
Would I show, I thought,
The plum blossoms,
Now lost to sight
Amid the falling snow.
"To my good friend" by Yamabe no Akahito
Little deeds and mortgages,
Little bonds and stocks,
Help amid financial storms
To keep us off the rocks.
"Rursery Rhymes" by Abner Cosens
See him exulting in his might
Of pageantry and pride,
Passing unmoved amid the blight
Of hunger unsupplied.
"The Youthful Villager And The Hermit" by James Madison Bell
With night dews gently falling,
With bees upon the wing,
And tiny rills soft rippling
Amid the valleys sing.
"June" by Mary Weston Fordham
We starve by the board,
And we thirst amid wassail—
For the guest is the lord,
And the host is the vassal!
"The Downfall Of The Gael" by Samuel Ferguson
I must be up and faring,
For this is the hour of tryst,
And Sheilah will be waiting
At the glen amid the mist.
"Rain Song" by Clinton Scollard

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C 2012 Religion News Service (RNS) Religious groups have long vied for prime parcels of land, planting churches on town squares and monasteries amid isolated mountains.

In science:

This is termed the microscopic thermodynamic limit; it reveals behaviour at the scale of the typical inter-particle distance amid a sea of particles.
Autocorrelations of the characteristic polynomial of a random matrix under microscopic scaling
Beghin, L., Orsingher, E. (2010) Moving randomly amid scattered obstacles.
Flying randomly in $\mathbb{R}^d$ with Dirichlet displacements
The peptide groups have a dipole moment parallel to the chain and the Amide-I excitations interact among them through acoustic phonons.
Stationary and moving breathers in a simplified model of curved alpha--helix proteins
Asparagine and glutamine: Using hydrogen atoms contacts in the choice of side-chain amide orientation. J.
Sensitivity of protein rigidity analysis to small structural variations: a large-scale comparative analysis
However, during market stress of mid 2008, the cash CLO tranches are severely depressed amid the wide-spread fear of complex structured finance products, therefore the cash CLO tranches traded at deep discounts comparing to the underlying loans.
A Top-down Model for Cash CLO
Kitts J (2006) Social influence and the emergence of norms amid ties of amity and enmity.
Cooperation, Norms, and Revolutions: A Unified Game-Theoretical Approach