Meaning of AMPHIBIOUS in English


— amphibiously , adv. — amphibiousness , n.

/am fib"ee euhs/ , adj.

1. living or able to live both on land and in water; belonging to both land and water.

2. Also, amphibian . capable of operating on both land and water: amphibious vehicles.

3. of or pertaining to military operations by both land and naval forces against the same object, esp. to a military attack by troops landed by naval ships.

4. trained or organized to fight, or fighting, on both land and sea: amphibious troops.

5. combining two qualities, kinds, traits, etc.; of or having a mixed or twofold nature.

[ 1635-45; amphibius amphíbios living a double life. See AMPHI-, BIO-, -OUS ]

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