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Meaning of AMPHIBIOUS

Pronunciation:  am'fibeeus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  operating or living on land and in water; "amphibious vehicles"; "amphibious operations"; "amphibious troops"; "frogs are amphibious animals"
  2. [adj]  relating to or characteristic of animals of the class Amphibia
  3. [adj]  relating to military forces prepared for operations launched from the sea against an enemy shore; "amphibious troops"
 

AMPHIBIOUS is a 10 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: amphibian, amphibiotic, semiaquatic
 
 Antonyms: aquatic, land(a), terrestrial
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Am*phib"i*ous\, a. [Gr. 'amfi`bios living a double
life, i. e., both on land in water; 'amfi` + bi`os life.]
1. Having the ability to live both on land and in water, as
   frogs, crocodiles, beavers, and some plants.

2. Pertaining to, adapted for, or connected with, both land
   and water.

         The amphibious character of the Greeks was already
         determined: they were to be lords of land and sea.
                                               --Hare.

3. Of a mixed nature; partaking of two natures.

         Not in free and common socage, but in this
         amphibious subordinate class of villein socage.
                                               --Blackstone.

 
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