- Ambient means a consistent surrounding of something.
In hot and humid weather when the stifling air cannot be escaped, it is an example of something being ambient.
- Ambient is defined as a state of being surrounded, usually in relation to the environment.
An example of ambient are the thick and dense rainforests where various species thrive.
- The definition of ambient is a restful environment usually including soft lighting or a type of soft music, often classical, which plays softly in the background.
An example of ambient is the music piped into the streets during the Holidays.
Origin of ambientClassical Latin ambiens, present participle of ambire, to go around ; from ambi-, around + ire, to go: see exit
- Surrounding; encircling: ambient sound; ambient air.
- Relating to or being instrumental or electronic music that has melody, gentle rhythm, and limited harmonic development and is intended to induce a relaxed mood.
Origin of ambientLatin ambiēns, ambient-, present participle of ambīre, to surround : amb-, ambi-, around; see ambi– + īre, to go; see ei- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more ambient, superlative most ambient)
- Encompassing on all sides; surrounding; encircling; enveloping.
- A cup of tea eventually cools to the ambient temperature.
- (music) Evoking or creating an atmosphere: atmospheric.
- Relating to, or suitable for, storage at room temperature.
- ambient food
- ambient warehousing
- (geometry, of a variety) Containing all the points, curves, divisors, etc. that one is interested in.
- Something that surrounds.
- (uncountable, music) A type of modern music which incorporates elements of various musical styles, and creates a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere.
- (astrology) The atmosphere; the surrounding air or sky; atmospheric components collectively such as air, clouds, water vapour, hail, etc.
From Latin ambiens (“going around”), from ambiō (“go around”).