What does the word ambient mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Encompassing.

Usage examples for ambient

  1. His head, bent a little forward in the agony of listening, whirled madly round; the ambient darkness surrounding all. – The Lilac Sunbonnet by S.R. Crockett
  2. For the young woman, it was one of those happy days, in which the ambient atmosphere becomes limpid, light and vibrating, wafting towards one all the radiance and adulations of success. – Artists' Wives by Alphonse Daudet
  3. From south to north what long blue swells arise, Built thro the clouds, and lost in ambient skies! – The Columbiad by Joel Barlow