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amphibious


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amphibious  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  amphibious 
  adj  1:  relating  to  military  forces  prepared  for  operations  launched 
  from  the  sea  against  an  enemy  shore;  "amphibious 
  troops" 
  2:  relating  to  or  characteristic  of  animals  of  the  class 
  Amphibia  [syn:  {amphibian}] 
  3:  operating  or  living  on  land  and  in  water;  "amphibious 
  vehicles";  "amphibious  operations";  "amphibious  troops"; 
  "frogs  are  amphibious  animals"  [ant:  {aquatic},  {terrestrial}] 




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