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amazon (noun) a woman warrior (in Greek mythology); a tall and strong-willed woman.
In ancient Greek stories we come across a class of women warriors. They were called Amazons. Now, however, any strong-willed and tall woman is called an Amazon.
- The marriage between the not so tall Steve and the Amazon Ruth was odd enough to continue to be the talk of the town even a year after the marriage.
- The teacher, an Amazon of a woman, strikes terror in the hearts of the pupils as she enters class.