Meaning of AMPHIBIOUS in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ am-ˈfi-bē-əs ]


Etymology: Greek amphibios, literally, living a double life, from amphi- + bios mode of life — more at quick

Date: 1643

1. : combining two characteristics


a. : relating to or adapted for both land and water

amphibious vehicles

b. : executed by coordinated action of land, sea, and air forces organized for invasion

an amphibious landing

also : trained or organized for such action

amphibious forces

3. : able to live both on land and in water

amphibious plants

• am·phib·i·ous·ly adverb

• am·phib·i·ous·ness noun

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