Amen vs Amendment - What's the difference?

amen | amendment |

As an interjection amen

is .

As a noun amendment is

an alteration or change for the better; correction of a fault or of faults; reformation of life by quitting vices.




  • At the end of religious prayers: so be it.
  • * 1997 , Contemporary American religion: an ethnographic reader :
  • Frequently "Amen" or Baha'u'l-Abha could be heard during devotions
  • * 1662 , Book of Common Prayer :
  • Thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen .
  • * KJV, Nehemiah 5:13:
  • Also I shook my lap, and said, So God shake out every man from his house, and from his labour, that performeth not this promise, even thus be he shaken out, and emptied. And all the congregation said, Amen , and praised the Lord. And the people did according to this promise. — Nehemiah 5:13, KJV
  • * KJV, Psalm 72:18-19:
  • Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things. And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen', and ' Amen .
  • At the end of a creed or in Koranic and Biblical translations: truly, verily.
  • * 2006 , The Islamic Traditions of Cirebon: Ibadat and Adat Among Javanese Muslims, page 103
  • Throughout the praying the audience responds repeatedly with Amen .
  • * Rhemish Translation, John 3:5:
  • Amen', ' amen , I say to thee, except a man be born again, he can not see the kingdom of God.
    At the end of surah Fatiha, you should say amen .


    (en interjection)
  • An expression of strong agreement.
  • * 1999 May, Matt Groening, “Hell Is Other Robots”, Futurama , season 1, episode 9
  • Fry:'' Bender's stupid religion is driving me nuts! / ''Leela: Amen !


    (en noun)
  • An instance of saying ‘amen’.
  • * 2006 , Evault Boswell, The Iron Mountain Baby
  • A chorus of amens rang out across the audience.
  • A title of Christ; the Faithful One (especially with reference to Revelation 3:14)
  • * 1611 , — Revelation 3:14, KJV
  • And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen , the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God


    (en verb)
  • To say Amen.
  • The whole congregation amened in unison.


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    (en noun)
  • An alteration or change for the better; correction of a fault or of faults; reformation of life by quitting vices.
  • In public bodies; Any alteration made or proposed to be made in a bill or motion that adds, changes, substitutes, or omits.
  • * 2014 , Ian Black, " Courts kept busy as Jordan works to crush support for Isis", The Guardian , 27 November 2014:
  • Arrests and prosecutions intensified after Isis captured Mosul in June, but the groundwork had been laid by an earlier amendment to Jordan’s anti-terrorism law. It is estimated that 2,000 Jordanians have fought and 250 of them have died in Syria – making them the third largest Arab contingent in Isis after Saudi Arabians and Tunisians.
  • (legal) Correction of an error in a writ or process.
  • An addition to and/or alteration to the Constitution.
  • The First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition.
    The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery.
  • That which is added; that which is used to increase or supplement something.
  • a soil amendment


    * improvement * reformation

    See also

    * engrossed * * repeal