Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having a grammatical structure that allows of two interpretations; equivocal.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Ambiguous; equivocal: now used only in logic as applied to a sentence susceptible of two meanings.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Ambiguous; doubtful.
  • adjective (Logic) Capable of two meanings.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective obsolete ambiguous; doubtful

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Late Latin amphibolus; see amphibole.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin amphibolus, Ancient Greek thrown about, doubtful. See amphibole.

Examples

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  • Capable of two meanings.

    June 4, 2008

  • The duke yet lives that Henry shall depose.

    August 29, 2011

  • These get thrown around - tossed back-and-forth!!- with undertows

    August 30, 2011