amphibian vehicle

amphibian vehicle

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  • amphibian — adj. & n. adj. 1 living both on land and in water. 2 Zool. of or relating to the class Amphibia. 3 (of a vehicle) able to operate on land and water. n. 1 Zool. any vertebrate of the class Amphibia, with a life history of an aquatic gill breathing …   Useful english dictionary

  • amphibian — ► NOUN 1) a cold blooded animal with an aquatic larval stage and a terrestrial adult stage, e.g. a frog, toad, or newt. 2) an aircraft or vehicle that can operate on land and on water. ORIGIN Greek amphibion, from amphi both + bios life …   English terms dictionary

  • amphibian — [am fib′ē ən] n. [< ModL Amphibia < Gr amphibia, neut. pl. of amphibios: see AMPHIBIOUS] 1. any of a class (Amphibia) of coldblooded, scaleless vertebrates, consisting of frogs, toads, newts, salamanders, and caecilians, that usually begin… …   English World dictionary

  • amphibian — /am fib ee euhn/, n. 1. any cold blooded vertebrate of the class Amphibia, comprising frogs and toads, newts and salamanders, and caecilians, the larvae being typically aquatic, breathing by gills, and the adults being typically semiterrestrial,… …   Universalium

  • Amphibian (disambiguation) — An amphibian is a type of vertebrate animal.Amphibian may also refer to: * Amphibian (comics), a superhero * Amphibious vehicle * Amphibian aircraft * Amphibian (song), a song by Björk …   Wikipedia

  • amphibian — UK [æmˈfɪbɪən] / US noun [countable] Word forms amphibian : singular amphibian plural amphibians 1) biology an animal such as a frog or toad that lives mainly on land, but produces its eggs and develops into its adult form in water 2) a vehicle… …   English dictionary

  • amphibian — noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek amphibion amphibious being, from neuter of amphibios Date: 1835 1. an amphibious organism; especially any of a class (Amphibia) of cold blooded vertebrates (as frogs, toads, or salamanders) intermediate in… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • amphibian — [[t]æmfɪ̱biən[/t]] amphibians 1) N COUNT Amphibians are animals such as frogs and toads that can live both on land and in water. 2) N COUNT An amphibian is a vehicle which is able to move on both land and water, or an aeroplane which can land on… …   English dictionary

  • amphibian — 1. adjective /ˈæmˌfɪbɪən/ Pertaining to the Amphibia. 2. noun /ˈæmˌfɪbɪən/ a) An animal of the Amphibia; any four legged vertebrate that does not have amniotic eggs, living both on land and in water. b) A vehicle which can operate …   Wiktionary

  • amphibian — am|phib|i|an [ æm fıbiən ] noun count 1. ) an animal such as a FROG or a TURTLE that can live both in water and on land 2. ) a vehicle or aircraft that can operate both on water and on land …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • amphibian — am•phib•i•an [[t]æmˈfɪb i ən[/t]] n. 1) ram any cold blooded vertebrate of the class Amphibia, including frogs, salamanders, and caecilians, usu. having an aquatic, gill breathing tadpole stage and later developing lungs 2) aer. an airplane… …   From formal English to slang

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