Definition of Amherst in US English:

Amherst

proper noun

  • 1A town in west central Massachusetts, home to several colleges and universities; population 35,565 (est. 2008).

  • 2A town in western New York, northeast of Buffalo; population 115,563 (est. 2008).

Pronunciation

Amherst

/ˈam(h)ərst/