Part of speech: adjective

Living both on land and in water, as a frog.

Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "amphibious":

  1. So for a couple of hours he went ahead over rolling fallow land to the meadow- flats and a pale shining of freshets; then hit on a lane skirting the water, and reached an amphibious village; five miles from Storling, he was informed, and a clear traverse of lanes, not to be mistaken, 'if he kept a sharp eye open. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  2. Though he pretends that the whole phrase is in the objective case, " the truth is, the assertion grammatically affects the first word only;" which in one aspect he regards as a noun, and in an other as a participle: whereas he himself, on the preceding page, had adopted from Lowth a different doctrine, and cautioned the learner against treating words in ing, " as if they were of an amphibious species, partly nouns and partly verbs;" that is, " partly nouns and partly participles;" for, according to Murray, Lowth, and many others, participles are verbs. - "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.
  3. It would have all the amphibious advantages of a whale. - "The Second Deluge", Garrett P. Serviss.