from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Biology Living or able to live both on land and in water.
- adj. Able to operate both on land and in water: amphibious tanks.
- adj. Relating to or organized for a military landing by means of combined naval and land forces.
- adj. Of a mixed or twofold nature.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Capable of functioning on land or in water.
- adj. Occurring on both land and water.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the ability to live both on land and in water, as frogs, crocodiles, beavers, and some plants.
- adj. Pertaining to, adapted for, or connected with, both land and water.
- adj. Of a mixed nature; partaking of two natures.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- . Living both on land and in water; habitually alternating between land and water.
- Of or pertaining to the Amphibia; amphibian.
- Of a mixed nature; partaking of two natures: as, an amphibious breed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. operating or living on land and in water
- adj. relating to or characteristic of animals of the class Amphibia
From Latin amphibius, from Greek amphibios; see amphibian.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)