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AMPHIBIAN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does amphibian mean? 

AMPHIBIAN (noun)
  The noun AMPHIBIAN has 3 senses:

1. a flat-bottomed motor vehicle that can travel on land or water
2. an airplane designed to take off and land on water
3. cold-blooded vertebrate typically living on land but breeding in water; aquatic larvae undergo metamorphosis into adult form

  Familiarity information: AMPHIBIAN used as a noun is uncommon.


AMPHIBIAN (adjective)
  The adjective AMPHIBIAN has 1 sense:

1. relating to or characteristic of animals of the class Amphibia

  Familiarity information: AMPHIBIAN used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AMPHIBIAN (noun)


Sense 1amphibian [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A flat-bottomed motor vehicle that can travel on land or water

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

amphibian; amphibious vehicle

Hypernyms ("amphibian" is a kind of...):

automotive vehicle; motor vehicle (a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "amphibian"):

marsh buggy; swamp buggy (an amphibious vehicle typically having four-wheel drive and a raised body)


Sense 2amphibian [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An airplane designed to take off and land on water

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

amphibious aircraft; amphibian

Hypernyms ("amphibian" is a kind of...):

aeroplane; airplane; plane (an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets)

Meronyms (parts of "amphibian"):

pontoon (a float supporting a seaplane)


Sense 3amphibian [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cold-blooded vertebrate typically living on land but breeding in water; aquatic larvae undergo metamorphosis into adult form

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("amphibian" is a kind of...):

craniate; vertebrate (animals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or cranium)

Meronyms (parts of "amphibian"):

lateral line; lateral line organ (sense organs of fish and amphibians; believed to detect pressure changes in the water)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "amphibian"):

Hynerpeton bassetti (fossil amphibian of the Devonian having well-developed forelimbs; found in Pennsylvania)

Ichyostega (early tetrapod amphibian found in Greenland)

caudate; urodele (amphibians that resemble lizards)

salamander (any of various typically terrestrial amphibians that resemble lizards and that return to water only to breed)

anuran; batrachian; frog; salientian; toad; toad frog (any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial species)

blindworm; caecilian (any of the small slender limbless burrowing wormlike amphibians of the order Gymnophiona; inhabit moist soil in tropical regions)

labyrinthodont (an amphibian of the superorder Labyrinthodontia)

Holonyms ("amphibian" is a member of...):

amphibia; class Amphibia (the class of vertebrates that live on land but breed in water; frogs; toads; newts; salamanders; caecilians)


AMPHIBIAN (adjective)


Sense 1amphibian [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to or characteristic of animals of the class Amphibia

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

amphibian; amphibious

Pertainym:

amphibia (the class of vertebrates that live on land but breed in water; frogs; toads; newts; salamanders; caecilians)


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