amphibious[am fib′ē əs]
An example of an amphibian is this toad.
The definition of amphibious is something that can survive or be used both on land and in water.
A toad is an example of an amphibious animal.
- that can live both on land and in water
- that can operate or travel on both land and water
- designating, of, or for a military operation involving the landing of assault troops on a shore from seaborne transports
- having two natures or qualities; of a mixed nature
Origin of amphibiousClassical Greek amphibios, living a double life ; from amphi-, amphi- + bios, life: see bio-
- Biology Living or able to live both on land and in water.
- Able to operate both on land and in water: amphibious tanks.
- Relating to or organized for a military landing by means of combined naval and land forces.
- Of a mixed or twofold nature.
Origin of amphibiousFrom Latin amphibius, from Greek amphibios; see amphibian.
- Capable of functioning on land or in water.
- Occurring on both land and water.
- amphibious attack
From Ancient Greek ἀμφίβιος (amphibios).