amphibious

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adjective am·phib·i·ous \am-ˈfi-bē-əs\

Definition of amphibious

  1. 1 :  combining two characteristics

  2. 2a :  relating to or adapted for both land and water amphibious vehiclesb :  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. 3 :  able to live both on land and in water amphibious plants

amphibiously

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amphibiousness

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Origin and Etymology of amphibious

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


First Known Use: 1608

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AMPHIBIOUS Defined for English Language Learners

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adjective am·phib·i·ous \am-ˈfi-bē-əs\

Definition of amphibious for English Language Learners

  • : able to live both on land and in water

  • : able to be used both on land and water

  • : done by soldiers who are brought to land in special boats : carried out by land and sea forces acting together


AMPHIBIOUS Defined for Kids

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adjective am·phib·i·ous \am-ˈfi-bē-əs\

Definition of amphibious for Students

  1. 1 :  able to live both on land and in water amphibious animals

  2. 2 :  meant to be used on both land and water amphibious vehicles

  3. 3 :  made by land, sea, and air forces acting together amphibious attack



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