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amphibian genus | amphibiological | amphibiology | amphibiotic | amphibiotica | amphibious | amphibious aircraft | amphibious assault | amphibious demonstration | amphibious landing | amphibious operation

amphibious

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CIDE DICTIONARY

amphibiousa. [Gr. 'amfi`bios living a double life, i. e., both on land in water; 'amfi` + bi`os life.].
  •  Having the ability to live both on land and in water, as frogs, crocodiles, beavers, and some plants.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Pertaining to, adapted for, or connected with, both land and water.  [1913 Webster]
    "The amphibious character of the Greeks was already determined: they were to be lords of land and sea."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Of a mixed nature; partaking of two natures.  [1913 Webster]
    "Not in free and common socage, but in this amphibious subordinate class of villein socage."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

amphibious, adj.
1 living both on land and in water.
2 of or relating to or suited for both land and water.
3 Mil. a (of a military operation) involving forces landed from the sea. b (of forces) trained for such operations.
4 having a twofold nature; occupying two positions.

Derivative
amphibiously adv.

THESAURUS

amphibious

adaptable, adjustable, all-around, amalgamated, ambidextrous, ambiguous, ambivalent, blended, combined, complex, composite, compound, compounded, conglomerate, dappled, eclectic, equivocal, fifty-fifty, flexible, generally capable, half-and-half, heterogeneous, indiscriminate, intricate, ironic, jumbled, many-sided, medley, mingled, miscellaneous, mixed, motley, multifaceted, multinational, multiracial, patchy, pluralistic, promiscuous, resourceful, scrambled, supple, syncretic, thrown together, two-handed, varied, versatile

ROGET THESAURUS

amphibious

Unconformity

N unconformity, nonconformity, unconformity, disconformity, unconventionality, informality, abnormity, abnormality, anomaly, anomalousness, exception, peculiarity, infraction of law, breach, of law, violation of law, violation of custom, violation of usage, infringement of law, infringement of custom, infringement of usage, teratism, eccentricity, bizarrerie, oddity, je ne sais quoi, monster, monstrosity, rarity, freak, freak of Nature, weirdo, mutant, rouser, snorter, individuality, idiosyncrasy, originality, mannerism, aberration, irregularity, variety, singularity, exemption, salvo, nonconformist, nondescript, character, original, nonesuch, nonsuch, monster, prodigy, wonder, miracle, curiosity, flying fish, black sheep, black swan, lusus naturae, rara avis, queer fish, mongrel, random breed, half-caste, half-blood, half-breed, metis, crossbreed, hybrid, mule, hinny, mulatto, tertium quid, hermaphrodite, phoenix, chimera, hydra, sphinx, minotaur, griffin, griffon, centaur, saggittary, kraken, cockatrice, wyvern, roc, dragon, sea serpent, mermaid, merman, merfolk, unicorn, Cyclops, men whose heads do grow beneath their shoulders, teratology, fish out of water, neither one thing nor another, neither fish nor fowl, neither fish flesh nor fowl nor good red herring, one in a million, one in a way, one in a thousand, outcast, outlaw, off the beaten track, oasis, uncomformable, exceptional, abnormal, abnormous, anomalous, anomalistic, out of order, out of place, out of keeping, out of tune, out of one's element, irregular, arbitrary, teratogenic, lawless, informal, aberrant, stray, wandering, wanton, peculiar, exclusive, unnatural, eccentric, egregious, out of the beaten track, off the beaten track, out of the common, out of the common run, beyond the pale of, out of the pale of, misplaced, funny, unusual, unaccustomed, uncustomary, unwonted, uncommon, rare, curious, odd, extraordinary, out of the ordinary, strange, monstrous, wonderful, unexpected, unaccountable, outre, out of the way, remarkable, noteworthy, queer, quaint, nondescript, none such, sui generis, unfashionable, fantastic, grotesque, bizarre, outlandish, exotic, tombe des nues, preternatural, denaturalized, heterogeneous, heteroclite, amorphous, mongrel, amphibious, epicene, half blood, hybrid, androgynous, androgynal, asymmetric, adelomorphous, bisexual, hermaphrodite, monoclinous, qualified, singular, unique, one-of-a-kind, newfangled, novel, non-classical, original, unconventional, unheard of, unfamiliar, undescribed, unprecedented, unparalleled, unexampled, unconformably, except, unless, save barring, beside, without, save and except, let alone, however, yet, but, once in a blue moon, once in a million years, Int, what on earth!, what in the world!, What the devil!, Holy cow!, Can you top that?, Sacre bleu, never was seen the like, never was heard the like, never was known the like, I could hardly believe it, I saw it, but I didn't believe it.


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